More than 4,500 visiting industry professionals from both New Zealand and around the world will converge in Auckland to attend the sectors largest combined trade only industry event – Foodtech Packtech (FTPT) and the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo (MHL).
Hosted at the ASB Showgrounds in September, this year’s event will be the largest show in decades – it’s certainly a must attend event for anyone in the food and beverage manufacturing and packaging or transport and logistics industries!
Across the halls you will experience some 240+ exhibiting suppliers covering important capability issues – everything from food safety, processing and security technology through to industrial packaging and preservation solutions, and specialist product handling and logistics.
Ngaio Diagnostics deliver the tools used to minimise any chance of microbial or allergen contamination. Their range offers simple, cost effective solutions suitable for companies of all sizes.
In 2016, FTPT connected Ngaio to a major NZ company that was able to save them over 10% on their Gluten testing costs. Not only was Ngaio able to help with cost-effectiveness, but they were also able to implement a test with superior ease of use and accreditation, ultimately improving their entire food safety program.
Integrated Packaging, a returning exhibitor in 2018, will tell you that “FTPT is the perfect platform to interact with groups of people from a variety of companies and be able to demonstrate first-hand what your company’s capabilities are”.
At the 2016 show, Integrated Packing connected with a vast number of companies, saving one of them over $20,000 p.a. by improving their manufacturing processes.
This year Integrated Packing will be showcasing a range of new solutions that are unique to this market. This will be of great appeal to companies including meat, poultry and small goods.
With sustainability being such a hot topic, SMC Pneumatics will be one to watch, their theme this year being “More Green in 2018”. Air use in factories contributes to approximately 20% of the overall energy costs, so it is in the best interest of every manufacturer to stay on top of air leaks and choose the right product for the application to minimise air loss. SMC can help with this!
They will also be demonstrating how they incorporate Industry 4.0.
There will be a huge range of subjects at seminars, workshops and one-on-one training opportunities, including NZ Culinary legend Simon Gault who will be sharing how he has successfully managed to commercialise his brand in this industry.
FTPT and the MHL Expo runs from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.