Emerging agro-processors to appear at fdt Africa

South African agro-processing, development finance and export development organisation Food South Africa has aligned with the upcoming food & drink technology Africa trade show to showcase top agro-processing entrepreneurs.


Food SA, the voice of the South African agro-processing sector, represents around 762 members – most of them SMEs – and creates platforms for food manufacturers to grow and increase their competitiveness. The organisation will participate in food & drink technology Africa to introduce selected members to the broader industry, highlighting their products and services.

Food and beverage technologies

At the same time, the participating members will have an opportunity to view the latest food and beverage technologies on show at the event.

Fanus Engelbrecht, chief marketing officer of Food South Africa, says: ‘We’re excited about this opportunity to participate in food & drink technology Africa, which helps us to deliver on our mandate to give members exposure to new opportunities, as well as to help them discover solutions to make their businesses more efficient and productive. Events such as this create awareness of the impact of Industry 4.0, and how automation can provide benefits across the board for the Food and Beverage Industry.’

Co-located shows

Presented by leading international exhibition organiser Messe München, the biennial food & drink technology (fdt) Africa trade fair will be staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 9 to 11 2019. The event will be co-located with IFAT – the premier water value chain technology exhibition, and with analytica Lab Africa.

fdt Africa covers the entire food and beverage process chain – from raw materials and processing through to bottling, packaging and logistics. The co-located events will attract over 6 000 visitors access to the latest technologies across the entire value chain, including solutions to key industry concerns such as quality assurance, packaging, environmental issues and waste management.