Category: Cross-Industry

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The digital transformation in the beverage industry

The global pandemic has spotlighted the food and beverage sector. In particular because fluctuating customer requirements and closed borders strained supply chains to their limits. Reda Mostafa, Business Development Director at PTC, explains here how the digital transformation of the food and beverage industry can help it operate successfully, even in such unpredictable times.

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Keeping an eye on bottling systems with the smartwatch

It is practically impossible to operate bottling plants efficiently without the appropriate IT systems. Until now, smartwatches have played almost no role in this. Christian Diederich, founder of SubLine Solutions, highlights their immense potential in beverage production.

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Reduced-volume bottle cases

When it comes to stacking the current crates and bottle cases, a lot of space is left in between. The available transport and storage volumes could be put to significantly better use. Tim Siebels, from the Office for Logistics Research in Dortmund, presents a new development that utilizes the narrower bottleneck diameter for optimized packing density.

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Lockdown: Effects on beverage wholesalers

The lockdown in March/April 2020 and the (partial) lockdown in place since November 2020 have led to great losses in the beverage industry. The evaluations of GEDAT Getränkedaten show the extent of these losses. The data was collected based on the number of companies supplied by beverage wholesalers each month in the out-of-house market.

Der Getränkemarkt der Philippinen im Überblick

The Philippines drinks market

According to the Asian Development Bank, the Philippines is facing a severe recession this year as a result of the pandemic. Years of stable economic growth of around 6.4per cent up until 2017 have been followed by a 7.3 percent fall in GDP in 2020. But the country’s economy should be back on track next year. Here, we examine what the current economic situation, the tax on sugary drinks introduced in 2018 and the coronavirus pandemic mean for the Philippines drinks industry.