Strong German presence at iran food + bev tec & iran food ingredients 2019

German companies are withstanding the currently difficult environment for business with Iran.

For 2019, they once again register in numbers for the official German Pavilion at iran food + bev tec & bakery + confectionery.

As such German manufacturers are again to leave strong traces at the show.

Exhibitors within the German Pavilion 2019 include:

  • Alpine Engineering
  • Bastak
  • Damirchi
  • Efpromm
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • GPS Reisacher
  • Hydrosol
  • KHS
  • Multivac
  • Pak-Fan
  • Rieger
  • Vibrofloors

Presenters of the 2019 German Pavilion
The German Pavilion is presented by:

Additional German exhibitors
Additional German exhibitors will be represented with their own company stands outside the pavilion, e.g.

  • PETKUS Group
  • Winter Air-Conditioning
  • Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen

Strong German participation also at iran food ingredients. 

A strong German participation is also becoming apparent at iran food ingredients as the following companies have already registered:

  • Bell Flavours      
  • Chr. Hansen Iran
  • Destilla       
  • Döhler         
  • Josef Schwan
  • Lactoprot  
  • Th. Geyer

iran food + bev tec 2019 & iran bakery + confectionery 2019: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs supports official German Pavilion

by Vera Fritsche, VDMA Food Processing and Food Packaging Machinery

For German manufacturers of food processing and packaging machines Iran is an important sales market in the Middle East. At the request of the VDMA food processing and packaging machinery association the German federal ministry for economic affairs included iran food + bev tec and iran bakery + confectionery in its foreign trade fair program 2019 in order to support German companies to present their range of delivery and service solutions for the food processing and packaging industry, as well as current trends.

With 80 million Iran is the most highly populated country in the Middle East. A growing and young population, almost 63 percent of the population are under 34 years, increasing urbanization, a growing middle class and working women and the spread of organized trade in super- and hypermarkets contribute to the rising demand for modern processed and packaged foods and beverages. The young people are very eager to purchase new packaged food items and contribute significantly to market growth. The traditional habit of consuming loose/unpackaged products like rice, bread, oils and cheese is now being replaced by the consumption of packaged items, especially in key urban areas.

16.5 million tons of packaged foods had been sold in Iran in 2015. The demand is expected to rise by 3 percent till 2020. Baked goods are by far the largest segment within the packaged food category. Sales in 2015 amounted to 8.6 million tonnes. Especially packaged bread is gaining popularity in Iran. This sector has benefited greatly from the elimination of subsidies for artisanal bread. It is expected that packaged bread will grow by 19 percent until 2020.

The second largest segment are dairy products with a sales volume of 4 million tons in 2015. Demand will increase by 12 percent till 2020.

The demand for processed meat and seafood is also gaining momentum. Even if the actual annual per capital consumption with 4.2 kg (2015) is comparatively small it will however rise by 24 percent until 2020.

Iranian consumers like it sweet. With a total volume of 180,000 tons (2015), Iran is the largest confectionery market in the Middle East and one of the most important sales markets worldwide. It is expected that the demand will rise by 6 percent until 2020.

The growing demand for processed and packaged food and beverages is reflected by the demand for food processing and packaging machinery. Iran is the third largest sales market for food processing and packaging machinery in the Middle East. Global exports to Iran reached 340 million euros in 2017.

Germany is one of the most important sales partners of Iran for food processing and packaging machines. German manufacturers sold machines worth 47 million euros in 2015. With this Germany holds a market share of 17 percent just after Italy with 26 percent and China with 19 percent.

In 2016, German exports of food processing and packaging machines to Iran nearly doubled to reach a value of 93.5 million euros compared to 47 million in 2015.

One of the important targets of the Iranian government for the next years is the modernization of the agricultural and food industry to provide the population with affordable, high quality food products. They increasingly promote industrial food production.

Machines "made in Germany" have always enjoyed a good reputation in Iran. In recent years, many investments were postponed due to the sanctions. The machinery used is often outdated and therefore there is a great need to catch up. This all gives German companies good sales potential.