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With iba.TOPICS, iba offers a complete overview of all topics as well as trends and news on the market, divided according to product range and focus topics of the industry.

Focus topics

Range of products


The focus topics show the most important trends in the industry, combine offer and supply and look into the future of the global baking industry: What are the needs of the market, what does the customer of tomorrow value, what influence do technological, ecological and social developments have on the baking industry and the positioning of a company?


Hands on work - qualified skilled workers form the basis for innovations and the motor for new developments.

Craft is both traditional and modern at the same time - learning from the masters and passing on the experience is a central basis of training in the craft sector and our culture.


Be prepared today for tomorrow. Digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for the baking industry.

With this focus topic, iba is putting new ways and methods for the future at the centre: from the optimisation and automation of processes with the help of artificial intelligence to the possibility of increasing customer loyalty thanks to new sales channels and direct communication.


What new products does the global baking industry present? What opportunities do alternative ingredients offer? How is the food culture developing? Which types of eating habits define the market yesterday, today and above all tomorrow?


Transparency and sustainability are two important keywords. For production as well as consumption, they represent an important quality and purchasing characteristic. Topics that are of particular concern to the baking industry include:

  • the use of regional and seasonal products
  • waste reduction and food waste
  • the possibility of ecological packaging and
  • energy- and resource-saving production.


Eating habits are in constant change. Consumers are making food choices more consciously than ever before.

The need for fresh, balanced, varied and high quality nutrition is a central pillar for physical health and thus also indispensable in the baking industry.


Understanding the production chain as a whole leads to increased efficiency, quality assurance and greater sustainability.

Turnkey solutions consider the interlocking of all steps from the harvest of raw materials to the sale of processed food and offer support from a single source.


Being and remaining competitive on the market - production according to qualified guidelines and established standards is relevant for this.

Food processing follows hygienic and sensory standards that are defined by regulations. In addition, test procedures and quality management can be used to react to deviations and identify potential for improvement.

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The most successful companies from the bakery and confectionery industry meet at iba, from artisan bakers to large-scale bakers and industry.

Select here which product range your company covers:

Packaging technology

  • Feed systems for packaging machines
  • Packaging machines for bread rolls
  • Bread packaging machines
  • Labels
  • Labelling machines
  • Vacuum-pack machines
  • Packaging materials
  • Sealing machines
  • and much more

Process optimisation

  • Automation
  • Distribution management
  • Production management
  • Production planning
  • Product improvements
  • Quality management
  • Robotics
  • Traceability of goods
  • and much more

Sales and POS

  • Shop fittings and furnishings
  • Shop fittings and accessories
  • Advertising material
  • Drinks and drink machines
  • Cream and ice cream
  • Snacks on sale
  • and much more

Production technology and equipment

  • Preparation of ingredients and storage technology
  • Preparing dough
  • Dough transport systems
  • Machines for bread, rolls and pastry production
  • Ovens
  • Refrigeration and fermentation technology
  • Bakery equipment
  • Accessories for baking
  • and much more

Frozen and finished products

  • Donuts
  • Pastries
  • Fruits
  • Hearty and sweet snacks
  • Small bread products
  • Lye products
  • Muffins
  • Gateau and cakes
  • and much more

Raw materials and ingredients

  • Milled products
  • Seeds, grain products
  • Baking agents
  • Premixes, processed flour
  • Enzymes
  • Flavourings
  • Ice cream
  • Fats, oils
  • and much more

Cleaning and hygiene

  • Extraction systems
  • Waste water engineering
  • Workwear
  • Foreign material detection
  • Floor and wall coatings
  • Cleaning machines
  • Cleaning agents and disinfectants
  • Pest control
  • and much more


  • Cutting machines
  • Internal and external goods transportation
  • Vehicles and vehicle accessories
  • and much more

Energy, ventilation and air-conditioning technology

  • Waste air purification systems
  • Exhaust systems
  • Ventilation devices
  • Energy management
  • Energy utility suppliers
  • Air purification systems
  • Ventilators
  • Heat recovery
  • and much more

Information technology

  • Industry software
  • E-commerce
  • Photo printing
  • Internet services
  • Cash, cash desk systems
  • Stock management systems
  • Merchanidse management systems
  • Time recording systems
  • and much more


  • Occupational safety
  • Education and training
  • Customer care and maintenance
  • Marketing services
  • Production and operating site planning
  • Business consultancy
  • Insurance
  • Science and research
  • and much more


  • Laboratory instruments
  • Measuring instruments
  • and much more
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