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APPEX is Coming!

The inaugural APPEX 2024 exhibition runs from 12-15 March, 2024 at the Exhibition and Convention Centre in Melbourne.

Everything we do at Foodmach aims to help production managers meet their challenges.

Customers are demanding a wider range of packaging styles, shapes and sizes. A single FMCG packaging line is expected to accommodate more SKUs than ever before, at faster speeds with less waste.

The theme of our stand at APPEX is about giving you the control you need to achieve high speeds, regardless of product complexity.

What we've got in store for you

Foodmach's extra-large APPEX stand features 75 square metres of new MULTI SKU Robomatrix® High-Speed Palletising.

Capable of palletising multiple products to multiple locations simultaneously, when installed at our customer Nuttelex's site, this model will handle two lines simultaneously with 15 SKUs between them. The system is designed to be modular and, due to our pattern programming software Robowizard®, completely flexible.

On-stand demonstrations at APPEX will include:

  • our line control software suite for Industry 4.0-enabled, sustainable manufacturing (Line MES);
  • integrated coding and labelling with Markem-Imaje;
  • and pallet stretch wrapping with Robopac.

All our agency lines are represented by our team, who will be on hand to answer questions about integration at your facility.

Best-of-breed brands represented include:

  • Robopac for pallet wrapping;
  • Markem-Imaje for Coding and Labelling;
  • P.E. Labellers for container labelling;
  • GEA Vipoll,
  • Mengibar and INDEX 6 fillers;
  • ThermoFisher and miho inspection;
  • SOMIC, OCME, Dimac and Prasmatic case packers;
  • and cobot palletising from Roblox;
  • in addition to our in-house ranges of palletisers, depalletiser, case packers and conveying systems.

Our technologies are available individually or as part of our turnkey engineered packaging line offer, Line as a Machine.

Meet directly with our Agencies!

Make a time to meet with sales representatives from:

  • Somic: Marius Graef
  • Mengibar: Gabriel Chillarón
  • Robopac: Marco Vanucci
  • Markem-Imaje: Karthik Iyer, Owain Joels and Gautham Nayak
  • PE Labellers: Luca Boccola 

For bookings, email 


Foodmach is a finalist in three categories for the 2024 APPMA Awards of Excellence.

The awards and our entries are:

Import & Distribution Machinery Award – Corporate
P.E. Labellers: Modular SL at Domaine Chandon, Australia

Customer Systems Integration Award
Pernod Ricard's world-first multi-format line

Australian Machinery Manufacturer Award – Corporate
Robomatrix® Dual Infeed Palletiser

The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) represents Australia's leading packaging and processing machinery and allied components. 

“The rigorous judging process ran across several weeks, with each awards category independently evaluated by three judges,” said APPMA CEO Michael Moran. “We congratulate all entrants on the high standard of their submissions and wish the finalists well for the exciting announcements to come.”

Winners will be announced at the Gala presentation event on 13 March 2024.