For over twenty years Poland has been one of the greatest markets for the packaging industry in Europe. Its dynamic development has been possible due to the openness to innovation visible in nearly all the sectors of the economy.
The tradition of organising the Poznań fair for the sector of manufacturers and suppliers of packaging technologies and solutions that enable companies to take up logistic challenges has almost forty years. Over all those years the fair has undergone changes which brought into the calendar of the Poznań trade fairs for the packaging industry two large events taking place interchangeably every two years: The TAROPAK International Trade Fair of Packaging Technology and Logistics and the PAKFOOD Food Industry Packaging Fair.
From the very beginning the fairs have been highly appreciated by both their participants and many institutions and trade organisations, including the Confederation of Organisers of Packaging Exhibitions (COPE) and the Polish Chamber of Packaging (PIO). The benefits from active participation in the events have been quickly noticed by both Polish and foreign exhibitors (the latter accounting for about 35 percent of the total number of exhibitors). Therefore, at present, every edition of TAROPAK and PAKFOOD attracts nearly 800 companies which together with the fair organisers make them ones of the most interesting exhibition events in Europe. Apart from ready products, the exhibitors showcase a wide range of machinery for the production of packaging and packaging equipment. The fairs mean also an interesting offer for the sector of logistics, i.e. the presentation of machinery and equipment for internal transport, stock management equipment and specialist equipment for the processing of logistic information. Poznań is also visited by companies offering various kinds of services, including printing and telecommunication services. The exhibitors come to the business capital of the Wielkopolska province from as many as nearly 40 countries in order to meet their present and potential clients 90,000 of whom turn out at every edition of both events. The trade fair is the must be place mostly for professionals aiming at developing their companies through active investing in novelties; these are companies from many sectors, including the food, chemical, printing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, advertising and packaging industries. And TAROPAK and PAKFOOD are always full of market novelties. In the catalogue of events organised by the Poznań International Fair (MTP) the two trade fairs stand out with the greatest number of new products, many of which make in Poznań their market debuts.
Many emotions are always aroused by products awarded with the Gold Medal of the Poznań International Fair (MTP), especially that the results of this prestigious competition are known several weeks before the start of the fair. Thanks to this practice, the information about the awards is widely published in the media, including trade media. The trade fair visitors may also see the awarded products at the exhibition itself, at the exhibitors’ stands. Consumers can also vote for the best solution both during the fair event with the use of special terminals or on the following.
Coming to TAROPAK is not only an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the offer of several hundred leading producers and suppliers, but also a chance to take advantage of an interesting programme of events, including conferences, workshops, training courses and specialist shows. One of the most important events at TAROPAK 2014 is the first edition of the Packaging Industry Congress - an opportunity for the opinion leaders to meet and discuss the main challenges the industry will have to face in the upcoming years.
Along with TAROPAK and PAKFOOD, the POLAGRA-TECH International Trade Fair of Food Processing Technologies is usually held at the same time and place. Therefore, for many visitors, coming to Poznań at that time means several days of important meetings they would not be able to have in the whole year.
THE DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE POLISH
PACKAGING SECTOR AND LOGISTICS
For almost twenty years, Poland has been one of the largest packaging markets in Europe. Packaging industry has modern means of production and uses the latest technology, which is due to, among others, granted EU funding. Thanks to this the Polish packaging market is growing dynamically. The overall tonnage of produced packaging increased from 1.3 million tonnes in 1998 to 4.1 million tonnes in 2010, which is over a 300% growth dynamics.
The next years have also been characterized by trends, which favours the expansion and modernization of production potential. Thanks to this the offer of the packaging industry located in Poland is fully competitive in foreign markets. Today, the packaging industry in Poland consists of about 7 thousand companies, therefrom 4.3 thousand major companies in the market. Approximately 2.3 thousand are manufacturers; approximately 1.2 thousand are companies, which render packaging services or handle the packaging industry, and approximately 800 distribution companies. In 2010 packaging consumption per capita in Poland by value amounted to 157 euros. Currently, the packaging market in Poland constitutes 1.3% of the global packaging market.
Successful forecasts for the development of the market translate into an increased demand for advanced packaging solutions and logistics in Poland. Both of these industries are strongly represented at the TAROPAK trade fair in Poznań.
COMPLEX OFFER – BROAD RANGE OF SECTORS
• packaging materials
• raw materials and semi-products for the production of packaging
• packaging machines and equipment together with spare parts
• machines for manufacturing of packaging
• works transport equipment and devices
• stock management equipment
• specialist equipment for processing the logistics information
• warehouse, transport and forwarding services
• logistics related information processing services
• bar codes and automatic data identification systems
• printing services
• telecommunications services
• technical consulting
OUR VISITORS REPRESENT DIFFERENT INDUSTRY BRANCHES
• food industry • chemical industry • printing industry • automotive industry • cosmetic industry • construction industry • pharmaceutical industry • advertising industry • packaging industry • wholesalers, chain stores • logistics
TAROPAK 2010 IN FIGURES
• over 600 leaders of the market representing 30 countries
from all over the world
• more than 200 newly launched products and trade fair debuts
• nearly 45 000 professional visitors
• comprehensive offer presented on the exhibition space of 30 000 sq m
• dozens of specialist conferences, seminars, workshops
• the largest trade fair of packaging and logistics sector in the Central and Eastern Europe
• the best place to review ne trends and a rich source of information about the market
• one of the most important fairs in Europe for the leaders of the market
• international character of the event – nearly 35% exhibitors are the foreign exhibitors
• the possibility to compare the offers of hundreds of companies
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