Packaging Machinery Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Packaging Machinery Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Machine Type (Filling, Labeling, Form-Fill-Seal, Cartoning, Wrapping, Palletizing, Bottling Line), By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-996-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 168

Industry Insights

The global packaging machinery market size was valued at USD 43.46 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% by 2025. Several factors including increased production output, especially in the emerging industrial economies such as China is anticipated to drive the growth. Increased demand for a wide range of products as well as packaging sizes coupled with the flourishing e-commerce industry is anticipated to further fuel the growth.

Demand for greater product diversity and wider range of products has in turn increased the demand for flexible packaging machinery from CPG manufacturers to incorporate these product and packaging changeovers easily. In addition, there has been increased demand for single serve bag sizes as well as small portions which is likely to fuel the demand for packaging machinery. Furthermore, there has been continued demand from CPG manufacturers for machinery that ensures overall equipment effectiveness that includes an overall low rejection rate, ease of operation, maintenance and integration, high level of flexibility, and a low environmental footprint.

U.S. packaging machinery Market

Moreover, several global organizations including the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) among others as well as regional organizations have outlined certain standards and regulations for the safety requirements of packaging machines as well as packaging and labeling requirements of various products which is further expected to have a positive impact on the packaging machinery market.

Furthermore, the use of automation as well as robotics throughout the packaging lines has seen a tremendous growth in recent years to improve the productivity, reduce the operating costs, and prevent waste thus improving the overall efficiency of the packaging systems. Big Data has also gained popularity, in which end users collect machine data to regulate the performance of the machinery, undertake preventive maintenance and maximize the up-time.

Packaging is of utmost importance across various end-use industries including food, beverage, chemicals, personal care, and pharmaceuticals among others. Packaging plays an important role by protecting the product from external elements including light, moisture, biological contamination, and mechanical damage thus maintaining its quality. Compatibility of the packaging material with the product is very important for maintaining the integrity of the product.
Packaging plays a vital role throughout the manufacturing, storage, transportation, and the consumption chain. It safeguards the actual product from contamination, spillage or breakage as well as protects it during storage and transportation. In addition, it provides valuable information to the customer about the product as well as acts as a marketing tool to attract the customer and to differentiate the product from the competition. Thus, packaging machinery plays a very vital role in overall packaging process and enables the product manufacturers gain a competitive edge.

Machine Type Insights

In terms of machine type, the market has been classified into filling, labelling, form-fill-seal, cartoning, wrapping, palletizing, bottling line, and others. Filling machines measure out the product by a fixed value, volume, weight or count from a bulk supply which is then filled into bags, pouches, plastic containers, cans, and bottles among others. These machines are primarily used in the packaging of food and beverages while they are also used across other end-use industries including chemicals, personal care, and pharmaceuticals among others.

Form-Fill-Seal machine type was valued at USD 7.11 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness robust growth over the forecast period owing to the growing popularity of flexible packaging. These machines are designed to form packages with the material that is fed off a roll, fill it with the product and seal it. Most of these machines form the primary package like a pouch or a bag using a flexible film. They can employ a wide range of packaging materials and can be used in numerous end-use industries including food, beverages, cosmetics, and others.

Wrapping machine type was valued at USD 2.51 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. These machines wrap a flexible packaging material including aluminum, paper, and plastic film, among others around a single product or a group of products. Most common types of wrapping machines include stretch wrapping machines and shrink wrapping machines among others.

End Use Insights

In terms of end use industries, the market has been classified into food, beverages, chemicals, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and others. The food end-use industry is predicted to reach USD 13.90 billion by 2025. Increasing demand for ready-to-eat and convenience food items as well as the trend towards smaller portions and single serve bag sizes is anticipated to favor the segment growth in the forthcoming years.

Global packaging machinery Market

The beverage end use industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period. Growing consumption of beverages, increase in the variety of beverage products as well as global trends towards consumption of healthy and organic beverages are some of the factors contributing to the overall growth. The pharmaceutical sector is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period owing to several factors including R&D of generic drugs coupled with growing population, global ageing population as well as increased awareness about various diseases.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is estimated to lead over the forecast period with China occupying the largest regional market share. Rapidly growing population in China, expanding Chinese middle class, increasing household disposable income, concern about environment friendliness which has led to the increase in demand for more sophisticated packaging. In addition, the Chinese government’s policies encouraging domestic consumption, energy saving, and environment friendliness coupled with technology and equipment upgrade is expected to drive the market growth. Moreover, the booming e-commerce industry has further increased the demand for both primary and secondary packaging.

Europe consists of major countries including Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy, and U.K., among other Eastern and Central European countries. In terms of revenue, Europe was the second largest region in 2018, owing to high demand for highly automated, flexible, and efficient packaging machinery from several major end users including food, beverage, chemicals, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and others.

Packaging Machinery Market Share Insights

Global multinationals led the market and are majorly concentrated in Europe and North America. Germany and Italy are the leading manufacturers and also account for substantial amount of export volumes. These multinational players provide their customers with individual machines as well as the design, development, manufacturing and installation of complete packaging lines along with the service and maintenance of the machines.

Companies have also invested heavily on R&D of innovative products with enhanced capabilities which can provide them with a competitive advantage thus augmenting their adoption. Major players are also focusing on technological concepts including automation, robotics, bigdata, and IIoT among others to enhance the operational efficiency of their product offerings.

Key market players include Robert Bosch GmbH, Salzgitter AG, Krones AG, Coesia S.p.A, Tetra Laval International S.A, and I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. among others.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and UAE

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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egments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global packaging machinery market report on the basis of machine type, end use, and region.

  • Machine Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Filling

    • Labeling

    • Form-Fill-Seal

    • Cartoning

    • Wrapping

    • Palletizing

    • Bottling Line

    • Others

  • End UseOutlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Beverage

    • Food

    • Chemicals

    • Personal Care

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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