About Primary Food Processing Machinery (PFPM)
Food processing involves combining raw food ingredients to produce marketable food products. Most food products that are available to consumers go through primary processing, which means beginning at the point of origin to transporting, sorting, and cleaning of the raw food. Some food products then go through secondary processing in which primary food products are converted into other types of edibles. For instance, wheat can be converted from the original grain to food products like breads, flour, and cakes. Processed food like meat and fresh food like fruits and vegetables represent 20% of the total food processing done in Australia in 2016. The global primary food processing machinery (PFPM) market is segmented into various markets like meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, grains and seeds, and others.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global primary food processing machinery (PFPM) market to grow at a CAGR of 6.40% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global primary food processing machinery (PFPM) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Primary Food Processing Machinery (PFPM) Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global primary food processing machinery (PFPM) market: Anko Food Machine, Buhler, GEA Group, Krones, and Tetra Laval
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: A&B Process Systems, Alfa Laval, C. van't Riet, Farm and Ranch Depot, Feldmeier Equipment, IDMC, JBT, John Bean Technologies, Marel hf, Marlen International, Paul Mueller, Scherjon, and SPX.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Modernization and operation optimization. Companies providing PFPM are constantly upgrading their machinery to pace with the growing demand for processed food products. Low profit margins and strict food processing regulations are pushing manufacturers to improve their machine efficiency by investing in large processing plants and advanced food processing machinery. Due to customer demand for upgraded PFPM, manufacturers are constantly working on automation, inspection systems, and energy efficiency to enhance the product quality and reduce the food processing costs. The increasing demand for reliable performance, high efficiency degree, easy installation, robustness, and low maintenance will trigger the innovations and investment in R&D in the global PFPM market.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increased efficiency of machinery. The increase in production rates, decrease in changeover time between runs, improvement in food quality, deduction in the number of line workers, increase in the ability to process a variety of food products, and simplification in sanitation and clean-up of machinery are the focus areas of food processing firms. Food processing manufacturers are now focusing on more efficient machines in order to fulfil all the above-mentioned requirements. For instance, GEA Group introduced an innovative poultry parts injection process in 2016 for fueling the yield of skin-on and bone-in products, including chicken wings, thighs, legs, drum sticks, and whole or half birds. Originally, this process was carried out using tumbling.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Food wastage during processes. Problems in machinery performance like mechanical mishandling and product blockages are leading to wastage of food products in the primary stage. Technical malfunctions and overproduction are the major causes of food wastage. These losses are difficult to avoid due to technical dependency. In the primary stage, food goes through trimming where the edible and inedible portions are separated. If a product is over processed, it reduces the output rate and increases the cost for processor. For instance, most rice processors polish the rice twice or more, which increases the commercial value of rice but decreases its nutritional value.
Anko Food Machine, Buhler, GEA Group, Krones, Tetra Laval, A&B Process Systems, Alfa Laval, C. van't Riet, Farm and Ranch Depot, Feldmeier Equipment, IDMC, JBT, John Bean Technologies, Marel hf, Marlen International, Paul Mueller, Scherjon, and SPX.
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