IFMMA marks 12th anniversary

Members of Iran Food Machinery Manufacturers Association (IFMMA) celebrated the 12th founding anniversary of the association in a get-together held at Tehran’s Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel on January 15, 2020. The ceremony was also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, and the Presidential Office’s Department of Science and Technology as well as a host of presidents and secretaries of the food industry’s groups and veterans.

In an address, Managing Director of Iran Food Machinery Manufacturers Association Mojtaba Naeli thanked the participants and said the machinery manufacturing industry has posted progress as far as the food industry is concerned, adding IFMMA has secured a foothold in Afghanistan and Iraq and is exporting its products to Germany and Turkey.

He went on to say that as many as 4,000 people are working for the industry, of whom 400-500 are elites. “Our social responsibility requires that we develop our activities and think up new ideas. What we have already done in this regard will be unveiled next year. Over a two-year period, we have manufactured state-of-the-art machinery which has secured a nod from the Europeans who have purchased many Iranian-made machines.”

Machine manufacturing is a tough, stressful job which comes with heavy responsibilities, Naeli said, adding malfunctioning machinery would be a waste of capital. “Manufacturers love their profession, cope with stress and find joy in what they do: manufacturing machinery. That’s why their business is blessed.”

At the same ceremony, IFMMA’s senior executive manager said one of the projects the association is set to carry out in the future involves the collection of manufacturer information. “We have picked the executor of the project and signed a contract; we need the cooperation and support of all members of the association to implement this project.”

Reza Nouraei further said, “As part of an MOU between Iran and Germany as well as broader bilateral cooperation, Iran Food Machinery Manufacturers Association will take part in Germany’s Interpack 2020 [which is an international packaging fair for such sectors as food, beverages, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, nonfood and industry]. This opens up a good opportunity for us to introduce Iran’s food industries and packaging machinery manufacturing to the world. We have also plans to make coordination for the association to attend the 4th Oman AgroFood Exhibition and Conference [which will be held from 14 to 16 December 2020 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre].