Domain: Food Processing, Food Packaging
The food processing industry has a long tradition in Schleswig-Holstein. In terms of sales and employment, it is the region’s most important industry in the manufacturing sector (after engineering). Established in the Lübeck region in 2005, foodRegio is an industry network that seeks to promote the sustainable growth of Schleswig- Holstein’s food processing industry. The network currently provides support 80 companies and is continually acquiring new members.
A demand for expertise – the network’s members participate in working groups devoted to speciﬁc industry themes. These range from procurement and logistics through innovation, quality and certiﬁcation to packaging, marketing and communication. Seminars help members put industry-speciﬁc knowledge into practice, while innovative projects and campaigns promote companies’ image and visibility among skilled employees. Sharing ideas
Research institutes – notably Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology – share applied expertise and methodological approaches with network members. Annual events such as the foodRegio Trend Day, the foodRegio Marketing Day and the foodRegio Marketing Menu promote shared learning processes on current issues in the food processing industry.