VR goggles

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the day-to-day routine of machine engineers for the packaging industry. Digitalisation gives rise to innovation. Photo: StockSnap on Pixabay

Impact of the Corona Pandemic on the Packaging Machinery Industry

Michael Müller of Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH

Michael Müller, Global Sales Director for Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH, has opted for digitalisation to increase efficiency. Photo: Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH

Clemens confirms: “All companies wanted, above all, to maintain their own production capability. Shift work was introduced in the halls. There were single offices, and the distances between individual

Richard Clemens is the Managing Director of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association. During the pandemic, the association has supported its members in legal matters in particular, and also when they have questions on the current travel directives. Photo: VDMA / Uwe Nölke

Networking and digitalisation

Virtual commissioning, more video meetings Digitalisation is also growing within the packaging industry. Photo: Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH

Tasks for machine engineering companies and support from the VDMA

Production hall of Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH from the exterior

At Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH, the conversion to home office took place at the speed of light. Subject: Hall 3 at the headquarters in Bonn Photo: Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH