Food & Beverage Industries

The Mönchengladbach food industry – first and foremost the beverage industry – is strongly positioned with its medium-sized companies as well as the filling and brewing sites of major beverage brands. Medium-sized companies with a long tradition produce juice and confectionery. In addition, there are smaller owner-operated business ventures – such as coffee roasters or microbreweries – that enliven the cityscape. However, the German beverage industry – similar to many other industries – also has to deal with the trend topics of sustainability, health and digitalization. Here, for example, the design of new packaging and deposit systems or new manufacturing processes play a decisive role.

As a modern business development agency, we want to identify needs and challenges in industry segments for companies in Mönchengladbach and tackle them together. In the second half of 2021, we therefore discussed the needs of the beverage industry with companies in Mönchengladbach as well as supraregional industry associations, consumer protection, startups and representatives from research. We have steamed down our findings from the talks and compiled them into a short needs analysis. Do you have any questions about our needs analysis? Then please feel free to contact us.

With the Department of Oecotrophology at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, fields of food biotechnology, sensor technology, product development or food logistics are excellently processed in Mönchengladbach on the research side.

You would like to network with a food company? You produce or distribute food yourself and are looking for a new location? Do you have a food start-up idea? Then you have come to the right place.


New ideas are born in conversation. We have created the F & B Industries meeting place so that the local beverage and food industry can jointly address the needs and challenges of the industry. In addition to short presentations, for example from the scientific community, there is above all the opportunity to exchange ideas with one another.

Each industry meeting takes place at a local company from the F&B industries. WFMG is responsible for the organization. Startups from the immediate vicinity of Mönchengladbach, e.g. the Lower Rhine region or the Rhineland, are also cordially invited to the exchanges.