Global demand for food processing machinery will grow 4.6 percent yearly through 2006, driven by ongoing economic expansion in developing nations leading to stepped-up investment in food and beverage manufacturing facilities. Meat and poultry, industrial bakery and industrial cooking/heating equipment will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the US$16.8 billion world food processing machinery industry. It presents historical data for 1992, 1996 and 2001 and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by product (e.g., industrial bakery; industrial cooking and heating; dairy and milk products; industrial cutters; grinders and slicers; meat and poultry products; fruit and vegetable products); by geographic region and for 34 countries.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 42 key companies including GEA, APV, Buchler, FMC Technologies, and Heat and Control.