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

Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Equipment Type (Homogenizers, Separators, Pasteurizers, Membrane filtration equipment), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2017 - 2025

  • Published Date: Aug 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-979-1
  • Number of Pages: 111
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015

Industry Insights

The global dairy processing equipment market size was worth USD 8,840.2 million in 2016. Globally, the increasing consumption and production of dairy products coupled with rise in the usage of the automation process for production are anticipated to boost the global market demand.

Change in the taste, needs, & preference of consumers for healthy and palatable products is a major driving factor for the market. Technology advancements, rising consumption of processed milk products, and increasing production of dairy products in countries such as Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and India are anticipated to boost the market over the forecast period. 

U.S. dairy processing equipment market by equipment type, 2014 - 2025 (USD million)

U.S. dairy processing equipment market

The U.S. market was valued at USD 792.0 million in 2016 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to 2025. The U.S. dairy industry has experienced some major change over the past few years as the consumption of processed milk products is increasing significantly and production of the same is declining. Moreover, a reduction in cow number and increasing per capita consumption of milk are some of the major challenges witnessed by the country.

Equipment Type Insights

Major processing equipment used in the industry are homogenizers, membrane filters, separators, mixing & blender, evaporators & dryers, and pasteurizers. Pasteurizers emerged as the largest equipment type segment in 2016 with over 22% of the total market share and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period owing to its various users. Pasteurizers are mainly used for making the milk product safe and extending its shelf life. The pasteurizer is designed for providing thermal treatment of milk and other dairy products.

Membrane filtration equipment is widely used for processing milk and other products. It is majorly used for concentrating processed milk before transportation. The concentration of milk is done for reducing carbohydrate content in the milk, and for removing bacteria during the production process. Some of the major membrane filtration technology used are microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis.

Changes in government regulations, consumer demand, industry standards, and the replacement of outdated existing machinery are some of the major driving factors for the membrane microfiltration equipment market. However, the decline in the price of milk products is expected to adversely impact the market.

Mixing and blending equipment are used for improving the quality of products by adding vitamins, calcium, and other types of ingredients. Europe is a potential region for the segment owing to the rising demand for high protein value and healthier & palatable products in the region. The increasing demand for processed products in China and India is anticipated to boost the market in the Asia Pacific region. 

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the processed milk segment is the major application occupying a market share of over 28% in 2016 of the total market. The segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period. Australia, New Zealand, India, the Netherlands, and Germany are some of the major economies involved in the production of processed milk. European countries such as Germany and France are the major contributor to the rising demand for milk processing equipment.

Global dairy processing equipment market by application, 2016 (%)

Global dairy processing equipment market

Yogurt is produced by the bacterial fermentation process of milk. It is a rich source of protein, calcium, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and vitamin B12. Mostly cow's milk is used to make yogurt with different varieties and flavors. The demand for yogurt is still rising owing to its various beneficial health and functional aspects. Over the past two decades, the production of yogurt has been globalized especially in emerging economies. The yogurt production process has been significantly driven by European dairy companies. The rising demand for yogurt is expected to boost the dairy processing equipment market over the forecast period

The significant increase in the fast-food industry, urbanization, changing lifestyles, and rise in disposable income are some of the major factors fueling the demand for cheese processing equipment globally. Moreover, the growing popularity of cheese among kids and adults in developed and emerging countries is expected to give a major boost to the cheese production demand.

Cheese is the fastest-growing dairy product segment after processed milk and yogurt. The U.S. and the Asia Pacific are the major regions involved in the production of cheese followed by Europe. The demand for cheese is increasing at a considerable rate owing to this the demand for cheese processing equipment is also expected to grow over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Europe experiences the presence of over more than 600,000 dairy farms and 12,000 processing facilities. The region’s dairy sector plays a major role in the global dairy economy, with the production of nearly a quarter of the world’s available milk and 27% of the global trade.

The removal of the milk quota in April 2015, is also expected to boost the production and processing capacity of dairy products in Europe. The major reasons for the removal of milk quotas were the significant increase in consumption of dairy products and this consumption rise is also predicted to continue in the future. The removal of the quota was for preventing European producers from responding to this growing demand. The increase in the production & consumption of dairy products along with rising trade is expected to boost the European dairy processing equipment market over the forecast period

The Asia Pacific has emerged as a potential player in the global market, with a considerable increase in the production and consumption of dairy products. Changing customer preferences & purchase patterns owing to the rise in disposable income is creating a new market for the processing equipment industry in the region. Australia and New Zealand are among the major producers, processors, and exporters of products. In addition, India is one of the largest producers of raw milk.

The region’s industry is also witnessing great attention from foreign investors. The increase in demand in Asia is providing a perfect opportunity for private and public investment. However, this rise in demand is occurring at a time when there is growing pressure on feed resources, increasing concerns regarding resource scarcity, climatic changes, and the necessity for more equitable development are becoming important. To overcome these challenges, the industry has to utilize more appropriate and latest production technologies. Moreover, it has to obtain full control over the value chain to facilitate complete integration. These factors are expected to support the demand for the processing equipment industry over the forecast period.

Dairy Processing Equipment Market Share Insights

The market experiences the presence of established players. The industry is highly comparative and fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the industry include SSP Pvt Limited, Inoxpa SA, GEA Group, Alfa Laval Corporate AB, IDMC Limited, A&B Process Systems, Feldmeier Equipment, Inc., Sealtech Engineers, Gemak Ltd., and Van den Heuvel Dairy & Food Equipment B.V. 

Report Scope

Report Attribute


Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, India, Australia, New Zeeland, Brazil, Argentina

Report coverage

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

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dairy processing equipment market on the basis of equipment type, application, and region: 

  • Equipment Type Outlook (Revenue, USD million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Homogenizers

    • Membrane filtration equipment

    • Separators

    • Mixing & blending equipment

    • Evaporators & dryer equipment

    • Pasteurizers

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Cheese

    • Processed Milk

    • Yogurt

    • Protein Ingredients

    • Milk Powder

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • France

      • Netherland

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • Australia

      • New Zeeland

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa
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