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

Meat Processing Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Slicing, Blending, Dicing), By Meat Type (Beef, Mutton, Pork), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-366-9
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global meat processing equipment market was estimated at USD 10.28 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030. The rising investments in meat processing machinery coupled with technological advancements in meat processing equipment are anticipated to fuel the growth of the industry during the forecast period. Stringent regulations regarding selling, trading, and transporting meat under controlled conditions to avoid spoilage and proper maintenance of nutrient values are expected to drive the demand for meat processing equipment. High R&D expenditure has resulted in the development of new technologies, such as the integration of equipment used for different purposes, including slicing, blending, and grinding into one machine, to save transfer costs and maintain hygiene levels.

U.S. meat processing equipment market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the production of meat, the supply chain, and meat prices, resulting in a severe socioeconomic crisis around the world. The meat prices rose initially due to decreased production and increased demand because of panic buying. Later on, however, both meat production and demand were significantly reduced due to lockdown restrictions and lower consumer purchasing power, resulting in a decrease in meat prices.

The U.S., which is one of the prominent countries in North America, is also one of the largest consumers of processed meat in the world. The rising consumer inclination towards consumption of easy-to-cook and clean packaged meat products, without compromising on taste and nutrient levels, is projected to positively influence the market growth in the country.

Several key players are following the strategy of strengthening their supply chain structure by integrating their value chain. They are procuring meat directly from farmers and poultry farm owners, transferring it to processing facilities in controlled conditions, processing them under hygienic conditions, and sending them to retailers in proper conditions to avoid spoilage.

Meat processing equipment is increasingly finding applications in global fast-food outlets to cater to consumer demand properly, with the least operation time. Major fast-food outlets, such as KFC, Domino’s, McDonald’s Corporation, and Taco Bell, are expanding their businesses to multiple countries worldwide, thereby boosting market growth over the coming years.

Product Insights

Slicing equipment dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 24.8% in 2022. Slicing equipment can be integrated with other equipment involved in meat processing, such as weighing machines and tray feeders, which helps in reducing the manual weighing and arrangement practices of sliced products, resulting in improved hygiene of meat.

The demand for blending equipment is increasing owing to the rapidly growing trend for blended meat patties in burgers and the usage of blended meat in making tacos, sausages, meatloaves, and meatballs. Blending equipment is generally used for mixing meat and non-meat ingredients and maintaining the uniformity of the product.

Dicing equipment is used for producing controlled-size cubes, slices, flakes, and strips of fresh, frozen meat, and slightly frozen types of meat. The dicing equipment is generally differentiated by overall operation time, the number of blades, and speed. The demand for dicing equipment is driven by the global rise in the hospitality industry and the growing trend of barbeque restaurants.

The demand for grinding equipment is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period owing to the rising demand for patties, sausages, and pies mixed with spices and other ingredients in fast food restaurant chains. Furthermore, the greater application of grinders for processing a wide range of products, such as minced meat, sausages, hamburgers, and other products, is driving the market for grinding equipment.

Meat Type Insights

The pork segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 47.1 % in 2022. The primary reason for the high demand for pork, despite the religious restriction on its consumption in various parts of the world, is that pork is free of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease, which lowers the protein quality in the meat.

Mutton is one of the most prominently consumed meat types in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa, owing to its flavor, natural origin, and easy availability. This type of meat is very popular during festival times. However, its demand has seen a downward trend owing to the outbreak of Scrapie disease in sheep and goats, which affects their nervous system and negatively affects meat quality.

Global meat processing equipment market share, by meat type, 2022 (%)

Beef-based meat is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period. Beef is one of the most preferred types of red meat owing to its firm texture and intensive flavor. Beef is considered an important part of the diet of the western world as it is high in proteins. Common beef processing technologies include chopping, seasoning, mixing/tumbling, casing, and smoking.

Other meat types include venison, horsemeat, hare meat, and moose. The consumption of these meat types is primarily based on consumer preferences. For instance, high-income class people usually eat horsemeat, whereas rabbit meat is consumed due to its high protein content with low fats. The demand for processing equipment for these meat types is distributed among different regions across the globe.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for an 18.8% share of the global revenue in 2022. The rising demand for meat processing equipment in the region is attributed to the high level of automation used in the meat processing industry. In addition, meat is one of the most important parts of the meal in the region owing to its high protein content.

Europe is expected to be driven by the rising awareness of benefits associated with meat products, such as high protein content and immunity-boosting ability. Moreover, innovations in the food processing industry, such as integrating all process equipment into one to minimize human effort and increase hygiene levels, are further anticipated to spur market growth.

Meat Processing Equipment Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period because of the growing population, with varying income levels and cultural diversions. In addition, rising investments by western countries in the region for opening fast-food outlets have increased the demand for meat processing equipment, advanced production levels, and decreased processing times.

The trend of consumption of meats, such as camels and horses, among the high-income population in the Middle East and Africa has led to an increase in demand for mechanized meat processing equipment, as these meats are tough in texture. In addition, the demand for low-fat meats, such as rabbit and guinea pigs, is high in Central and South America due to their less fat content, thus driving the demand for meat processing equipment in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is highly competitive due to the presence of multinational and local participants. New product development with faster processing times and high hygiene levels is one of the key strategies adopted by market participants to expand their product offerings to reinforce their competitive positions in the market.

Market players are forming strategic partnerships with other industry players to develop machinery that can perform multiple tasks, such as chopping, slicing, blending, and dicing, together with sharing expertise for R&D. For instance, in July 2022, JBT Corporation acquired Alco-food-machines GmbH & Co. KG (Alco). The acquisition will expand the product offering in further processing. Some prominent players in the global meat processing equipment market include:

  • Mepaco Group

  • Minerva Omega Group s.r.l

  • Tomra Systems ASA

  • JBT Corporation

  • Talsabell S.A.

  • Nemco Food Equipment, LTD.

  • Middleby Corporation

  • Marel

Meat Processing Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 10.76 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 15.04 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, meat type, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; Italy; U.K.; Russia; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Mepaco Group; Minerva Omega Group s.r.l; Tomra Systems ASA; JBT Corporation; Talsabell S.A.; Middleby Corporation; Marel; MAINCA; Bettcher Industries, Inc.; Nemco Food Equipment, LTD.

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Global Meat Processing Equipment Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at 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 this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global meat processing equipment market report based on product, meat type, and region:

Global Meat Processing Equipment Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Slicing Equipment

    • Blending Equipment

    • Dicing Equipment

    • Grinding Equipment

    • Massaging & Marinating Equipment

    • Smoking Equipment

    • Tenderizing Equipment

    • Others

  • Meat Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Beef

    • Mutton

    • Pork

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Russia

      • Italy

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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