Deblistering Machines Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Deblistering Machines Market by Automation – Automatic, Semi-automatic, and Manual for 2021 – 2031

About the Report

In the current era of drug development, the global pharmaceutical industry has been witnessing considerable demand for rapid manufacturing and packaging processes for a variety of pharmaceutical drug offerings. Incorporation of automation and technologically sound manufacturing and packaging machineries in the global pharmaceutical sector is anticipated to create a positive opportunities for the growth of deblistering machines market.

In its new study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) offers insights about key factors driving demand for deblistering machines. The report tracks the global sales of deblistering machines in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the deblistering machines industry.

How Historical and Future Outlook for Deblistering Machines Market Match Up?

The demand for highly efficient deblistering machines for secure and safe removal of tablet and capsules from blister packs considerably surged in the last few years and is projected to remain high through the forecast period.

Furthermore, deblistering machines with adjustable tooling and easy changeovers are gaining significant traction in the global pharmaceutical market. The rising demand from recyclers and pharmaceutical manufacturers as they seek to upgrade infrastructure will aid the overall growth of the market. According to FMI’s analysis, deblistering machine sales are estimated to grow at 4.8% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

The global deblistering machines market is driven by technological innovation in machine design. The rising demand for application oriented deblistering machines from pharma and contract manufacturers, researchers, and recyclers has fuelled the demand for both automatic and semi-automatic deblistering machines.

Furthermore, automation of existing machinery and development of new products are anticipated to propel growth of the deblistering machines market. On a global scale, the sales of deblistering machines will continue rising over the foreseeable future.

What is the Impact of Rising Manufacturing Output on the Market?

The global deblistering machines market is strongly driven by the demand generated from the pharmaceutical sector. Rising manufacturing output from the global pharmaceutical industry results in a strong need for packaging machines as well as deblistering machines for deblistering purposes. The global pharmaceutical sector has experienced remarkable growth in the last couple of years and is anticipated to witness the same during the coming decade.

Furthermore, this growth is not just limited to markets of North America and Europe, but also in rapidly witnessed in markets in Asia. As per the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the global pharmaceutical market was valued at US$ 1.1 trillion in 2020. Also, rapidly rising research and development activities in the pharmaceutical industry has expedited clinical trials and lab research on a large scale, which will fuel sales of deblistering machines to a significant extent.

The rising manufacturing output in research and development in the global pharmaceutical sector is anticipated to offer an ample amount of growth opportunities for manufacturers to proliferate the market further during the forecast period.

How is Shifting Inclination towards Automation Driving Deblistering Machines Market?

Nowadays, manufacturers operating in different industries, including pharmaceuticals are focusing more on enhancing the overall manufacturing efficiency with scheduled timings. Incorporation of advance and highly automated packaging as well as other machines in manufacturing plants save time and facilitates the overall packaging and deblistering process. Manufacturers are also preferring these automated machines including deblistering machines to reduce the unnecessary labor cost and speed up the deblistering process to meet the targets.

Furthermore, the availability of semi-automatic and automatic deblistering machines provide an option to choose the deblistering machines as per requirement. This rising inclination of manufacturers towards highly automated deblistering machines to facilitate the overall deblistering process is gaining significant traction in the market, which is likely to uplift the deblistering machines market growth in the coming years.

How will Demand in India and China Impact Growth?

China and India have experienced a major transition through industrial revolutions in the past 5 years which is likely to continue in the years to come. Deblistering machine manufacturers operating in the Europe and the U.S. markets have significant opportunities to expand their business network and boundaries in South and East Asian regions. Factors such as low labor, production, and raw component cost in Asian countries have pushed manufacturers across the globe to expand their manufacturing facilities to countries in the Asian region, which enables Asia to emerge as a global manufacturing hub.

Furthermore, being one of the largest drug/medicine producers and exporters, Asian countries are likely to offer strong demand for deblistering machines during the forecast period. Considering all these factors, leading manufacturers operating in the global deblistering machines market can target Asia to maximize their sales and financial profitability.

How are High Import Duties Hindering Market Growth?

One of the major patterns observed in the global packaging machinery market is the export of machines from countries in Europe and the U.S. These countries generate significant revenue through sales of packaging and other machinery on a global scale. In the near future, Asian countries are going to become the manufacturing hub for machinery producers, owing to low production costs.

However, manufacturers in the Asian countries continue to witness issues in terms of quality standards similar to those of global machine manufacturing companies based in Europe and the US. Also, end-users from Asian countries are importing machines from European countries and the US.

However, imports have become one of the major issues for these companies due to high customs duties and various taxes imposed on the machinery imported from other countries. It should be noted that most of the companies present in emerging economies are small-scale manufacturers and it is very difficult for them to afford high-cost machinery. This factor somehow hinders the deblistering machines market growth to a certain extent.

Country-wise Insights

What Opportunities are the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Offering?

India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceutical industry. Being the one of the largest drug producers in the world, India supplies generic and branded drugs on a massive scale. Globally, the Indian pharmaceutical industry stands 3rd in terms of production volumes. The rising production levels in Indian pharmaceutical sector is creating massive demand for deblistering machines.

As per the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the Indian pharmaceutical industry supplies over 40% of the global demand of generic drugs. Also, as per a national economic survey, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is projected to expand by 3 times during the next decade. All these factors couple with rising research and development in healthcare is estimated to offer ample opportunities to the manufacturers to raise their sales of deblistering machines in the country.

Why is the U.S. a Leading Revenue Generator for Manufacturers?

As per FMI analysis, the U.S. is estimated to generate significant demand for deblistering machines during the years ahead. This profit-making trend can be broadly attributed to the high preference for technological automation in pharmaceutical sector in United States.

Furthermore, presence of prominent pharmaceutical giants such as Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Gilead Sciences Inc, AbbVie Inc and several others has raised the production of pharmaceutical drugs is last few years.

Rising research and development coupled with product maximization from these companies in the United States is creating massive demand for packaging infrastructure including deblistering machines. This high demand for machineries and high spending levels on it by pharmaceutical manufacturers in United States is projected to uplift demand.

How are Investment in the German Pharmaceutical Sector Fueling Sales?

The research based German pharmaceutical industry is increasingly inclined towards the launch of new drugs in addition to the extension of product pipelines. Strong capital investments in drug development are redefining the growth of the pharmaceutical market in the country.

As per the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the capital invested in research and development in German pharmaceutical industry accounted for US$ 9,440 Mn in 2019, which is highest among the other European countries. This heavy investment in R & D in German pharmaceutical industry results in massive production of drugs including oral form medicines.

The growing volume of production for such drug offerings in the form of tablets and capsules has offered significant demand for deblistering machines and is projected to fuel sales in Germany.

How are Cost Factors in China Influencing Production Rates?

The Chinese packaging industry is known globally for its low cost of production with a high manufacturing rate. Factors such as easy availability of raw materials and components, affordable pricing of machines installation, and low labor and material cost in China makes it a manufacturing hub especially for small scale entrants in the market.

Deblistering machine manufacturers operating in the Chinese market are maximizing production levels supported by low initial investment and production cost. These manufacturers are attracting a major portion of the pharmaceutical end users with their affordable offerings. In addition, rapid penetration of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in China is inducing a positive impact on the sales of deblistering machines.

How are Pharmaceutical Imports in Italy Aiding Market Growth?

The Italian deblistering machines market is notably driven by the demand generated from the regional pharmaceutical industry. Rising pharmaceutical spending by individuals and demand for oral form drugs has strengthened the Italian pharmaceutical market. Rising consumption and demand of medicinal drugs has led the country to import medicines on a large scale.

As per the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the total pharmaceutical drug import of Italy in 2019 was worth of US$ 30,876 Mn which is higher than other leading European countries such as Russia, Spain, Poland and others. This rising import of drugs in Italy creates considerable demand for packaging as well as deblistering machines which will further accelerate the market growth of deblistering machines in the market.

Category-wise Insights

How is Automation in Deblistering Machines Influencing Sales?

With its superior deblistering speed, automatic deblistering machines are witnessing consistent demand in the market, with a CAGR of over 5%. The ability of automatic deblistering machines to safely separate out medicines from blister packs at a rapid pace makes them popular and preferable among the end users. Because of its growing demand, the target segment is anticipated to expand by 1.7 times to its value during the forecast period. Semi-automatic and manual variants will continue to attract buyers owing to relatively lower purchase costs.

How are 40 to 80 BPM Deblistering Machines Set to Fare?

As per the FMI analysis by operating speed, 40 to 80 BPM is the most efficient and highly preferred segment in the global deblistering machines market. With its moderate to high deblistering speed, 40 to 80 BPM segment is driving the global deblistering machines market.

The demand can largely be attributed to cost benefits in comparison to machines running at over 80 BPM. The target segment is projected to hold approximately 45% of the market share through the end of 2031.

Which End Users are Key to Revenue Generation?

Established as well as newer manufacturers of deblistering machines across the continents are focusing on pharmaceutical and contract manufacturers and their requirements to solidify sales figures.

Collectively, these segments are holding a mammoth share of over 65% in the market while also projecting to offer total incremental opportunity of US$ ~67 Mn during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Considering the current need from the pharmaceutical sector and in order to maintain its competitive edge in the market, leading packaging machinery manufacturers are offering deblistering machines with next gen automation. Manufacturers operating in the global deblistering machines market are designing, manufacturing, and offering deblistering machines customizable to end user needs.

This can be exemplified by Stripfoil Deblistering Technology’s deblistering machine, which has a fully automated deblistering operation coupled with an operating speed of 80 to 140 blisters per minute. The same deblistering machines are capable of deblistering almost all types of blister formats.

Furthermore, SEPHA has unveiled a new range of deblistering machines with features such as automatic feed and improved user interface with fault indicators, easy tooling changeover, and variable speed up to 60 blisters per minute.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Omnicell, Inc
  • Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
  • ACG Worldwide Private Limited
  • RBP Bauer GmbH
  • Sepha Limited
  • Stripfoil Deblistering Technology
  • Jornen Machinery Co., Ltd
  • O.M.A.R. S.r.l
  • SaintyCo International Group
  • Elmach Packages India Pvt. Ltd

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value and Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, MEA and Oceania

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, India, GCC, South Africa, Northern Africa, Australia & New Zealand

Key Segments Covered

Automation, Operating Speed, End Use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Omnicell, Inc
  • Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
  • ACG Worldwide Private Limited
  • RBP Bauer GmbH
  • Sepha Limited
  • Stripfoil Deblistering Technology
  • Jornen Machinery Co., Ltd
  • O.M.A.R. S.r.l
  • SaintyCo International Group
  • Elmach Packages India Pvt. Ltd
  • Nuova ICS Automazione
  • Pentapack NV

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Brand share analysis, Competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • Which is the Most Lucrative Market for Deblistering Machines?

    South and East Asia are going to be the most lucrative markets for deblistering machines during the next ten years. Sales in these regions will be over ~36 % of total demand throughout the forecast period.

  • Which is the Top-Selling Type of Deblistering Machines?

    Automatic deblistering machines are gaining end user attention and are highly preferred over semi-automatic and manual alternatives. The demand for these machines are expected to propel the market for the foreseeable future.

  • Which are Some of the Leading Companies Offering Deblistering Machines?

    Some of the leading companies offering deblistering machines are Omnicell, Inc, Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, ACG Worldwide Private Limited, RBP Bauer GmbH, Jornen Machinery Co., Ltd, Sepha Limited among others.

  • Which End Use Segment Holds Major Market Share?

    As per FMI Analysis by end use, pharmaceutical manufacturers are generating consistent demand in the market. This target segment is projected to dominate the market, capturing more than 40% portion of the market share by 2031.

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Deblistering Machines Market by Category


  • Automatic
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Manual

Operating Speed

  • Up to 40 BPM
  • 40 to 80 BPM
  • Above 80 BPM

End Use

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals & Clinical Laboratories
  • Medical Waste Recyclers
  • Contract Manufacturers


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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