SPX Flow employees were among thousands of food industry representatives gathered at Northern Europe's largest trade fair for food technology to discuss and demonstrate ways to expand the global food supply.
FoodTech 2014, hosted in Herning, Denmark, placed a spotlight on the issue of feeding the world, particularly in light of the fact that the global population is projected to rise to nine billion by the year 2050. The number of people in the resource-intensive middle class, meanwhile, will see 150 percent growth over the next 15 years.
These developments will force the global food industry to produce food more efficiently, better utilize raw materials and develop eco-friendly packaging that increases shelf life.
For SPX, this was the 17th consecutive year it has participated in the trade show. Among the innovative products and services demonstrated in SPX’s exhibit space were the APV Cavitator, Seital separation technologies, APV plate heat exchangers, the APV GappScan diagnostic tools, e&e powder samples (coffee, concentrates, etc.) and Gerstenberg Schröder’s PitStop aftermarket campaign reminding food producers of the advantages of scheduling regular maintenance to avoid costly downtimes.
“Nearly all of the SPX solution offerings featured at FoodTech 2014 can play a role in helping to meet future food supply demands,” notes Irene Constantin marketing communications manager. “They can all contribute to increasing the industry's profitability, sustainability, efficiency and food safety efforts.”
SPX generated approximately 140 business leads from among the fair's attendees, many of whom came from Eastern Europe and Russia in addition to Northern Europe.
"The SPX stand was crowded at all times during the three days," Paul Lange, sales lead Nordic Food and Beverage. "Our visitors included a wide range of customers at all levels — from maintenance workers to vice presidents. These meetings confirmed our solid customer relationships and delivered a number of valuable inquiries."