Conveyors in Food Industry: Overview:
Conveyors in the food industry have come a long way since their inception and thus, have become an integral part of the food industry. Conveyors, during food and beverage production, are used to move products from one station to another. Conveyors, in food industry, are considered as fundamental equipment, the use of which primarily depends upon the production stage and food product type. The conveyors, in food technology, possess features and designs which contribute towards line efficiency, equipment reliability and maximizing sanitation. Moreover, factors, such as stringent regulations, change in consumer demands and retail customer demand, to make better sanitation a key priority may drive the market for conveyors in food industry. Adaptive flexibility offered by conveyors in food industry for systems with multiple plate requirement on same production line helps in integrating packaging and handling of plastic crates, cartons and bottles. Also, a wide variety of conveyors in the food industry are available for dairy, meat, confectionary, snack food, poultry, and food & vegetable processing industries.
Furthermore, the versatility, durability and ease of manufacturing of conveyors in food industry along as well as the diverse automation technologies available help in handling, freezing and cooking of edible products. Significant benefits and use of conveyors in the food industry is expected to drive the global market for conveyors in the food industry. Bakery, dairy and meat are the three types of industries where conveyors find major application in moving and packaging of products from one department to another to enhance overall productivity.
Conveyors in Food Industry: Dynamics:
Unlike conventional conveyor materials, such as plastic and rubber, which emit different gases and thus, affect the food quality, metal conveyor belts do not require lubrication and do not outgas, resulting in no risk to the quality or flavor of edible products. Furthermore, advanced conveyors with relatively better features and properties are easy to clean and sanitize to avoid spread of disease and bacteria. These above mentioned factors are estimated to drive the global market for conveyors in food industry over the forecast period. Moreover, in the food-handling process, metal conveyors in food industry are able to withstand high temperatures and are highly resistant to extreme temperature conditions and can thus, transit from cooking to freezing stage without losing their shape. Significant use of conveyors in food industry for handling of different type of foods is another factor driving the growth of conveyors in food industry during the forecast period.
Conveyors in Food Industry: Segmentation:
Global market for conveyors in food industry is segmented on the basis of belt type, material, end-use industry and region. On the basis of belt type, the global market for conveyors in food industry can be segmented into:
On the basis of material, the global market for conveyors in food industry can be segmented into:
On the basis of end-use, the global market for conveyors in food industry can be segmented into:
Conveyors in Food Industry: Region-wise Outlook:
The tremendous growth of food and beverage industry witnessed over the last few years owing to improved cold chain facilities, growing population, technological advancements and streamlined manufacturing processes will aid the growth of converyors in food industry. North America is estimated to witness substantial growth in the market for conveyors in food industry during the forecast period owing to increasing investments and stringent government regulations for clean and hygienic food production and processing. Europe is another region forecast to register substantial growth during the forecast period. Moreover, significant population in Asia Pacific, majorly China and India, is estimated to add to the considerable demand for advanced and superior conveying options in the region. Latin America and MEA region are further estimated to witness significant growth during the forecast period.
Conveyors in Food Industry: Key Market Participants:
Some of the market participants involved in the manufacturing of conveyors in food industry are: