The Increasing Need for Streamlined and Efficient Packaging Processes Across Industries Is Driving Global Packaging Automation Market

Automation has become a driving force in the packaging industry, revolutionizing the efficiency, precision, and speed of packaging processes. From filling and sealing to labeling and palletizing, automation technologies have infiltrated nearly every facet of packaging operations, catering to the demands of a fast-paced and increasingly competitive global market. As companies strive to enhance productivity, reduce errors, and meet the growing need for customization and sustainability, the packaging automation market emerges as a dynamic and indispensable component of modern manufacturing and logistics.

The increasing adoption of automation is driven more by corporate demands and present economic conditions than by technological developments. As organisations respond to labour shortages, supply chain interruptions, and inflation, the return on investment for packaging automation has become increasingly favourable. Automation improves profitability in multiple ways: it reduces labour, waste, and transportation costs, and it increases revenues by increasing throughput and allowing the flexibility to respond to surges in demand and new market possibilities. Furthermore, packaging automation makes businesses more robust to labour and supply chain issues, benefiting both customers and investors.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of automation in the packaging industry, as companies sought to minimize manual labor and maintain production during lockdowns. The pandemic pushed the packaging industry’s participants to reconsider their existing business structures. Prior to the pandemic, the packaging industry was focused on developing sustainable retail-ready packaging solutions, but public emphasis on little physical connection has changed consumer perceptions of safety. Consumers increasingly expect automation to be used throughout the manufacturing and packaging processes (including end-of-line packaging).This trend has led to growth of the global packaging automation market and is expected to continue to expand during the forecast period.

According to The Niche Research, the food and beverage industry had the highest share in the global packaging automation market. The food and beverage industry had transformed tremendously in the last few years wherein efficiency, safety, and the preservation of product quality are of utmost importance. With the growing demand for convenience, sustainability, and diverse product offerings, automation technologies have become essential for meeting the complex challenges within this sector. Moreover the market participants are launching advanced systems and solutions, for instance, HDG, a German firm, manufactures HFFS (horizontal form, fill, and seal) pouch systems. They design and manufacture machinery that package pet food, wheat, and peanuts for food corporations such as Nestlé and Unilever. So far, their devices have been designed to handle plastic pouches.  They are currently developing new equipment capable of handling new sorts of mono-material packaging. Thus packaging automation in this industry is expected to continue growing as technology advances.

Global Packaging Automation Market Share in 2022, By Region

The packaging automation market in North America is experiencing steady growth, driven by factors such as the need for increased production efficiency, labor cost reduction, and the rising demand for consumer goods. The market featured a range of key players, including packaging equipment manufacturers, robotics and automation companies, and software developers. Prominent companies in North America included Rockwell Automation, Honeywell Intelligrated, ProMach, and Schneider Electric, among others. The market is expected to continue growing, given the increasing adoption of automation solutions across industries.

Some of the key companies operating in the global packaging automation market are:

  • ABCO Automation, Inc.
  • CMC Packaging Automation
  • Crawford Packaging
  • Crown Packaging Corp
  • CXV Global Ltd
  • Falcon Autotech
  • Famic Technologies Inc.
  • PackEdge Co
  • Packsize International, Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sealed Air
  • Sewtec Automation Ltd
  • Stora Enso
  • TPC Packaging Solutions
  • WestRock Company
  • Other Market Participants

Global  Packaging Automation Market

By Offering

  • Equipment
    • Automatic
    • Semi-automatic
  • Solutions
  • Services

By Packaging Type

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Transit

By Category

  • Stretch Wrapper Equipment
  • Shrink Wrapper Equipment
  • Flow Wrapper Equipment
  • Tray Sealing Equipment
  • Sleeving and Cartoning
  • Automated Mailer Systems
  • Case Sealers and Erectors
  • Void Fill Equipment
  • Strapping Equipment
  • Palletizing Equipment
  • Others

By End User Industry

  • Retail and E-commerce
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Beauty and Cosmetics
  • Fashion and Apparels
  • Chemical
  • Electronics
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Automotive
  • Toys and Games
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Rest of North America)
  • Europe (France, The UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway), Benelux Union (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg), Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Rest of Southeast Asia), Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)

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