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Global Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market by Type (Food Processing Equipment, Food Packaging Equipment, and Food Service Equipment), Application (Food & Beverages, Dairy Products, Meat and Seafood and Others), and by Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8965
Pages: 155

Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market Growth and Forecast (2021-2026):

The global Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market size was estimated to be USD 137.2 billion in 2021 and is envisioned to reach a valuation of USD 196.6 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 6.2% over the prophesized period. The expansion of food manufacturing capabilities and the growth of the food processing industry in emerging countries will support the growth of the food processing and handling equipment market.

Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market

Market Overview:

Food processing and handling equipment transform raw food ingredients into food through a variety of physical and chemical means. Food processing and handling equipment is available in a wide range of categories including tumble dryers, chillers, deep fryers, feeders, mixers, mills, toasters, homogenizers, separators, slicers, and ovens. The technique consists of 3 stages, the first of which is sorting, grading, heating, milling, and processing. The next stage is the service team where the preparation, cooking and finishing of the restaurant are carried out, and the final stage is the filling, carbonated, packaging and palletizing process of this equipment. This food processing and handling equipment is used in a variety of industries, including dairy, industrial bakery, poultry farm, seafood industry, chocolate making equipment, confectionery, beverage industry, milk, fruits, nuts and vegetables. Stainless steel is among the main elements that are extensively employed in food processing and handling equipment business. 304SS and 316SS are among the most preferred types of stainless steel alloys in food processing devices. While continually improving security through automation, equipment manufacturers will help trace items throughout the value chain. Detection and measurement technology improve safety testing, and improved use of robot handling and packaging reduces human contact with food, reducing the potential for contamination.

Recent Developments in Food Processing and Handling Equipment Industry:

  • On January 13, 2020, the Middleby Corporation acquired RAM Fry Dispensers, a division of Automated Equipment LLC, located in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA.
  • In 2019 Krones AG invested around $ 45 million in its new production facility in Debrecen, Hungary, to manufacture machine parts and assembly line parts.
  • In November 2019, Alfa Laval AB opened a 2,000-square-meter innovation and testing center in Soborg, Denmark, to develop, test and optimize the next-generation jug and strengthen its global position in the food and water sector.
  • In March 2018, Marlen International, Inc. launched new Afoheat, Carruthers and Unitherm food processing equipment at Anuga FoodTec, Germany.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Type, Application and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

GEA (Germany), Buhler Ag (Switzerland), Alfa Laval (Sweden), JBT Corporation (United States), SPX FLOW (United States), Robert Bosch (Germany), IMA Group (Italy), Middleby Corporation (United States), Dover Corporation (United States), Multivac (Germany), Welbilt, Inc. (United States), Electrolux (Sweden) and Others.

Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market Growth:

Advances in the food processing industry, innovations in processing technology, and continued growth in demand for processed foods are some of the factors that are supposed to support the growth of the food processing and handling equipment market in the future.


The availability of raw materials, changes in lifestyle and the need to offer a wide variety of food products at a lower cost, technological innovation is one of the key aspects promoting the boom of the global market for food processing and handling equipment. Among the various food processing and handling equipment, the market for bakery and pasta equipment is growing rapidly. Increasing personal income levels increase investment in this equipment. Food demand is on the rise due to population growth in Asia-Pacific countries and frequent changes in personal food preferences. This changing trend has increased investment in food processing and handling equipment. Due to technological developments with respect to cutting, slicing, and grinding equipment, many producers in the food industry are replacing older machines with new ones. Factors such as rising disposable income levels, rapid globalization, and the adoption of automated technology are driving the growth of this market.

As the demand for processed and packaged foods increases with the population growth, the pressure on the processing industry will increase, contributing to the expansion of this market. Changes in health and diet awareness in developing countries, as well as in developing countries, are expected to spur market growth in the coming years. Additionally, several government agencies are encouraging food processing and handling equipment manufacturers to strengthen their R&D capabilities, which can promote market growth. Automatic equipment has been in greater demand in recent years than semi-automatic machines. Industry 4.0 and the green revolution in manufacturing favor automation in the food processing industry it is also supporting market growth. Additionally, growing awareness of food safety and quality has increased manufacturers' adoption of advanced technology and equipment, ultimately revitalizing the global market for food processing and handling equipment over the projection period.


Considering strict demand and government regulations, the high cost and high investment required to purchase equipment have been established as key industry constraints. If there is not enough connectivity and no enough raw materials, it is a barrier for companies to lose profits. Due to the limited consumption of small and medium food processing and handling equipment companies, they have favored cheap products with manual and semi-automatic functions. This has brought direct challenges to the growth of the global food processing and handling equipment market.

Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Type:

  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Food Packaging Equipment
  • Food Service Equipment   

By Application:

  • Food & Beverages   
  • Dairy Products       
  • Meat and Seafood   

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

Geographically, the global market for food processing and handling equipment is studied in the areas of Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing area in the market, followed by Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience a sharp increase in demand for high-end food processing machinery to help to reduce processing time and improve manufacturing operating efficiency. The presumed increase in the number of food processing units in the region is likely to facilitate the supply and consumption of food and beverage processing and handling equipment. Food processing sectors in nations like China, India, Australia and New Zealand are based on exports. Furthermore, processing countries are the most important in these countries because they focus on technology adoption and automation. This is foreseen to have a positive impact on the local food processing and handling equipment business. In North America, the United States is the most significant market for food processing equipment. Increased awareness of investments in research and development in novel foods, economic growth and food processing and handling equipment are a few of the key reasons to encourage the food processing and handling equipment industry in Europe.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Food Processing and Handling Equipment Market are

  • GEA (Germany)
  • Buhler Ag (Switzerland)
  • Alfa Laval (Sweden)
  • JBT Corporation (United States)
  • SPX FLOW (United States)
  • Robert Bosch (Germany)
  • IMA Group (Italy)
  • Middleby Corporation (United States)
  • Dover Corporation (United States)
  • Multivac (Germany)
  • Welbilt, Inc. (United States)
  • Electrolux (Sweden)


1. Introduction                          

          1.1 Market Definition                 

          1.2 Scope of the report              

          1.3 Study Assumptions              

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods              

2. Research Methodology                     

          2.1 Analysis Design         

          2.2 Research Phases                  

                   2.2.1 Secondary Research 

                   2.2.2 Primary Research     

                   2.2.3 Data Modelling        

                   2.2.4 Expert Validation     

          2.3 Study Timeline           

3. Report Overview                    

          3.1 Executive Summary              

          3.2 Key Inferencees         

4. Market Dynamics                   

          4.1 Impact Analysis         

                   4.1.1 Drivers

                   4.1.2 Restaints      

                   4.1.3 Opportunities

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                 

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                      

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking               

                   5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                   5.1.2 Products/Service     

                   5.1.3 Regional Presence   

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape              

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                

6. Market Segmentation                       

          6.1 Food Processing & Handling Equipment Market, By Type         

                   6.1.1 Food Processing Equipment

                   6.1.2 Food Packaging Equipment

                   6.1.3 Food Service Equipment     

                   6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                   6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis        

                   6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index        

          6.2 Food Processing & Handling Equipment Market, By Application          

                   6.2.1 Food & Beverages    

                   6.2.2 Dairy Products        

                   6.2.3 Meat and Seafood    

                   6.2.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                   6.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis        

                   6.2.6 Market Attractiveness Index        

7. Geographical Landscape                  

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region               

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2020 - 2025)           

                   7.2.1 By Country    



                   7.2.2 By Type        

                   7.2.3 By Application

          7.3 Europe            

                   7.3.1 By Country    






                    Rest of Europe

                   7.3.2 By Type        

                   7.3.3 By Application

          7.4 Asia Pacific                

                   7.4.1 By Country    




                    South Korea

                    South East Asia

                    Australia & NZ

                    Rest of Asia-Pacific

                   7.4.2 By Type        

                   7.4.3 By Application

          7.5 Latin America            

                   7.5.1 By Country    




                    Rest of Latin America

                   7.5.2 By Type        

                   7.5.3 By Application

          7.6 Middle East and Africa          

                   7.6.1 By Country    

                    Middle East


                   7.6.2 By Type        

                   7.6.3 By Application

8. Key Player Analysis                          

          8.1 GEA                

                   8.1.1 Business Description

                   8.1.2 Products/Service     

                   8.1.3 Financials     

                   8.1.4 SWOT Analysis        

                   8.1.5 Recent Developments        

                   8.1.6 Analyst Overview    

          8.2 Buhler AG                  

          8.3 Alfa Laval                  

          8.4 JBT Corporation         

          8.5 SPX FLOW                  

          8.6 Robert Bosch             

          8.7 IMA Group                 

          8.8 Middleby Corporation           

          8.9 Dover Corporation               

          8.10 Multivac                  

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                   


          List of Tables         

          List of Figures                 

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of By Type, Application and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market



  1. Global Food Processing & Handling Equipment Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Food Processing & Handling Equipment Market By Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Food Processing Equipment Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Food Packaging Equipment Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Food Service Equipment Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Food Processing & Handling Equipment Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Dairy Products Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Meat and Seafood Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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