- Published on Friday, 13 November 2009 00:52
Indonesia – As an Asian country that has not gone into recession during the global financial crisis, the packaging industry in Indonesia continues to demonstrate growth, as seen at AllPack Indonesia exhibition, Jakarta.
According to exhibition organiser, Daud Salim, industry growth and the confidence of overseas machine manufacturers, is reflected by the annual expansion of the AllPack exhibition.
“We are now in our tenth year, and each year we have seen growth due to the consumption of packaged food and beverage which has been expanding by 5-10% annually because our population, at more than 200 million, is one of the largest markets in the world,” said Pak Daud.
The increased demand for packaging has resulted in a growing demand for packaging and printing equipment as manufacturers upgrade to meet the challenges of delivering higher quality product to the market.
“This year we have a wider selection of packaging machines, and packaging materials and related equipment on show,” said Pak Daud. “These are mainly targeting the food and pharmaceutical sector.
AllPack ’09 has attracted more than 250 foreign exhibitors from Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and as far afield as Turkey. “We also have an entire China pavilion with more than ten Chinese companies, and while many of our exhibitors are long-term regulars, we have been able to attract new first time exhibitors looking to grow their Indonesian market,” Pak Daud noted.
“In addition, we have more than 110 print sector suppliers catering to the digital, flexo, gravure and offset processes – so altogether 330 exhibitors covering two halls totalling 12,000 sq m.”