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, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-366-9
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global meat processing equipment market size was valued at USD 11.29 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027. Rising investments in the automation of meat processing machinery in countries, such as Japan, India, the U.K., Germany, and the U.S., are likely to spur the demand for meat processing equipment.

Stringent regulations regarding selling, trading, and transport of 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, 2016 - 2027 (USD Billion)

The U.S., 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 impact 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 the global fast-food outlets to cater to the consumer demand properly, with the least operation time. Major fast-food outlets, including KFC, Domino’s, McDonald’s Corporation, and Taco Bell, are expanding their businesses to multiple countries worldwide, thereby boosting the market growth over the coming years.

In 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) imposed a regulation on the transportation of human and animal food, which was also related to food processing techniques to govern proper transportation of processed and semi-processed meat products. This has resulted in the development of advanced meat processing equipment, which is expected to fuel market growth over the forecast period.

Product Insights

Slicing equipment led the market and accounted for a 24.7% share of the global revenue in 2019. 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.

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. Due to the global rise in the hospitality industry and the growing trend of barbeque restaurants, the demand for dicing equipment is expected to grow over the forecast period.

Blending equipment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2020 to 2027. Their demand 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.

The demand for grinding equipment is expected to witness growth owing to the rising demand for patties, sausages, and pies mixed with spices and other ingredients in fast food restaurant chains. Companies are investing significantly in developing grinding machines with varying speeds and blade sizes for numerous applications, thereby augmenting the segment growth.

Meat Type Insights

Pork led the market and accounted for a 44.8% share of the global revenue in 2019. 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. The demand for processing equipment is high for pork processing due to its tough texture.

Mutton is one of the most prominently consumed meat types in the eastern parts of the globe, namely 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, 2019 (%)

Beef-based meat is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2027. Beef is one of the most preferred types of red meat owing to its firm texture and intensive flavor. Beef is considered to be 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, horse meat, hare meat, and moose. The consumption of these meat types is primarily based on consumer preferences. For instance, horse meat is usually eaten by high-income class people, 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 led the market and accounted for a 39.6% share of the global revenue in 2019. The rising demand for meat processing equipment in the region is attributed to the high level of automation used in the food processing industry. In addition, meat is one of the most important parts of the meal in the region owing to its high protein content.

The market in 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.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast period on account 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 the production levels, and decreased the 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, 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 also forming strategic partnerships with other industry players to develop machinery that can perform multiple tasks, such as chopping, slicing, blending, and dicing, together with by sharing expertise for R&D and exploring new markets. Moreover, value chain integration is one of the important strategies adopted by market players. 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 2020

USD 11.72 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 18.03 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

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; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; China; India; Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa

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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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global meat processing equipment market report on the basis of product, meat type, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Slicing Equipment

    • Blending Equipment

    • Dicing Equipment

    • Grinding Equipment

    • Massaging & Marinating Equipment

    • Smoking Equipment

    • Tenderizing Equipment

    • Other

  • Meat Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Beef

    • Mutton

    • Pork

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • Spain

      • Italy

      • France

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • New Zealand

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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