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Gulfood 2018 Trade Exhibition follow-up report

alco has been successful at the Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, an interesting trade show with forward-looking stimuli. The trade show is the largest food and beverage event in the Arab world and has been an integral part of our annual trade fair planning for many years. Also this year, Gulfood lived up to its status as an international platform for the industry's latest trends and developments in process engineering and process improvement.

alco appreciated in particular the strong international presence at the trade show. Besides the high number of visitors from the Gulf States and many other Arab countries, a considerable number of interested parties from Asia and the CIS countries were also present.

This year, alco had seized the opportunity to call attention to itself as an independent mechanical engineering company and supplier of complete solutions with its own booth. As usual, alco was represented by its sales agency FPT Middle East FZE. In the field of cooking techniques, a contact cooker was on display next to the equipment used in coating technology and in meat processing.

Convenience products, ready-to-eat products, in particular, were key trends at Gulfood, which illustrated the global food and beverage development. Automation and food safety in the food industry, the top leading themes, were of course also present at Gulfood. As these trends and our discussions at the Gulfood show, alco with its broad product portfolio, its many years of experience in the convenience industry and its state-of-the-art technology is in touch with the latest trends.