1. Use of the ZDS expert networkYou are looking for a particular raw material, a special plant or an expertise?
Our specialist instructors are here to help you in word and deed! In addition, we will be happy to quickly and easily put you in touch with a contact from our extensive ZDS network.
2. Company specific training and consulting
Whether online, at your site, or at ZDS - take advantage of company-specific training and consulting from our expert instructors!
3. Use of the technical facilities and equipment of the ZDS
You would like to develop a new product and don't have the suitable machines in your production or no capacities available?
4. Communication and presentation platformWhether at international congresses, day seminars or practical courses: As a member of the ZDS, you can display your brochures in designated areas,
you are primarily invited to our exhibition platforms or be able to shine as a speaker with your expertise.
5. Reduced event fees
You can also benefit monetarily from your membership! Members of the ZDS receive attractive discounts on the participation fees at our events.
6. Support of industrial product development
ZDS's specialist staff will support you in the development of new products - for example to advance the improvement or adaptation of product quality, to avoid production errors or to implement new process sequences. In our pilot plants, many confectionery products can be produced on a laboratory and industrial scale.
The following modernly equipped technical departments are available at the ZDS for this purpose:
- Confectionery / gums and jelly
- Panned goods / chewing gum
- Fine bakery products and snacks
- Ice cream
In consultation with the member company, the ZDS specialist instructors, possibly supplemented by external specialists, create specific test arrangements or training programmes and then carry out the planned measures exclusively. Of course, consulting and training, especially for tests and product developments, is subject to absolute confidentiality and secrecy.
The participant documents (presentations, specialist information) are always handed out on USB sticks. Depending on the scope of the private measure, specific offers are made for this training, which take into account both the personnel and material costs. Billing is based on the measure carried out.
For the accommodation of participants at such events, several hotels are available in which rooms can be booked at ZDS special conditions. Booking and settlement are the responsibility of the member, but for sure, we are pleased to help you.
The association is sponsored by the Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süßwarenwirtschaft e.V. (Central College of the German Confectionery Industry). The association was founded in 1951. It currently consists of approx. 230 members from all sectors of the confectionery, food, supplier and machine industries as well as trade from Germany and from near and far foreign countries.
Membership in the sponsoring association is associated with numerous advantages, among others: Special conditions for participation in events; advice from the ZDS team of experts; use of the technical centres; individual training courses.
Here you can see the logos of some of our member companies: