Meat processing types of equipment are mainly used to convert various meats into required materials through preset applications. The device is conducive to the preservation of meat and the removal of toxins, simplifies the marketing mechanism, and preserves the freshness of the meat. The equipment for processing meat mainly has the following advantages: it increases the taste of meat, reduces the risk of germs brought by raw meat, prolongs the shelf life of meat, and improves the portability of meat. At present, there are several types of meat processing equipment in the market, and their versatile use meets the different needs of various users. Meat has high protein content, water, and fat. After slaughtering, due to the secretion of various enzymes, unprocessed meat is spoiled. This has resulted in the high use of processing techniques to prevent meat spoilage.
In 2018, Europe was the strongest sales region for meat processing equipment with a share of approximately 32%. Germany, which is the important meat processing equipment market in Europe has also developed as a growth engine. In Germany, domestic sales of meat processing equipment rose significantly to US$ 123.2 Mn in 2018. Germany is not only the largest manufacturer worldwide but also the largest exporter of meat processing equipment.
Asia has now become the second most important sales region for meat processing equipment. Growth impulses are now coming increasingly from emerging and developing countries in the region, whose industry needs to be built up, expanded, or modernized. The potential of these markets is high due to population growth, the growing middle class with young and enthusiastic people with increasing demands on the safety and quality of food.
The largest and most important single market for meat processing equipment in the world is still the U.S. The U.S. is also the country with one the largest per capita consumption of meat in the world. The rapid development of the meat industry has changed the meat structure of the U.S. The U.S. meat processing industry focuses on improvement at the technological level, modern plant management, and intensive production.
Meat processing equipment that performs grinding and mixing in large quantities is faced with high competition. It is essential that processors receive orders by offering end products that have the highest quality and meet the strict guidelines of food safety. At the same time, meat processing companies need to protect their margins by looking for ways to save material costs and optimize their processes. Therefore, manufacturers are introducing high-performance meat processing equipment with real-time processing systems. For instance, Marel introduced SensorX Magna meat processing equipment in which the Innova food processing software monitors the SensorX Magna operating in real-time and record historical data for lean meat content and the proportion of the hard impurities. In this way, suppliers can be measured at orientation values and data-driven purchasing decisions are made.
The global manufacturers are offering their customers integrated solutions for hygienic production. This includes, for instance, the creation of cleaning concepts with fixed intervals and depending on the plant technology after cleaning requirements. Manufacturers are adding sensors to equipment to determine the optimum time. CIP procedures (Cleaning in Place) are increasingly being used in meat processing. This avoids oversized cleaning and at the same time offer maximum safety.
It is mandatory for food manufacturers in the U.S. to update their food processing facilities and machinery to fulfill the regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding safety in production facilities. In order to ensure the prevention of foodborne diseases, these regulations are created. Organizations such as standard-setting organizations, industry trade associations, and government authorities have formulated regulations in the meat processing sector to certify the quality and sanitation of processed meat. Such stringent regulations are anticipated to drive the meat processing equipment market during the forecast period.
Meat processing involves a wide range of chemical and physical treatment methods, usually combining a variety of methods. Meat processing is one of the major applications of food and beverage processing equipment. In the last decade, due to rapid urbanization and the busy and changing lifestyles of consumers has led to high demand for processed and convenience meat products, which is propelling the demand for meat processing equipment worldwide.
Innovation in technology is creating opportunities to grow beyond hardware and offer smarter solutions for meat processing companies. As smarter equipment offers margin and differentiation opportunities, manufacturers are extending their focus toward customized and more innovative, up-the-stack products and services.
The demand for new plant-based alternatives for meat is growing rapidly, from burgers to yogurts to coffee creamers, cultural desire to eat more foods that come from plants is growing rapidly amongst the global population. Several people are adopting these alternatives in their diets. Furthermore, exploding interest in plant-based foods and meatless Mondays at grocery stores and on restaurant menus suggest trouble for the meat processing industry. As Americans are consuming less meat on a per capita basis than in previous decades and incorporating more plant-based foods into their diets, the demand for meat processing equipment would get negatively affected over the forecast period.
The global meat processing equipment market has been segmented based on equipment type, meat, end-use, and region.
In terms of equipment type, the global meat processing equipment market has been classified into cutting/size reduction, mixing/blending, cooling, slicing, marinating equipment, cooking/heating, and others
Based on meat, the global meat processing equipment market has been divided into beef, pork, mutton, and others
In terms of end-use, the global meat processing equipment market has been bifurcated into commercial and industrial
Based on region, the global meat processing equipment market has been classified into North America (U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America), Europe (U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa), and South America (Brazil and Rest of South America)
Key companies profiled in the meat processing equipment research report include Marel, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, JBT, The Middleby Corporation, Bettcher Industries, Inc., Scott Technology Limited, Illinois Tool Works Inc., SELO, Minerva Omega group s.r.l., and Bizerba SE & Co. KG.