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Food Sterilization Equipment Market

Food Sterilization Equipment Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2021), Growth Trends, and Market Forecast (2022 - 2029)

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Industry: Food & Beverage | Author Name: Mohit

Preliminary research of Fairfield Market Research indicates a promising growth outlook for global food sterilization equipment market during the course of next few years.

Flourishing Outlook of Convenience Foods Sector Augurs Well for Food Sterilization Equipment Market

Global consumer preference for canned and processed foods as well as growing worries about food safety are driving the growth of food sterilization equipment market. Modern consumers rely more on convenience foods and thereby contributes toward heavy demand growth in segments like packaged goods, and ready-to-drink beverages. As a result, there is a greater need for safety, which is fuelling the demand for food sterilization equipment. Manufacturers across application industries are searching for the equipment that increases operational effectiveness while lowering costs, increasing uptime, and requiring the least amount of energy and space. To suit their evolving needs, sterilization equipment suppliers like JBT Corporation, and Allpax Products concentrate on offering automation solutions to the processed food industry. Due to rising customer demand for better food quality, sustainability, and safety, the established industry of food processing is currently experiencing turbulence. Food processing businesses have begun investing in sterilizing equipment to lengthen the shelf-life of these items while adhering to strict government standards, which is expected to drive the expansion of food sterilization equipment market in the ensuing years.

Organic food is in high demand, particularly in North America, and Europe. Over the projection period, it is anticipated that strict government restrictions regarding canned food labelling and packaging, together with customer preferences for a healthy lifestyle, will restrain the growth of food sterilization equipment market in the two areas. Manufacturers are putting an emphasis on product innovation and investing in developing new sterilizers that are more effective and simpler to use. The demand for equipment will rise throughout the projection period because of the ongoing investments in low-temperature sterilizers that have decreased processing times, and increased cost-effectiveness.

Food Sterilization Equipment Market: COVID-19 Impact

One of the few industries that had a major increase during the COVID-19 epidemic was the food sterilization equipment industry. Customers are turning to processed foods due to growing worries about food safety, which is driving the growth of food sterilization equipment market. Also increasing is the need for food sterilizing equipment as cases of foodborne illness rise. The Food and Safety and Standard Authority established extensive safety guidelines for workers and food handlers in the food business to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic. Social segregation, cleanliness, and sanitization were implemented in workplaces as an efficient COVID-19 defense. As regulations for food safety tighten, more companies are opting for transparency and plain labels. The clean label movement is a consumer-driven trend that is helping the global food and beverage sector. Because consumers are increasingly likely to read and understand the list of components in a product before buying it, manufacturers are scaling up the sterilization of food ingredients.

Rising Health Consciousness Bodes Well for Food Sterilization Equipment Market Growth

The increased prevalence of foodborne illnesses, which is also linked to allergens and pathogens found in food products, is the main factor driving the food sterilization equipment market. According to the World Health Organization, around 600 million people worldwide, or nearly 1 in 10, get sick every year from consuming tainted food. Out of 600 million individuals, about 420,000 die, including 125,000 children under the age of five. The main causes of foodborne illnesses are bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals, and toxins.

Increasing Demand for Baby Food Sterilization Complements Food Sterilization Equipment Market Growth

Although food sterilizing equipment has been available for some time, people's eating habits have altered as a result of increased health and safety awareness. More people than ever are concerned about the safety of the food they are eating. The prevalence of emerging foodborne illnesses has made customers more conscious of their health. Although it is still in the development stage, food sterilizing equipment offers enormous growth potential. Growing baby food consumption is a major driver boosting the growth possibilities for food sterilization equipment market. As their immune systems are still developing, children under the age of five are more susceptible to infections, at a greater risk of foodborne illnesses, and other linked health issues. Additionally, stomach acid, which aids in eliminating dangerous bacteria and viruses, is produced less by youngsters at that age. It is not unexpected that the age group accounts for around 40% of the occurrence of foodborne diseases.

Expensive Installation Costs, and Potential Health Hazards May Remain the Key Challenges Facing Food Sterilization Equipment Market

With the high cost of their components, such as compressors, condensers, and evaporators, industrial refrigeration systems often have a high installation cost. The pricey control systems employed in modern refrigeration systems also increase the installation cost. In addition, certain hydrocarbons and ammonia are caustic and flammable refrigerants. Similarly, breathing in excessive ammonia levels is poisonous and potentially fatal. Therefore, when dealing with ammonia-based refrigeration systems, safety equipment is needed. Along with the installation cost, additional expenses like routine maintenance, staff training, and the high energy cost further raise overall operating costs, limiting the rapid rate of progress of food sterilization equipment market.

Owing to Simple Operation, Batch Sterilization Remains Dominant in Food Sterilization Equipment Market

The food sterilization equipment market is divided into the batch and continuous sterilization in terms of process segmentation. Due to its cheaper equipment costs, simple manual control, and decreased risk of contamination, batch sterilization is anticipated to account for 56.4% of the total revenue of food sterilization equipment market by 2025. As the segment does not impact organoleptic qualities, it can be used to sterilize low-acid foods like melons and vegetables. Demand for continuous sterilization equipment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR in terms of revenue as it employs steam or direct heat for quicker heating and cooling cycles, which decreases sterilizing time, and expense. Additionally, continuous sterilizers can be used to sterilize soups, pasta, nutritional drinks, milk, cream, vegetables, new-born formula, mushrooms, meats, liquids, and prepared meals for a reduced cost per unit produced. Because they provide more product, container, and process flexibility, batch sterilizers are highly preferred, driving up product demand over the forecast period. However, due to its continuous process and increased efficiency, the continuous sterilization technique offers a longer shelf-life to packaged and processed goods than the batch approach.

Owing to Low Cost, and High Performance, Steam Sterilization Remains Preferred in Food Sterilization Equipment Market

The food sterilization equipment market is divided into heat, steam, radiation, chemical, filtration, and others based on technology. Since steam sterilization delivers safe, high-quality meals at a low cost, it is a commonly used technology. Food goods' nutritional value is improved through sterilization, which also increases their shelf life. Due to its simplicity of use, adaptability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental friendliness, the steam sterilization market is predicted to represent 30% of total revenue by 2025. However, compared to conventionally sterilized goods, irradiation foods are typically more delicious, which may soon cause a surge in demand for this market. Food irradiation is a method that increases product safety and shelf life by preventing microbial development and eradicating it. The sterilization of food and medicinal goods using gamma, x, and electron beams have received FDA approval. Crustaceans, beef, pork, poultry, lettuce and spinach, fresh fruits and vegetables, shell eggs, spices, and seasonings are among the foods that can be sterilized by food irradiation.

Asia Pacific Dominant in Global Food Sterilization Equipment Market, Consumption of Canned Food Prominent Trend

The existence of powerful nations like India, China, Japan, and Australia is expected to contribute to the strong growth of Asia Pacific’s food sterilization equipment market throughout the course of the forecast period. The market here is anticipated to be driven by increased canned food consumption, rising consumer expenditure on ready meals, and widespread health consciousness. Due to strict government regulations on the packaging of infant food, which are encouraging investments in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, China is set to emerge as one of the most attractive markets for food sterilizing equipment. The manufacturers will benefit from multiple opportunities as a result. Asia Pacific has a long history of trade. The most sought-after spices in the world are those from India because of their excellent flavours, and aromas. For many years, India has been the largest producer, consumer, and exporter of spices in the world. About 75 of the 109 varieties of spices classified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are produced in India, which also accounts for half of the world's spice trade. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, India exported 1.10 million tonnes of spice goods and spices worth USD 2.80 billion in 2018. Volume exports increased by 7% from the previous year when 1,028,060 tonnes were shipped out in total.

Due to rising incomes and declining dairy prices, developed nations like North America, and Europe are predicted to see a steady increase in the per capita demand for dairy throughout the course of the forecast period. Additionally, it is projected that product sales would increase over the future years due to changing customer preferences toward convenience food, which requires specialized equipment for packaging, processing, and serving. The UK has a very advanced, market-driven economy. Following BREXIT, the UK-based businesses are concentrating on domestic supply chains, which are growing the number of manufacturers in all sectors. As a result, the food sterilization equipment market in the UK is anticipated to be driven by a favourable legal and regulatory environment and a well-rounded industrial strategy. Additionally, if raw material prices are standardized, suppliers will likely become more competitive, driving down the cost of goods.

Global Food Sterilization Equipment Market: Competitive Landscape

Bühler is a business that focuses on the food, feed, and mobility sectors in February 2022. All of these industries have seen major changes as a result of changing consumer needs and new technical developments. The demand for long-term fixes has increased as a result. Innovative drivetrains and designs dominated the car industry. The most recent production techniques used by Bühler's Die Casting business division, such as high-locking-force production cells, have led to more rapid market expansion. Moreover, JBT and Podium joined together in August 2021 to offer messaging tools to jewelers. Retail jewelers may use Podium's messaging platform to connect with customers more effectively, get customer feedback, increase lead generation, forge deep relationships, and ultimately promote their stores.

A few of the players in the food sterilization equipment market include JBT Corporation (US), Buhler (Switzerland), Cosmed Group (US), Ventilex (Netherlands), Surdry (Spain), Steriflow (France), Allpax (US), Hisaka (Japan), Systec (Germany), De Lama (Italy), Raphanel (Spain), Sun Sterifaab (India), and International Sonomecanics (US).

Global Food Sterilization Equipment Market is Segmented as Below:

By Application

  • Spices, seasonings, and herbs
  • Cereals & pulses
  • Meat, poultry & seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Dried fruits & nuts
  • Beverages
  • Others (edible seed, gums, starch, jelly, & other ingredients)

By Technology

  • Heat
  • Steam
  • Radiation
  • Chemical
  • Filtration
  • Others (HPP and ultrasound technologies)

By Process

  • Batch sterilization
  • Continuous sterilization

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Food Sterilization Equipment Market

  • Food Sterilization Equipment Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2021
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2022 - 2029
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2022 - 2029
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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