Over 20 companies from Europe took part in the first ever edition of FoodTec Brasil, the trade fair dedicated to the Brazilian food technology market. Process technologies “Made in EU” were represented by such names as Cabinplant, CSB-System, Seydelmann, Unitherm and Verinox.
Overall, the proportion of foreign suppliers was unusually high for a trade fair in Brazil, with more than 40 % coming from overseas, according to the organizers, Koelnmesse, who say that the total number of participants exceeded 3000 regional and international visitors. Among the major international players attending the trade fair, there were Ishida, Linco Food, Marel, Middleby, Multivac, Ulma and Vemag.
“International FoodTec Brasil is fully focused on the growing demand for both products and technology in the Brazilian food processing sector,” says Gerald Böse, managing director of Koelnmesse GmbH. “Close consultation with the industry during development yielded a concept that is 100 % suited to the branch requirements. This claim was firmly underlined by the success of the event. We can build on this positive resonance and strategically develop the trade fair further alongside our Brazilian partners.”
The exhibition covered manufacturing, processing and packaging food with a focus on meat, poultry, fish and cheese and was jointly organized by Koelnmesse GmbH and Hannover Fairs Sulamérica (HFSA).