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Case Packaging Machinery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 100 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5764402
The case packaging machinery market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4.63% over the next five years. The primary drivers expected to propel the growth of the case packaging machinery market include an increase in demand for folding carton-board packaging across various sectors and product improvements by manufacturers.

Key Highlights

  • The majority of industrial manufacturing facilities regularly conduct large-scale production. Few businesses still use human labor for packing, which slows down overall production and diverts workers from other jobs. A case packer machine increases productivity by saving time and money and ultimately makes the production process run more smoothly.
  • Emerging businesses discover the need for automation in their end-of-line procedures as they expand. All brands are intended to use automation to reduce per-unit costs and optimize their operations to stay competitive in their respective marketplaces. Moreover, a brand's end-of-line process relies heavily on the case packaging machinery and methods. These devices can create and pack cases automatically, getting goods ready for distribution and sale. The new equipment and processes are connected with the rest of the production line workflow to identify and position items correctly.
  • Case packing technology enhances a company's bottom line by automating cardboard box folding, packing, gluing, and taping operations. Machines are the primary choice of manufacturing sectors to increase product output and distribute it to end-use industries. The significant producers package various machines, their components, and other necessary goods and concentrate on providing cost-effective goods to their customers.
  • The accelerating growth of the global FMCG sector is one of the key factors anticipated to drive the growth of the case packing machines market. Additionally, as more manufacturers attempt to include case-packing machines in their end-of-line packaging processes, the growing number of global food and beverage and pharmaceutical sectors is anticipated to benefit the market for case-packing machines.
  • Further, due to design and functionality changes, case-packing machines are used more often in textiles, clothing, and other industries. Due to the ease with which they are integrated into most production lines due to the availability of case-packing machines in various configurations, manufacturers from multiple industries now favor them more than ever.
  • High initial costs are anticipated to be a significant barrier to expanding the case-packing machines market. However, as small and medium-sized producers increase in this highly competitive environment, and the demand for case-packing machines is projected to grow slowly.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted the case packers industry since it disrupted the supply chain and enforced regulatory controls. Since packing is closely related to human contact, it was greatly influenced. However, the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors continued to operate normally during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lack of resources led to a decrease in industrial output. Due to a moderate increase in demand above that of 2020, the case packers market recovered its losses in 2021. A reasonable growth rate for the case packers market is anticipated to grow in the coming years. Further, the Russia-Ukraine war had an impact on the overall packaging ecosystem.

Case Packaging Machinery Market Trends

Food and Beverages Segment is Expected to Drive the Market in the Forecast Period

  • Case packaging machinery serves in the industry for the secondary or outer packaging of goods. Case packaging adds an extra layer of protection and makes storing and transporting items more accessible. Technological advances in factory automation have contributed significantly to the development and growth of various carton packaging machines.
  • Growing demand in the food and beverage industry drives the market studied. Moreover, the increasing popularity of robotic packaging is expected to take over other traditional case packaging machines over the next five years.
  • The use in food packaging applications is increasing as many robots adhere to IP69K construction standards for sanitation. According to PMMI’s recent robot report, “2022 Robots and Cobots An Automated Future,” the primary packaging applications for which robots are being used are for following the IP69K construction standards for sanitation.
  • Companies are focused on launching new innovating case packaging solutions as part of their business expansion. For instance, in September 2022, Brenton launched a new continuous motion side-load case packer aimed at customers peeking to pack between 30 and 50 cases per minute. The company showcased its new case packer at PACK EXPO 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company claims to be one of the leaders in designing and manufacturing integrated end-of-line packaging systems and machines, specializing in case packing and palletizing using robotics and other automation.
  • Further, as per ITC reports, in 2021, the imports of beverages were recorded at around USD 141.3 billion, a 17% rise in imports from the previous year, 2020, which was valued at about USD 120.75 billion. The increase in imports signifies the rising demand for beverages. The increasing beverage demands may increase secondary packaging, where case packaging is preferred majorly, thereby raising the demand for case packaging machinery.

Asia-Pacific to Witness Significant Growth in the Forecast Period

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the adoption of case packaging machinery in the packaging industries. The growing population, rising disposable income, and the expansion of the food and beverage industry contribute to the growth of the market in the region.
  • Further, the market in the region has grown due to recent changes in rising economies like China and India. An increase in demand for food and beverage goods and pharmaceuticals and the arrival of several regional and international case packer manufacturers are driving the market's growth in India and China.
  • Furthermore, in the Asia Pacific, a growing professional base is also anticipated to boost the demand for case packers. The expansion of the packing machinery industry in India, the low price of case packers provided by regional manufacturers, and the strong demand for case packers in small-scale enterprises operating in the area can all be attributed to the consistent growth of the Asia-Pacific market. To generate income, case packer makers in India predominantly import robotic pick and place components from China and Japan.
  • Moreover, Japan is also one of the significant countries in the region where the case packaging machinery is increasing adoption rates. Hence, the country is also anticipated to witness considerable growth rates as economic powerhouses look to double their production output.
  • For instance, according to JPI, the production of case landing and case gluing machines in 2021 was valued at around JPY 21.2 billion (USD 0.152 billion), a 0.95% rise from the previous year, 2020, which recorded JPY 21 billion (USD 0.15 billion). The considerable growth in the machinery production value is anticipated to drive the country to recognize the importance of the equipment and enhance the adoption rates in the country.

Case Packaging Machinery Market Competitor Analysis

The case packaging machinery market is fragmented, and several manufacturers hold most of the market share. The main strategies used by significant businesses include mergers and acquisitions and the expansion of product ranges. Market players have steadily increased investments in case packaging machinery. Therefore, the market has witnessed partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers. A few major players in the market include I.M.A. Industria Machine Automatiche SpA, Marchesini Group SpA, Shibuya Corporation, Brenton LLC, and Syntegon Technology GmbH.
  • In September 2022, Brenton introduced a new continuous motion side-load case packer to meet the needs of CPQ clients who want to pack between 30 and 50 cases per minute. The M3000 showcased its capabilities at booth N-5546 during PACK EXPO 2022, which takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 23-26. Up to 50 wrap-around or tray-style cases may be packed each minute using the M3000 Case Packer, which is intended to meet the demands of mid-range makers of packaged food and personal care goods. With only a few manual adjustments, the machine's standard servo-driven changeover aid design from Brenton enables quicker, more reliable changeovers in under 15 minutes.
  • In October 2022, the Pavia-based SEA Vision Group, a prominent player in the development of traceability, data gathering, and inspection solutions in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging industry announced the acquisition of 100% of the firm by Marchesini Group. The Marchesini Group's acquisition of SEA Vision Group will allow the company to develop packaging lines that are even more integrated with vision and inspection systems, ensuring its clients better performance and personalization.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
4.5 Analysis of Russia-Ukraine War Impact on the Market
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Introduction of Advanced Packaging Technologies to Increase Sales
5.1.2 Increasing Demand for Packaging from Logistics and Transportation
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 High Costs and Import Duties Pose a Challenge for New Customers
5.2.2 Fluctuations in Raw Material Prices
6.1 By Machine Type
6.1.1 Robotic Case Packers
6.1.2 Automatic Case Packers
6.2 By Product Type
6.2.1 Top Load
6.2.2 Side Load
6.2.3 Wraparound
6.3 By End-user Industry
6.3.1 Food and Beverages
6.3.2 Pharmaceuticals
6.3.3 Personal Care and Cosmetics
6.3.4 Household Care
6.3.5 Other End-users
6.4 By Geography
6.4.1 North America
6.4.2 Asia-Pacific
6.4.3 Europe
6.4.4 Middle East and Africa
6.4.5 Latin America
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 I.M.A. Industria Machine Automatiche SpA
7.1.2 Shibuya Corporation
7.1.3 Syntegon Technology GmbH
7.1.4 Omori Machinery Co. Ltd
7.1.5 Marchesini Group SpA
7.1.6 Rovema GmbH
7.1.7 Tetra Pak International SA
7.1.8 Smurfit Kappa Group
7.1.9 Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd
7.1.10 Hangzhou Youngsun Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd
7.1.11 Cama Group
7.1.12 Douglas Machine Inc.
7.1.13 Econocorp Inc.
7.1.14 PMI Cartoning Inc.
7.1.15 Bradman Lake Group Ltd
7.1.16 Jacob White Packaging Ltd
7.1.17 ADCO Manufacturing
7.1.18 Premier Tech Chronos
7.1.19 Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
7.1.20 Brenton, LLC.

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • I.M.A. Industria Machine Automatiche SpA
  • Shibuya Corporation
  • Syntegon Technology GmbH
  • Omori Machinery Co. Ltd
  • Marchesini Group SpA
  • Rovema GmbH
  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd
  • Hangzhou Youngsun Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd
  • Cama Group
  • Douglas Machine Inc.
  • Econocorp Inc.
  • PMI Cartoning Inc.
  • Bradman Lake Group Ltd
  • Jacob White Packaging Ltd
  • ADCO Manufacturing
  • Premier Tech Chronos
  • Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
  • Brenton, LLC.