Successfully shaping the future – with sustainability and digitalization

MULTIVAC looks back on a successful 2021 and is already in a position to announce an even better 2022, in spite of all the current uncertainties. As a provider of integrated end-to-end systems, the company will be introducing innovative solutions and setting new standards in terms of sustainability and digitalization. At the press conference at the IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt, MULTIVAC’s Group Presidents, Christian Traumann and Guido Spix, will outline the innovations that MULTIVAC is presenting at the IFFA and how the company intends to shape the future in dialogue with its customers.

In spite of the ongoing pandemic, the MULTIVAC Group continues to record significant growth and succeeded in increasing its sales to 1.37 billion euros. “MULTIVAC entered 2022 with a good order bookings,” said Christian Traumann, Group President at MULTIVAC, during the press conference at the IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt, the leading international trade fair for the meat industry. “We are also expecting a further increase in sales for 2022. This positive business development once again shows that we are on the right track and is a source of pride for us, because ultimately this success also represents a vote of confidence from our customers.”

The 2025 Agenda highlights how MULTIVAC is planning to continue developing its business successfully in the future – opening up new markets and market segments, and with advanced digitalization and sustainability.

Close to our customers – all around the world

With more than 85 subsidiaries providing sales and service, MULTIVAC is available to its customers on site in many regions around the globe. In the future, the development of markets on the African continent in particular will be driven forward. The focus is also on the rapidly developing region of Southeast Asia.

To be even closer to its customers all around the world, the company is investing in the expansion of its international production. MULTIVAC is now represented worldwide with 13 production and manufacturing sites. Recently, for example, new, modern production facilities were added in China and Japan. A new site in India is currently under construction. “This allows us to respond quickly and flexibly to market requirements in the respective regions,” Traumann highlights.

Innovative packaging solutions – sustainable, digital and customized to meet any requirement

With its processing and packaging solutions, MULTIVAC is also planning to open up new market segments. For example, a fully automatic line solution for portioning and packing poultry or fresh meat will be presented at the IFFA. Another solution is the R3, an application-optimized thermoforming packaging machine that can also process recyclable mono-materials such as polypropylene (PP). “The fusion of digitalization and machine design is key, as well as solution sustainability,” explains Guido Spix.

“In the era of Industry 4.0, machines and lines are becoming increasingly complex, especially in food production. With our digital solutions such as Smart Services or the Pack Pilot, we support our customers in ensuring that their production processes run as efficiently and smoothly as possible – thereby increasing productivity. Digitalized lines of this kind significantly reduce product waste. Moreover, at our state-of-the-art Training and Innovation Center (TIC), we not only develop sustainable solutions with alternative packaging materials together with our customers and partners, we also develop solutions for cutting and portioning vegetarian and plant-based meat substitutes – thereby making an important contribution to improving the carbon footprint of processed and packaged products,” adds Traumann.

The topic of sustainability plays a key role for MULTIVAC in the development of innovative packaging solutions as well as in other vital areas. For example, the company will be using green electricity to reduce the CO2 footprint of its production by 20,000 tons within the next three years. “Sustainability is an important facet of MULTIVAC’s corporate strategy,” says Spix. “As a technology leader, we are not only fulfilling our corporate responsibility, but also our social obligation.”

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