food + bev tec Algeria

Algeria is the largest sales market for process & packaging machinery in Africa and the Middle East

€480 million – No other country in Africa and the Middle East invests more in modern process technology than Algeria. To increase and improve local food production, Algeria imported €480 million worth of food and beverage process and packaging technology in 2017, after €461 million in 2016.

For comparison: South Africa is the second largest importer in Africa with €331 million in 2017, followed by Egypt with €284 million and Nigeria with €262 million.

With regard to the MEA region, even Saudi Arabia is lagging behind Algeria with €434 million in 2017, as does Iran with €340 million and the United Arab Emirates with €262 million.

Algeria’s imports of food + beverage technology have grown by 10.7% annually between 2012 and 2017

Source: German Engineering Federation VDMA

Opportunities in the agrofood industry

  • Revival of local food production and „Made-in Algeria“-trend; political will to expand local food production
  • Massive investments in processing and packaging equipment
  • Medium-term development extremely promising
  • One of the largest markets for food products in Africa and the Middle East – still undersupplied

Visitor profile

  • Food manufacturers
  • Drink manufacturers
  • Companies active in food or drink packaging

Exhibitor profile

Food and drink processing

  • Automation
  • Basic food technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Fish processing technology
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Foodservice equipment 
  • Ice cream technology 
  • Meat processing technology
  • Noodle technology
  • Screening machines
  • Vegetable and fruit technology

Refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Refrigeration technology
  • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology



  • Printing and labelling technology
  • Paper converting and packaging production technology
  • Materials, consumables and accessories


  • Packaging technology
  • Machines for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging materials, means and aids

Conveying, transport and storage

Waste and waste water

  • Water treatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Resource-efficiency and services