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Pneumatic Conveying Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Operating Principle (Dilute Phase, Dense Phase), By Technology, By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-518-2
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global pneumatic conveying systems market size was valued at USD 30.82 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2023 to 2030. The rise in industrialization in emerging economies, expansion of recycling and waste treatment industries, and an upswing demand for energy-efficient systems have helped the global pneumatic conveying systems market gain traction in the past few years.

 North America Pneumatic Conveying System Market Size, by operating principle, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Rising concerns related to the health and safety of the consumers are compelling manufacturers across many industries to use automated pneumatic conveying systems as they ensure the hygiene of the products by preventing contamination of materials being used.

Additionally, the lockdown's potential effects are currently unknown, and companies' ability to recover financially depends entirely on the cash they have set aside. As a result, manufacturers of pneumatic conveying systems can only afford a complete lockdown for a limited period of time before players must change their investment strategies. For instance, a number of market participants ceased production for several weeks in order to cut costs, and a select number of participant’s also implemented staff leave policies in order to survive the COVID-19 health crisis.

Furthermore, technological developments in the field of pneumatic conveyance and the availability of advanced products equipped with intelligent control technology are leading to increased uptake of these systems. Additionally, the usage of pneumatic conveying systems in material handling industries has also been on a rise, which is poised to bolster growth of the pneumatic conveying systems market during the forecast period.

Pneumatic conveyors are used in a variety of industries because they increase output, cut down on production stoppages, guarantee cost savings, and improve product quality in areas like packaging, coating, and final product quality. Pneumatic conveyors are being more widely used across a range of end-use sectors as a result of these advantages.

Conventional conveyors are prone to dust and foreign particles entering the systems, resulting in quality degradation of materials and consecutive losses incurring from the material that is left unsuitable for use for the desired purpose. This is another factor why pneumatic conveyors are increasingly replacing conventional conveyors in some industries as product contamination continues to be a major area of concern for the end-users.

Industries such as ceramics, food processing, pharmaceutical, and rubber and plastic are investing considerably in procuring pneumatic conveyors to step up their production capacities to meet increasing demands. As industries continue to face extremely competitive environments, pneumatic conveyors are being installed to avoid losses and enhance the quality of products. This is further likely to impel the growth of the pneumatic conveying systems market.

Operating Principal Insights

Based on the operating principle, the pneumatic conveying systems market has been segmented into dilute phase conveying and dense phase conveying. The dilute phase conveying segment held the largest share of above 73.11% of the overall revenue in 2022. It is also expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

Pneumatic conveying systems based on the dilute phase operating principle are estimated to witness significant growth during the forecast period as these systems are widely used for incessant conveying in some industries, wherein dilapidation and abrasion of the materials are not major concerns. Dilute-phase pneumatic conveyors are ideal for low-density non-fragile and non-abrasive materials. They are also known to be the most cost-effective, versatile, and simplest systems. Owing to these aforementioned factors, they are gaining popularity in high-pressure settings.

The dense phase conveying segment held a 26.89% revenue share in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.  Pneumatic conveying systems based on dense phase operating principles are the most ideal solutions for the low- or high-rate transfer of friable or abrasive materials. Owing to low speed and air volumes that these systems operate at, they avert fragile materials and mixtures from breaking down, making them indispensable in a large set of industries. Thus, the demand for these systems is also anticipated to experience a high growth rate during the forecast period.

Technology Insights

Based on technology, the pneumatic conveying systems market has been segmented into positive pressure, vacuum, and combination systems. Of these, the positive pressure system segment accounted for 49.85% of market revenue in 2022 and is expected to witness a growth of 6.0% CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the ability of positive pressure systems to operate at high pressures as compared to other types of conveying systems.

Additionally, they are suitable for conveying heavy materials over long distances, which is one of the most prominent factors projected to drive the market during the forecast period.  

Vacuum systems utilize high vacuum pumps that are easy to design and require less maintenance. The segment is likely to post a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period, owing to its ability to utilize a vacuum to position the material on the desired stack point, coupled with its ability to convey materials to a single destination from multiple sources.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the pneumatic conveying systems market has been classified into ceramic, pharmaceuticals, food, rubber and plastic, cement, mining (mineral), and others. The food industry represented above 29.0% share of the overall revenue in 2022. Pneumatic conveyors are gaining popularity in the industry owing to their benefits such as high reliability, increased productivity, reduced risk of material spillage, low energy consumption, and low operational and maintenance costs.

 Global Pneumatic Conveying System Market Share By End Use, 2022 (%)

The residential segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. The surge in disposable income coupled with lower housing interest rates in emerging economies is also expected to bode well for market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, rapid urbanization across tier-II cities in emerging economies is expected to drive the demand for architectural services during the forecast period. Moreover, the demand for services such as urban planning services and project management services is expected to increase among architects to better manage their smart city projects.

Regional Insights

Europe held the dominant share of above 30.50% of the total market in terms of revenue in 2022. The regional market is anticipated to register significant growth during the forecast period, thanks to rising demand for hygienic methods in the food transfer and production industry. The Food Industry & Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced several regulations regarding indirect contaminants in food. This is expected to positively influence demand for pneumatic conveying systems in the region during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. The thriving pharmaceutical industry in the Asia Pacific area is likely to boost demand for pneumatic conveying systems. The region has seen a considerable increase in the number of facilities devoted to the production of biosimilars and vaccines, especially in poor nations. Governments in these countries have been actively involved in practices promoting better healthcare facilities and the overall development of the associated industries.

Pneumatic Conveying System Market Trends by Region

A notable rise in growth opportunities due to this scenario is attracting many pharmaceutical manufacturers to emerging countries. This shift of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector from developed to developing regions is likely to fuel the demand for the pneumatic conveying systems market in APAC.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The vendor landscape is highly consolidated and is characterized by a high level of competition. The market players are engaged in mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their market positions. For example, Atlas Copco AB announced the acquisition of Reno A/S. Reno A/S is involved in manufacturing and distributing compressed air solutions. Through this acquisition, the former aimed to expand its market presence in Denmark.

Similarly, the leading market players are also focusing on the introduction of innovative technologies to gain a competitive edge. For instance, Schenck Process introduced E-finite. E-finite is a patented low-pressure continuous dense-phase conveying system, specially designed for the conveyance of fragile and granular materials such as cereals, nuts & grains, and pet foods.Some of the prominent players in the global pneumatic conveying systems market include:

  • Atlas Copco AB

  • Coperion GmbH

  • Cyclonaire Corporation

  • Dongyang P & F

  • Dynamic Air Inc.

  • Flexicon Corporation

  • Gericke AG

  • Nol-Tec Systems Inc.


  • Schenck Process Holding GmbH

  • Pneumatic Conveying, Inc.

  • Nilfisk Group

  • Gericke AG

  • Flexicon Corporation

Recent Developments

  • In December 2022, VAC-U-MAX announced its partnership with Western Process Equipment. As per this partnership, Western Process Equipment was entrusted to represent the pneumatic conveying product line of VAC-U-MAX in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The company’s product line comprises custom and &-engineered vacuum conveying systems, bulk bag loading & unloading systems, batch & continuous process automation systems, vacuum conveyor systems, bag dump stations, batch weighing systems, and packaging machine & feeder refill systems, among others.

  • In July 2022, Schenck Process announced plans to collaborate with Storage & Transfer Technologies for introducing a new lime injection system for electric arc furnace steel plants across the world. The key objective of this collaboration was to deliver a safe, efficient, precise, and reliable operation with the help of the company’s robust expertise in lime manufacturing, lime conveyance, and the steel industry.

  • In January 2022, Schenck Process announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Lontra for leveraging the compressor technology of Lontra and developing a new lean phase conveying system. The collaboration was aimed at reducing the power consumed by pneumatic conveying systems across the world and contributing to a more sustainable, cleaner future for customers.

Pneumatic Conveying Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 32.57 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 48,365 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.8% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Operating principle, technology, end- use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany, France; Spain; Denmark; Eastern Europe; Rest of Europe; China; India; Japan; Southeast Asia;Australia; Rest of Asia Pacific; Brazil; Mexico; Rest of Middle East & Africa; South Africa; U.A.E

Key companies profiled

Atlas Copco AB; Coperion GmbH; Cyclonaire Corporation; Dongyang P & F; Dynamic Air Inc.; Flexicon Corporation; Gericke AG; VAC-U-MAX; Schenck Process Holding GmbH; Pneumatic Conveying, Inc.; Nol-Tec Systems Inc.; Nilfisk Group; Gericke AG; Flexicon Corporation

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Global Pneumatic Conveying Systems Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels in addition to provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global Pneumatic Conveying Systems Market report based on the operating principle, technology, end-use, and region:

Global Pneumatic Conveying System Market Segmentation

  • Operating Principle Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Dilute Phase Conveying

    • Dense Phase Conveying

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

    • Positive Pressure Systems

    • Vacuum Systems

    • Combination Systems

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Ceramic

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Food Industry

    • Rubber and Plastic Industry

    • Cement

    • Mining (Mineral)

    • Automotive

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Eastern Europe

      • Rest of Europe

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Southeast Asia

      • Australia

      • Rest of Asia Pacific

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • U.A.E.

      • South Africa

      • Rest of Middle East and Africa

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