Cooperation and associations

You are looking for additional information about the packaging industry? Packaging Valley cooperates with important associations within the packaging industry and thereby offers access to an extended network of competencies and important sources of additional information.


Among our members we count also associations and institutions.

dvi – Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.

Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. is the only network in the packaging industry whose affiliate companies cover the entire value chain of packaging. The network receives impetus from its environment and also continuously gives important impetus. In the complex, multifaceted world of the packaging industry, it is no longer possible for individuals to represent all the conditions and processes themselves. This task is taken on by the dvi. It collects processes and distributes important information, providing members of the network with significant insights and furthers innovation.


Many initiatives constitute the dvi, for example the “Deutscher Verpackungskongress” (German Packaging Congress) or the “Dresdner Verpackungstagung” (Dresden Packaging Conference). The “Deutscher Verpackungspreis” (German Packaging Award) and “PackVision” are also known as innovators in the industry. The modular training concept of the packaging Academy increases the competence of experts, managers and career changers. Their further-education training consists of three options for continuing education: Individual seminars, the comprehensive training course Packaging Professional, and in-house training.

VDC – Virtual Dimension Center

The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is Germany’s leading competence network for Virtual Engineering. Technology and service providers, users, research institutions and multipliers work together in the VDC network along the entire value chain of Virtual Engineering- namely in 3D simulation, 3D visualization, product lifecycle management (PLM), and Virtual Reality (VR). VDC members gain improved innovation activity and a higher productivity by acquiring additional information and benefitting from cost advantages.

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ZLV – Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e.V.

The ZLV is a joint Initiative of Leading Industrial Companies, Politicians, Institutions, Science and Research. ZLV is a cooperative network for all business partners in the entire value chain for factory made and packaged foodstuffs. All competencies across the value chain – from the raw materials for foodstuffs and packaging materials, to the retail trade – are connected in an ideal way.


As an international cooperation platform, we promote new food processing and packaging technologies and provide a significant benefit for our members in the sectors of innovation, education and training, compliance, ecology and sustainability.


Networking and close cooperation with Universities, the Fraunhofer Society and relevant industry associations offer immediate added value to companies and scientific institutions. We invite you to join and benefit from our network and its impartation of interdisciplinary knowledge.


PEC – Packaging Excellence Center

In the Packaging Excellence Center, briefly PEC , the exchange of technologies, marketing and further education takes place as well as projects are initiated together. Thereby the PEC understands itself as an interface between the economy, science and policy with a common line of sight: Innovation. Further information: >

Technologiezentrum Schwäbisch Hall GmbH

Major companies and also the town and district of Schwäbisch Hall are our members. As important partner of business development we support young entrepreneurs at founding and building-up their company. We rent office rooms and production areas prioritized for start-ups. At our “Haus der Wirtschaft” and our seminar house we provide rooms for business training and act in close cooperation with the chamber of industry and commerce, chamber of crafts, providers of continuing training and the local companies.

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