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Industrial Food Processor Market - By Type (Cutting & Chopping, Mixing, Chilling & Freezing, Grinding, Baking, Frying, Ovens), By Application (Dairy Processing, Meat/Poultry Processing, Beverage Processing, Bakery), By Mode of Operation, Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6020
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industrial Food Processor Market Size

Industrial Food Processor Market size was valued at over USD 62 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 4.5% between 2023 and 2032. Growth in the food service industry is directly contributing to the industry expansion.

Industrial Food Processor Market

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Industrial food processors are essential tools in commercial kitchens, enabling efficient & consistent food preparation to meet the demands of the food service sector. By precisely measuring ingredients and maintaining uniform processing techniques, these machines help food service businesses deliver consistent flavors & quality and aid portion control in food preparation across their operations. This consistency is essential for maintaining customer satisfaction and brand reputation. These factors are expected to boost the demand for industrial food processors in the food service industry.

An industrial food processor is a robust, large-scale machine used in the food industry for high-volume ingredient processing. It features powerful motors, large-capacity bowls, and specialized attachments to efficiently chop, grind, blend & mix ingredients.

The limited compatibility of industrial food processors with certain food products can hinder market growth during the forecast period. Industrial food processors may not be suitable for processing certain delicate or specialized food products. These delicate or specialized food items require specific processing methods that may not be feasible or efficient with standard industrial food processors. This limitation can restrict the market potential in certain segments of the food industry.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted many markets including the industrial food processor market in 2020. The pandemic highlighted the importance of food safety and hygiene owing to which industrial food processors with advanced features for cleaning, sanitization, and compliance with food safety standards gained significance. Manufacturers responded by emphasizing the hygienic design of their equipment and incorporating features that facilitate easy cleaning and disinfection.

Industrial Food Processor Market Trends

The increasing incorporation of advanced automation and digital technologies into industrial food processors is driving market growth. Automation and digitization contribute to improved food safety and quality. The integration of advanced sensors and monitoring systems into these machines enables the detection & elimination of contaminants, ensuring the production of safe & hygienic food products. Automated processes also minimize human/production errors, optimize ingredient utilization, reduce food waste, and maintain consistent quality standards, resulting in better product quality and reduced risks of foodborne illnesses. Accurate portion control, precise cutting & slicing, and intelligent recipe management systems also optimize ingredient usage, leading to cost savings.

Industrial Food Processor Market Analysis

Global Industrial Food Processor Market Size, By Type

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Based on type, the industrial food processor market is segmented into cutting & chopping, mixing, chilling & freezing, grinding, baking, frying, ovens and others. The mixing segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% from 2023 to 2032. An industrial mixing equipment improves efficiency & productivity in food processing operations and are designed to handle large volumes of ingredients while ensuring efficient blending in a shorter time. Efficient mixing processes reduce processing time, increase production capacity, and minimize labor requirements. With a focus on optimizing operational efficiency, manufacturers are investing in advanced mixing equipment to streamline their production processes. Moreover, the increasing need to maintain consistent product quality and taste across batches is also contributing to market growth. Additionally, as quality control becomes increasingly important in the food industry, the demand for reliable & efficient mixing equipment grows.

Industrial Food Processor Volume Market Share, by Mode of Operation,

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Based on the mode of operation, the industrial food processor market is divided into automatic and semi-automatic. The semi-automatic segment held a market share of over 55% in 2022 and is expected to reach revenue of over USD 55 billion by 2032 as semi-automatic processors are generally easier to operate compared to fully automated systems. They feature user-friendly interfaces and intuitive controls, requiring minimal training for operators. This ease of use reduces the learning curve and allows manufacturers to quickly integrate semi-automatic machines into their production processes. Moreover, these food processors offer a cost-effective solution for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with limited budgets as they generally have lower upfront costs compared to fully automated systems. These processors strike a balance between manual labor-intensive processes and fully automated systems, allowing food manufacturers to improve efficiency and productivity without significant capital investments. These factors are expected to accelerate the adoption of semi-automatic food processors over the forecast period.

China Industrial Food Processor Market Volume,

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Asia Pacific industrial food processor market held a significant revenue share of over 30% in 2022. The regional market is driven by the rapidly expanding processed food industry. Asia Pacific is a significant exporter of food products to other parts of the world. According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India, over USD 19 billion of agriculture and processed food products were exported in the first nine months of 2022. To meet the export requirements, manufacturers need industrial food processors that can handle large-scale production, maintain quality standards, and comply with international regulations. The rising food export is driving the demand for industrial food processors in the region.

Industrial Food Processor Market Share

Major companies operating in the industrial food processor market are

  • The Middleby Corporation
  • Buhler AG
  • Proxes GmbH
  • Heat and Control Inc.
  • MBPS Industries
  • BAADER Group
  • Marel

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new features, integrations, and partnerships.

Industrial Food Processor Industry News:

  • In October 2022, JBT Corporation launched Chopper Blender SE technologies and FVPGrow, specifically developed for juice and puree processing customers in need of compact-sized, adaptable machinery to deploy across their production lines. With the help of the FVPGrow, various fruits and vegetables can be turned into liquid or semi-liquid products by removing their seeds, skins, and extraneous particulate matter.

The industrial food processor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Cutting & chopping
  • Mixing
  • Chilling & freezing
  • Grinding
  • Baking
  • Frying
  • Ovens
  • Others

By Application

  • Dairy processing
  • Meat/Poultry processing
  • Beverage processing
  • Bakery
  • Fruit & vegetable processing
  • Others

By Mode Of Operation

  • Automatic
  • Semi-automatic

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for industrial food processor was worth more than USD 62 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at over 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to the fast-growing food service sector worldwide.
Demand for semi-automatic industrial food processors is expected to generate more than USD 55 billion by the end of 2032 attributed to their growing adoption given their ease of operation compared to fully automated systems.
Asia Pacific held over 30% share of the industrial food processor industry in 2022 and is projected to expand at robust growth pace through 2032 driven by the rapidly expanding processed food sector.
The Middleby Corporation, Buhler AG, Proxes GmbH, Heat and Control Inc., MBPS Industries, BAADER Group, and Marel are some of the major firms in the industrial food processor industry.

Industrial Food Processor Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 473
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 250
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