Filling Machines Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Production, Consumption, Revenue and Forecast 2020 to 2027

Published Date : Jun 2020 | No. of Pages : 200 Pages | Category : Machinery and Equipment

According to Vision Research Reports latest market report on the filling machines market for the historical period of 2015-2019 and forecast period of 2020-2027, the increased demand for food, beverages, and consumer packaging is estimated to drive the market.

Globally, revenue generated by the filling machines market is estimated to be over 1 billion in 2019, and is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 4% in terms of value throughout the forecast period. The filling machines market size is exopected to reach around US$ 1.5 bn by 2027.

Filling machines are packaging machines that measure a product and fill the same in specified packaging products, such as flexible packaging pouches, cans, bottles, etc. The automatic filling machines are expected to outpace form-fill-seal machines in the market. Key players in the filling machine market are focusing on offering smart maintenance services along with the high optimization of packaging processes in their product lines, as such, escalating the growth of the automatic filling machines market. Considering the filling machine markets in developing countries, small packages such as sachets and pouches are more affordable than large packaging formats. Filling machines are successfully used for packaging in many industries, as they greatly reduce the packaging time as compared to separate machines for each function, such as machines/tools for package forming, filling the finished product, and finally sealing the package. All these factors are contributing to driving the growth of the filling machines market in the near future.

The study has considered the base year as 2019, which estimates the market size of market and the forecast period is 2020 to 2027. The report analyzes and forecasts the market size, in terms of volume (thousand units) and value (USD million), for the market. The report provides a detailed analysis of various forces acting in the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges). The report covers key players and comprehensively analyzes their market shares and core competencies. It also tracks and analyzes competitive developments such as joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, expansions, and other activities carried out by key industry participants.

Filling Machine Manufacturers Capitalizing on Key Industry Trends

  • Convenient packaging solutions are emerging among millennials’ favored packaging choices on account of the on-the-go food trend that aligns with the fast-paced lives of this consumer base. The demand for convenient food packaging has spawn miniaturized packaging across the globe, with small packs gaining immense popularity.
  • Packaging automation is expected to redefine the future of the packaging sector. Production line automation enables packaging solution providers to leverage efficiency and ingenuity, as they can be rest assured about high production levels. Moreover, an achievable consistency is further likely to center attention towards automatic packaging machines. With the moderate pricing of filling machines, the adoption of automatic variants has emerged an essential strategy to boost productivity for packaging enterprises.
  • Consumer demand for efficiency and hygiene is concentrating manufacturer’s efforts towards aseptic filling machines. Cited particularly in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, the need for aseptic packaging continues to pick pace, as consumer awareness for healthy and sterile products propagates. Compliance with food safety regulations remains a vital factor driving the popularity of the aseptic filling machines market.
  • Beverage consumption has risen considerably over the recent past, with carbonated drinks and health drinks gaining significant traction, augmenting bottle filling activities across packaging lines. In addition, as contemporary grab-and-go consumers opt for easy-dispensing beverage packages, manufacturers’ focus has shifted towards developing effective bottle filling machines.
  • Single-use packaging is witnessing high popularity among consumers, owing to which, portioned food packs are gaining increased traction. The demand for single-use packaging is further supported by the growing consumer inclination towards pre-packed snacks and meals, boosting the demand for filling machines.
  • Product diversity across the food sector has created the demand for flexibility in terms of filling applications. This includes tooling changeover, recipe changeover, and optimum cleaning applications between two diverse filling requirements, stirring new dynamics for novel filling machines.
  • The packaging machinery industry has cited the integration of new technologically-advanced systems that allow seamless, quick-paced, and accurate filling, enhancing the overall efficiency on the packaging floor. High-speed packaging requirements that are coming in the spotlight are addressed with the help of these high-speed filling machines.

Competitor Winning Strategies to Remain on a Growth Course

  • Global Expansion Strategy - Consolidate Market Position in China

With major opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, filling machine manufacturers are expanding their businesses in key countries in Asia Pacific. China is a hub of opportunities for filling machine manufacturers. With the major presence of small-scale enterprises in Asia Pacific, the demand for cost-effective packaging machines remains high. Manufacturers present in Italy and Germany offer high-quality and technologically enhanced packaging machines, making the machines offered by Chinese and Indian manufacturers an economical choice for end users. Filling machine providers such as SIG are considering collaborations with end users in Asia Pacific, extending their supply landscape. European companies are planning to expand their presence in China through acquisitions and joint ventures with local companies. 

  • Expand Consumer Reach with Focus on Aseptic Packaging

The continually growing demand for aseptic packaging across both, the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors, has garnered manufacturers’ attention. Besides, expanding consumer reach by means of product differentiation and targeted product designing is further gaining grounds. With greater emphasis given to aseptic packaging by consumers looking for greater hygiene, filling machines market players are maintaining focus on aseptic packaging, aiming to extend consumer reach. 

  • Develop or Procure Enhanced Filling Machines

Research and development activities are oriented towards providing versatile machines and increased efficiencies. The development or procurement of improved filling machines, with an objective to boost the overall productivity of packaging lines and achieve faster and greater capacity with filling machines, is cited as a long-term strategy for providers.

Filling machine manufacturers have concentrated their efforts towards portfolio expansion and product differentiation. As the filling machines market involves the participation of various manufacturers, emphasis on offering consumers improved products remains essential. Along with this, the transforming packaging landscape and trends shaping the packaging industry remain the focal point of manufacturers.

Filling Machines Market: Competitive Landscape

Two of the most vital strategies adopted by filling machines market players include the acquisition strategy and new product developments, focused at catering to the demand from profit-churning end-use sectors, including the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Among the distinct applications of filling machines, their rising significance in beverage filling applications remains a pivotal aspect for the filling machines market. Apart from these primary strategies, filling machines market players are expected to focus on key supply partnerships, and on bringing vital improvements in filling machines to meet increased productivity requirements. The preference for automatic filling machines has stirred new innovations in the filling machines market. High productivity and enhanced quality of process remain vital factors that need to be addressed by filling machines market players.

  • Bosch Packaging Technology’s filling and closing machine AFG 5000 recently received an internationally-renowned 'Red Dot Award' from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the product design category on the basis of criterions such as formal quality, degree of innovation, ergonomics and durability, and functionality.
  • Industria Macchine Automatiche SpA, an Italy-based filling machines market player, recently completed the acquisition of 70% of Spreafico Automation, a renowned name in the production, designing, and marketing of automatic filling machines and other automatic machines for preparing single-serve capsules for coffee and other soluble products.
  • Sacmi Filling S.p.A. unveiled the new Sacmi high-speed filling line, which played a critical role in the company’s stand at China Brew and Beverage, a popular international brew & beverage processing technology fair in Asia (Shanghai New International Expo Centre, October 23 to 26, 2018). The new filling machines range offers high productivity, outstanding process quality, and flexibility, and has been configured for an output rate of up to 72,000 bottles/hour.

Demand for Single-use Packages to Fuel Filling Machines Market Growth

  • The demand for on-the-go packs is increasing worldwide. Individual small portion packs such as pouches are universally convenient and are gaining traction across the globe.
  • Many consumers prefer products packaged in 3-side seal & 4-side seal pouches/sachets. Increased production of consumer packaged goods is expected to drive the growth of the filling machines during the next 8 years.
  • Evolving technology has reduced the prices of filling machines, owing to which, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are opting for automated filling machines to improve their productivity.
  • Manufacturers can find lucrative growth opportunities by incorporating packaging technologies in order to cope up with the fast-moving, small-sized pouch (sachet) packaging market.
  • TMR analyzes that, automated filling machines need to generate different packaging dimensions, including large volumes of pouches, to help players stay ahead in the competition. As the market requires different pouches and stick pack dimensions, high flexibility in a packaging machine is required.
  • Pouch, packaging, and filling machines must be capable of producing and packing different dimensions by simply changing formatting parts.

High Import Duties and Expensive Machinery Hindering Market Growth

  • One of the major trends observed in the global filling machines market is the export of filling machines from five major countries all over the world. Germany, Italy, the U.S., China, and Japan dominate the global filling machines market in terms of exports and production. Therefore, end-use companies opt for importing filling machines from these countries.
  • However, import has become one of the major issues for these companies due to high custom duties and various taxes imposed on filling machines imported from other countries.
    • For instance, in India, imported machinery, such as filling machines, cost approximately 30% more than the actual cost of the machinery.

Smart Manufacturing through Automation of Existing Packaging Systems

  • The automation of existing packaging systems will create tremendous growth opportunities in the filling machines market for new entrants as well as established players. Numerous companies are already working on developing packaging automation for filling machines to gain an early-mover advantage in the industry.
  • However, some of the multinational filling machine manufacturers are planning to enter into joint ventures or partnerships with well-established automation companies such as Tokyo Automatic Machinery Works, Ltd., and Robert Bosch, to establish their presence in the market, and also to gain a competitive edge and grow rapidly in the market.

China Represents High Potential for Sales of Filling Machines

  • The sales of filling machines will be driven by the market growth in China and other industrializing nations such as India, where the demand for processed food concentrates, as well as single-use cosmetic packs and other manufactured goods is expected to increase. Moreover, Asia Pacific is estimated to be a prominent market region for filling machines, due to the increasing number of organized food retail brands and key packaging companies with enhanced technologies.

Filling Machines Market: Competition Landscape

  • Some of the key players in the global filling machines market are Tokyo Automatic Machinery, Uflex Ltd., M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche SpA, Hayssen Flexible Systems Srl, Robert Bosch GmbH, Matrix Packaging LLC, Bossar Packaging, Turpack Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti., Ossid LLC, Nichrome India Ltd., All-Fill Incorporated., GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Sacmi Filling S.p.A., Arpac LLC, Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd., Webster Griffin Ltd., Pakona Engineers Pvt Ltd., Mespack SL, Omori Machinery Co. Ltd., and Fres-co System USA, Inc.

Filling Machines Market: Key Developments

  • Key manufacturers in the global filling machines market are focusing on expansion through acquisitions and partnerships. In recent years, it has also been observed that, key participants in the filling machines market are increasing their popularity around the globe by participating in exhibitions.
  • In 2017, I.M.A. completed the acquisition of 80% interest in Mapster Srl, and in the same year, the company launched its latest line of packaging machinery.
  • Similarly, Robert Bosch GMBH is growing vertically by launching new products and horizontally by entering other segments. The company expanded its portfolio with filling machines for low-germ and aseptic filling of liquid and viscous food into pre-formed cups and bottles.

In the global filling machines market report, we have discussed individual strategies, followed by company profiles of the manufacturers in the filling machines market. The ‘Competitive Landscape’ section is included in the filling machines market report to provide report audiences with a dashboard view and a company market share analysis of top manufacturers operating in the global filling machines market.

Segmentation

  • Products Outlook

    • Aseptic

    • Rotary

    • Net Weight

    • Volumetric

    • Others

  • Mode of Operation Outlook

    • Automatic

    • Semi-automatic

  • Application Outlook

    • Beverages

    • Food

    • Chemicals

    • Personal Care

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Russia

      • U.K.

      • Spain

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • The Middle East and Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE


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