GVR Report cover Bakery Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Bakery Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Equipment (Ovens & Proofers, Molders & Sheeters), By Application (Bread, Pizza Crusts), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-795-7
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Market Size & Trends

The global bakery processing equipment market size was valued at USD 13.4 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030. Growing demand for packaged food products, including ready-to-eat food & snack foods, owing to their convenience and shelf life is anticipated to drive the market demand for bakery processing equipment over the forecast period. Changing consumer lifestyles and tastes have compelled food manufacturers to introduce new products. However, these product launches focus on catering to the changing demand for taste, flavor, and nutrients, thus adding to the production complexity. This is anticipated to drive the demand for advanced bakery processing equipment that can handle a wide variety of ingredients and perform several functions across the production line.

U.S. bakery processing equipment market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Bakery manufacturers are increasingly focusing on enhancing their production efficiency owing to the increasing energy and labor costs, coupled with the growing raw material cost of food ingredients. This is expected to drive the demand for advanced automated bakery processing machines that ensure improved efficiency and minimum wastage of food ingredients.

Equipment automation provides an increased throughput rate by minimizing the degree of manual operation required and increasing the flexibility of equipment, which can easily facilitate on-the-fly changes to the product. Automation ensures minimum human intervention, which assists in reducing labor costs. Thus, the demand for automated bakery processing equipment is expected to show a positive trend over the coming years.

This strategic integration significantly lowers raw material and logistics costs and addresses other challenges for bakery companies over a significant time. Furthermore, rising awareness among bakers regarding the operations of upgraded bakery processing machinery owing to an increasing number of bakery schools has augmented the demand for high-quality customized bakery processing equipment.

The market is majorly ruled by various certifications, regulations, and standards enforced by multiple organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the governments of respective countries. New entrants are looking for more significant opportunities in the global market for bakery processing equipment, as growing urbanization and the rising demand for bakery products among the population have benefitted market growth.

On the other hand, the rising energy cost is a major constraint faced by bakeries in running their facilities continuously. Equipment such as ovens, heaters, chillers, and homogenizers used in the bakery processing industry consume comparatively higher power and energy. Automatic equipment is considered more desirable but requires an uninterrupted electric supply for efficient functioning, resulting in higher energy bills.

Bakery processing equipment is extensively utilized in a variety of industries, including bakery and confectionery, due to inherent advantages such as quality control, durability, cleanliness, and preservation. The global market for bakery processing equipment is expected to expand significantly in the coming years due to rising demand for confectionery and baked goods as well as for packaged & convenience food, along with increasing customer desire for healthy and nutritious food items.

The rapid expansion of the food and beverage industry is expected to boost demand for processing equipment. The increasing consumer consumption of frozen meals, bakery goods, and confectionery is likely to boost the growth of the market. Demand for bakery processing equipment is likely to be driven by the rising population, which increases the demand for processed food products. Growing consumer preference for high-quality goods, ongoing product advancements, and strengthened government food regulations are projected to boost bakery processing equipment industry growth.

The increased demand for fast food and packaged food is projected to drive manufacturers to improve their manufacturing capacities, boosting demand for processed food through the projection period. Furthermore, the rising prominence of commercials with appealing promotional content and the availability of a diverse variety of flavors in processed food are expected to boost their popularity, thereby fueling the demand for bakery processing equipment.

Companies such as Conagra, Unilever, and McCain Foods are focusing on increasing their global presence by assuring the availability of packaged food products in both hypermarkets and retail stores. Over the projected period, the aforementioned factors are likely to support the expansion of the bakery processing equipment market. Many emerging economies continue to lack sufficient basic infrastructural amenities such as cold storage facilities, refrigerated transport, and power supply, as well as road and rail connections. To promote the growth of the bakery processing equipment industry in these regions, governments and manufacturers must address these challenges at the earliest.

Equipment Insights

The ovens & proofers segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 34.2% in 2022, on account of the extensive use of these products for baking and the rising demand for baked goods. In addition, the market is expected to be driven by the introduction of low-energy consumption ovens. The molders & sheeters segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period. Dough sheeters have variable speeds so that different operating rates can be adapted to different dough types. Though prices of dough sheeters are a bit higher as compared to other commercial kitchen equipment, they are expected to witness significant growth in demand over the coming years.

Planetary and spiral-type batch mixers are popularly used in the baking industry on account of their high versatility, as they are capable of whipping, blending, mixing, and stirring a wide range of dough mixtures. In addition, spiral mixers require less resistance on spirals, which helps in controlling the temperature of the dough, ensuring easier kneading and proper rising.

Ovens are the most important processing step in the baking industry, as both heat and transfer phenomena take place simultaneously inside them, triggering biochemical and physiochemical changes in the product. In addition, the equipment forms a crucial kill step that prevents pathogens from blooming within the product. Furthermore, baking in the oven imparts final characteristics, such as color, aroma, texture, flavor, and shelf life, to products.

Application Insights

The bread segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 34.7% in 2022. High demand for bread across North America and Europe due to the dietary habits of regional consumers is a prominent driver of market growth. In addition, the high demand for bread in traditional and rapidly emerging economies, such as India and China, is expected to drive steady market growth over the forecast period.

The pizza crusts segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period. Three of the biggest American pizza companies have been planning to expand their operations in developing nations, which is expected to drive product demand. For instance, Pizza Hut planned to open 1000 new units in China, followed by Papa John’s and Domino’s (50 units each) in 2019.

Global bakery processing equipment market share and size, 2022

To remain competitive in the market, bakeries across the globe are investing significantly in offering unique flavored products, such as incorporating vegetables such as beetroot, spinach, or carrot in bread. Sieve, baking trays, dough dividers, dough scorers, weighing scales, bread molds, and ovens are some of the machines extensively used in bread preparation.

Measures adopted by food processing companies, such as revisiting sourcing strategies, rationalizing product ranges, and assessing the agility and resilience of supply chains and sales channels, are expected to positively impact market growth. Furthermore, streamlining and optimization of the distribution network and e-commerce channels, along with efficient promotion and pricing strategies, are anticipated to drive the demand for bakery processing equipment in the coming years.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.5% in 2022 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period. The majority of millennials in the region prefer processed food products and there is a growing middle class with higher purchasing power. Additionally, health awareness is rising, and there are more foreign investors interested in the region, all of which are expected to support the Asia Pacific bakery processing equipment industry growth.

Bakery Processing Equipment Market Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Growing industrialization, infrastructure development, and increased investments in the food and beverage sector are likely to generate positive growth possibilities in China. The food and beverage industry contributes considerably to China’s economy. As a result, increased GDP contributions from the industrial and food & beverage sectors are expected to fuel market growth for bakery processing equipment over the projection period.

Central & South America is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period. The food & beverage industry has been significantly growing in this region, owing to extensive investments. Moreover, the growing disposable income, increasing consumer awareness regarding health & wellness, and rising demand for gluten-free products are projected to augment the demand for bakery processing equipment in the near future.

Rising health awareness and the introduction of new healthier variants of baked food items by major players such as Grupo Bimbo are expected to boost the sales of bakery products. Furthermore, the increasing penetration of biscuits in Brazilian households, owing to their low price and good quality, is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for bakery processing equipment in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

New product development is a key focus area of manufacturers in the market to strengthen their position and gain market share. Major players are investing in R&D activities and continuously launching new products in the market to enhance productivity, thereby attaining business growth. For instance, in August 2018, Baker Perkins introduced the TruClean Series3 rotary molder system for soft dough biscuits and sandwich cookies. Other key strategies adopted by market participants to expand their product offering and cater to a broader group of customers include capacity and geographical expansions, coupled with mergers & acquisitions. Some of the prominent players in the global bakery processing equipment market include:

  • Ali Group S.r.l.

  • Baker Perkins Limited

  • Bühler AG

  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

  • The Middleby Corporation

  • JBT Corporation

  • Anko Food Machine Co., Ltd.

  • Markel Food Group

  • Koenig Maschinen GmbH

  • Heat & Control, Inc.

  • RHEON Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.

  • Gemini Bakery Equipment Company

  • Global Bakery Solutions

Recent Developments

  • In February 2023, The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Escher Mixers, which is a manufacturer and designer of technologically advanced spiral and planetary mixers for the baking industry

  • In August 2022, at the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas, MECATHERM and ABI introduced M-Care, a new intuitive predictive maintenance solution for industrial bakeries and pastry and sweet food producers to better optimize their industrial performance

  • In August 2022, Koenig announced the I Rex Compact EC, which includes the I-Rex Compact EC Divider and Rounder. This head machine's lid can be opened on three sides at the same time, providing the operator with the greatest amount of space for cleaning and maintenance

  • In July 2022, John Bean Technologies Corporation announced the acquisition of Alco-food-machines, a producer of manufacturing lines and food processing solutions. This acquisition was made as part of the company's efforts to diversify its products in the convenience meal and plant-based protein technology sectors

  • In July 2022, The Middleby Corporation acquired Colussi Ermes, an automated washing solution provider for the food processing industry. Its washing solutions are in demand owing to the use of a technology that reduces labor demands, water and energy consumption and operates in a small footprint

Bakery Processing Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 14.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 21.8 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

October 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Equipment, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America (CSA); MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; Italy; UK; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Ali Group S.r.l.; Baker Perkins Limited; Bühler AG; GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft; The Middleby Corporation; Markel Food Group; JBT Corporation; Heat & Control, Inc.; RHEON Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.; Anko Food Machine Co., Ltd.; Gemini Bakery Equipment Company; Global Bakery Solutions; Koenig Maschinen GmbH

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Global Bakery Processing Equipment Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global bakery processing equipment market report on the basis of equipment, application, and region:

Global Bakery Processing Equipment Market Report Segmentation

  • Equipment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Mixers & blenders

    • Dividers & rounders

    • Molders & Sheeters

    • Oven & proofers

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Bread

    • Cakes & pastries

    • Cookies & biscuits

    • Pizza crusts

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

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