Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market: Overview
Weighing/counting machines for automated lines are emerging as an essential weighing solution in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical Industry. This is primarily due to the accurate weighing solution offered by Weighing/counting machines for automated lines for multiple end use products. It is highly suitable for the weighing of food items such as snack foods, confectionary, cereals & grains, candies, chocolates etc. as these products are sold in the different pack sizes in retail. Weighing/counting machines for automated lines have an advantage of being incorporated with most of the existing packaging machines such as bagging machines which makes them an ideal weighing solution for food processing companies.
Increased Real-time Production Efficiencies and Output to Drive the Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market
With the increasing automation in the food processing industry, the demand for weighing/counting machines for automated lines and systems are increasing at a very fast pace. Most of the global food processing companies have already automated their production lines to increase production efficiencies and outputs. Also, weighing/counting machines for automated lines provide higher production output compared to conventional machines. Most of the weighing/counting machines for automated lines are available in the market are fully automatic and capable of measuring up to 250 weights per minute. Due to high production capacity offered by weighing/counting machines for automated lines, it is increasingly used in the FMCG industry for automatic weighing solutions. In addition to this, advent of latest technological advancements, Weighing/counting machines for automated lines have become cheaper and technically robust which has ultimately increased the demand in the last few years.
High Installation and Maintenance Cost of Machinery Makes it Unaffordable to Small-Scale Producers can Hamper Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market
Maintenance cost of weighing/counting machines for automated lines is slightly higher due to the unavailability of its parts in some of the countries. Machine owners are required to import parts from the manufacturer’s location. Additionally, innovation in the machine design process across the developed region leads to an expensive resource spending which sometimes small-scale processors or manufacturers fail to adapt.
For instance, companies such as Ishida and Yamato offer a wide range of weighing/counting machines for automated lines for different end-use applications with extraordinary research and development capabilities which makes it impossible for small-scale manufacturers to compete in the market.
Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market: Segmentation
On the basis of operating speed, Weighing/counting machines for automated lines market can be segmented as:
- Below 100 CPM
- 100-250 CPM
- 250-500 CPM
- Above 500 CPM
On the basis of weighing capacity, Weighing/counting machines for automated lines market can be segmented as:
- Less than 10 Kg
- 10 Kg to 100 Kg
- 100 Kg to 1000 Kg
- 1000 Kg and above
On the basis of end use industry, Weighing/counting machines for automated lines market can be segmented as:
- Food & Beverage
- Consumer goods
- Other Manufacturing Industries
Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market: Market Outlook
Geographically, global weighing/counting machines for automated lines market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) regions & Asia-Pacific region. The demand for weighing/counting machines for automated lines is comparatively higher in the developed countries in Europe and North America due to increasing automation and higher spending of the companies on automation and research & development activities. However, the demand for weighing/counting machines for automated lines has also increased due to the very high consumption of packaged food products in the developed countries such as the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, and others. Also, it is estimated that the U.S. snacks food market will grow at an average rate of 2-3% annually in the next 4-5 years.
While talking of emerging countries such as India and China offer high growth potential in the weighing/counting machines for automated lines market. It should be noted that food processing is one of the largest industry and ranks fifth in India. In 2016, the industry constituted almost 15% of India’s gross domestic product. Also, the consumption of packaged food in China is growing at fairly high rates along with increase in the number of food processing companies. This creates high growth potential for the new entrants in the weighing/counting machines for automated lines market.
Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market: Key Players
Some of the key players in the weighing/counting machines for automated lines market are as follows:
- Ishida Co. Ltd.
- Yamato Co. Ltd.
- A&D Weighing
- Marel Food Systems
- IMA Group
- PFM Group (MBP S.r.l.)
- Multiweigh GmbH
- Shanghai Dookoo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd
The presence of several local and unorganised players is expected to contribute to the growth of the global weighing/counting machines for automated lines market during the forecast period.
Weighing/Counting Machines for Automated Lines Market: Key Development
- Nibbly Bits, a leading South African snacks manufacturer reduced its overall product giveaway by 35% after the installation of Ishida’s weighing/counting machine for automated lines solution.
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