Monday, March 3, 2014

Record attendance at plast & printpack alger 2014: As big and as international as ever before

The 3rd plast alger and the 4th printpack alger feature a record attendance as 145 technology leaders from 23 countries have already signed in and there are still more to come. Like this, the event is as big and as international as ever before.

The exhibitors come from Algeria, Austria, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Greece, France, India, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Algeria’s leading plastics, packaging and printing technology trade fair has received the patronage of H.E. the Algerian Minister of Industrial Development and Investment Promotion, Mr Amara Benyounes.

plast & printpack alger are organised by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade and its German-Algerian team.

The decision of the organisers to increase the exhibition space by moving to the bigger  "Pavilion A" was a logical consequence of the growing demand of the Algerian plast, print & pack industry and the great success of the 2012 edition.

printpack alger 2014 takes place on the background of sharply rising imports. According to VDMA-The German Engineering Association, Algerian imports of printing and paper processing machinery and equipment rose from 67.1 Million US Dollars in 2011 to 92,7 Million Dollars in 2012, a plus of 38%!

The last plast & printpack alger in 2012 was a real success for both, exhibitors and visitors alike. The event gathered 2,388 professional visitors and 104 exhibitors from 17 countries.

Exhibitors showed themselves very satisfied with the results of their participation and praised the high quality of the visitors. The event was organised under the patronage of the Algerian Ministry of Industry, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and of Investment Promotion.

Algerian imports of printing and paper processing machinery (in million US Dollars)Algerian imports of packaging machinery and equipment (in million US Dollars)
Source: VDMA-the German Engineering Association, June 2013

Algerian imports of packaging machinery and equipment went up from 140.1 million US Dollars in 2010 and 139.2 million US Dollars in 2011 to 189.6 million US Dollars in 2012, a plus of 36% compared to 2011.

Algeria, in 2012, represented a market with an import volume of exactly 282.3 million US Dollars in terms of printing, paper & packaging technology:

• 189.6 million US Dollars in terms of packaging machinery (+36% compared to 2011)    
• 92.7 million US Dollars in terms of printing and paper technology (+38%)

In addition to the market for technology, there is an ever growing market for printing and packaging material, professional papers, packaging solutions using metal, glass, paper and paperboard, plastics, …

The printing and packaging sector represents one of the most important growth sectors in Algeria. Thanks to a strong economic upswing, the growing population’s disposable income is rising - and that in turn dramatically pushes up various industries and the demand for printing and packaging machinery and packaging materials.

In a further boost to the publishing, manufacturing and food processing sector, and therefore to the printing and packaging industry, hundreds of new factories are to be constructed in the coming years, as part of a multi-billion dollar investment.