Auspack was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 26-29, with innovation in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries all on display.
There were 351 exhibitors and over 6000 attendees for this year’s event. Many of the exhibitors were component manufacturers, all well as suppliers of complete turn-key systems. Conveyor manufacturers were also out in force, showing that this industry sub-sector is still going strong.
Also on display was equipment supplied by All Torque Transmissions – evident on machines as diverse as automated packaging equipment through to standard conveyors. Bonfiglioli VF and W Series wormboxes are the staple of the industry for small to medium conveyor applications, and it seemed to be that most of the display equipment fell into this category.
Auspack 2019 Business and Industry Conference
2019 also saw the Auspack 2019 Business and Industry Conference, with ‘Smart. Connected. Sustainable.’ the theme.
Insights into smart packaging, the mindfulness of consumers (and how they are driving change), and design trends for different consumer groups were all key takeaways. Of course no conference would be complete without a discussion on e-commerce and Industry 4.0. The main difference being how they affected the packaging industry. Innovation in sustainability and energy consumption were also major themes.
Overall, the event was well put together and provided a real insight into the state of play in the packaging industry.