Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market by Product Type – Hard Ice Cream Processing Equipment and Soft Ice Cream Processing Equipment for 2021-2031

Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market

Future Market Insights (FMI) estimates that the ice cream processing equipment market is set to grow at 1.4X between 2021 and 2031. Increasing consumption of ice cream and overhauling of ageing machinery by automated prototypes will spur growth registered in the market.

The global ice cream processing equipment sales is projected to increase by year-on-year (YoY) growth of 3.5% in 2021 to total 56,000 units. The market is poised to gain traction on the back of growing demand for hard ice cream around the world.

Key Points Covered in Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2021-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market Analysis From 2016 to 2020 Vs Demand Outlook for 2021 to 2031

From 2016 to 2020, the market of ice cream processing equipment registered sluggish growth at a CAGR of 2.5%.  Increasing consumption of ice cream and growing disposable income across the globe are spurring the market growth.

Long-term sales outlook for ice cream processing equipment are optimistic. The COVID-19 outbreak however had a negative impact due to the global shutdown and suspended production activities.

However, thanks to the roll out of vaccination across the globe, the market registered steady year-on-year growth at 3.5% CAGR during 2020-21. As the demand for innovative flavors and organic products will continue growing, the market is expected to gain momentum over the assessment period.

What are the Factors Influencing Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market Growth?

Ongoing trend of innovation in taste and appearance of ice cream is likely to impact the ice cream processing equipment market positively. To cater to the increasing demand for ice cream and its processing equipment, manufacturers are expanding their product offerings.

For instance, a leading company in the ice cream processing equipment market, Tetra Pak, has planned to introduce a new range of ice cream processing equipment to produce a variety of colors’ and flavors of organic ice cream to attract the consumer base.

Alongside this, changing consumer lifestyle and rise in disposable income, especially in developing economies such as India and China, are expected to spur the growth. Shift towards organic lifestyle have influenced the taste of consumers today.

Growing preference for natural and organic ice cream flavors is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for growth of the market.

High Initial Cost for Automated Ice Cream Processing Equipment Likely to Hinder Growth

Increasing demand for innovative flavors and organic packaging has compelled manufacturers to replace their existing facilities with new automated ones. Growing preference for organic food products and clean label ingredient is expected to encourage the adoption of automatic ice cream processing equipment.

However, transition of various manufacturers from manual and semi-automatic machinery to automatic manufacturing might cost way too much for local companies to afford. There is growing need for tedious and improvement in conventional processing and packaging equipment among consumers.

Some of the common processes related to ice cream processing equipment include tedious sealing, labelling, wrapping, and packing. To reduce the error and improve efficiency, manufacturers are switching to fully automatic ice cream manufacturing machinery.

The high cost for these machineries however poses challenge for regional and local players.

Country-wise Insights

Will the U.S. Retain its Dominance in the Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market?

The ice cream processing equipment market is dominated by North America. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, in 2020 the U.S. exported over 1 billion gallons of ice cream, marking an increase of 6% from 2019. In the FQ-21, hard ice cream production was up by 4% as compared to 2020.

An average American consumes approximately 223 pounds of ice cream and frozen dessert annually. Due to the increasing consumption of ice-cream in the country, key players have been increasing in automated ice cream processing equipment.

As per Future Market Insights, the U.S. market is expected to register steady growth, expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period.

How is Demand for Ice Cream Processing Equipment Faring in China?

China is expected to be the most lucrative ice cream processing equipment market during the forecast period. Growth in the country is major driven by the rising per capita income of the, changing eating habits, and increasing spending on eating out. Technological advancements in automated ice cream processing equipment is expected to spur the growth.

Surge in consumption of ice cream and demand for organic and plant-based frozen ice cream are increasing scope for sales of hard ice cream processing equipment across China.

What is Driving Sales for Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market in India?

Increasing consumption of ice cream in India will remain the chief growth driver. Also, the market will gain from the presence of some of the leading companies in the country is aiding the growth of ice cream processing equipment market.

Presence of local and leading brands such as Amul, Baskin Robbins, Nestle, and Haagen Dazs has increased the scope for expansion in the country. Also focus on production of ice cream derived from natural and organic ingredients will create a conducive environment for sales of ice cream processing equipment in India.

How are Italy and Germany Contributing towards Expansion in Europe?

Europe is best known for its desserts worldwide. Backed by surging consumption of ice cream, especially among millennials, the demand for ice cream processing equipment has increased.

As per Future Market Insights, Germany is the major producer of ice cream and ice cream processing equipment.

According to data from Istituto Italiano Gelato, in 2019 export of Italian packaged ice cream reached a turnover of 212.6 million euro and is expected to increase by 2031. In 2020, according to food research report, Italy’s ice cream industry generated over 1.4-billion-euro turnover.

With increasing demand for frozen organic and organic ice cream, Italy and Germany markets are expected to continue registering impressive growth through the forecast period.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Demand for Hard Ice Cream Processing Equipment High?

Key manufacturers prefer hard ice cream processing equipment as it generates low noise and vibration. Due to advancement in technology, manufacturers are incorporating cutting-edge features to improve the production capacity of equipment.

As per Future Market Insights, hard ice cream processing equipment segment is projected to lead the ice cream processing equipment market, accounting for the highest market share.

Which Equipment Type is Currently Top-Selling?

Continuous freezers segment in the ice cream processing equipment is expected to maintain its dominance over other variants during assessment period. However, moulding equipment segment is projected to witness fastest growth.

As per FMI, the continuous freezers segment is poised to expand at over 4.8% CAGR through 2021 and beyond, whereas extrusion segment will also gain traction in the forthcoming years.

Which Operation Type is most Preferred for Ice Cream Processing Equipment?

Based on operation type, the market is bifurcated into automatic and semi-automatic ice cream processing equipment. As per Future Market Insights, automatic ice cream processing equipment segment is expected to remain the most preferred operation type.

Increasing competition in the market has compelled the key players to incorporate advanced technology in automated ice cream processing equipment. Leading companies are investing heavily to introduce smart and technologically advanced equipment.

This will offer opportunities for expansion of the segment.

Competitive Landscape

Due to presence of numerous leading players in the ice cream processing equipment market, competition among key players is severe. Product launches, strategic agreement and mergers, and innovation are the core strategies adopted by leading players to retain their dominance.

According to Future Market Insights

  • Tetra Pak
  • Gram Equipment A/S
  • GEA Group
  • TEKNOICE S.R.L.
  • Technogel S.p.A.

are identified as the leading player in ice cream processing equipment market.

Among these leading manufacturers, Tetra Pak is dominating the market with over 7% of global share, followed by GEA Group which accounts for over 4.5% of market share, estimated FMI.

For instance,

  • In July 2021, Carpigiani, an Ali Group Company, and leading player in the production of equipment for fresh American-style ice cream announced the launch of its new facility specially established for production of batch freezers and soft serve machines.
  • In May 2021, the Co-Op announced it partnership with Unilever to launch Europe’s first smart ice cream vending machine. The machine has been installed in London. The vending machine has a near-field communication tag with a QR code which is connected with an app in the mobile phone.

Scope of Report

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2016-2020

Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Equipment type, Operations, and Regions

Key Companies Profiled

  • ROKK Processing Ltd
  • Tetra Pak Processing Equipment GmbH
  • Gram Equipment A/S
  • CARPIGIANI Group
  • Guangzhou Guangshen Electric Produce Co. Ltd.
  • Goma Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • ALFA LAVAL
  • Technogel SPA
  • Vojta SRO
  • CATTA 27 SRL
  • Ice group
  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
  • TEKNOICE SRL
  • Laeif SRL
  • Nanjing Puyuan Ice Cream Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • Others

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

Customization & Pricing

Available upon Request

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What is the current ice cream processing equipment market value?

    The ice cream processing equipment market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 2.1 Bn in 2021

  • At what rate did the ice cream processing equipment market grow between 2016 and 2020?

    The ice cream processing equipment market witnessed sluggish growth at over 2.5% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.

  • What are the key trends driving ice cream processing equipment sales?

    Increasing consumption of ice cream and technological advancements to develop automated ice cream processing equipment is expected to drive the sales of ice cream processing equipment.

  • Who are the leading players of ice cream processing equipment?

    Tetra Pak, Gram Equipment A/S, GEA Group, TEKNOICE SRL, and Technogel SPA are the top players leading the ice cream processing equipment market.

  • What will be the demand outlook for North America ice cream processing equipment market?

    Demand for ice cream processing equipment across North America is projected to rise at over 3.6% CAGR during the forecast period.

  • At what rate is Europe’s ice cream processing equipment market projected to grow during forecast period?

    Sales of ice cream processing equipment across Europe are set to rise at nearly 3.2% CAGR during 2021 and 2031.

  • Which are the top countries driving the ice cream processing equipment market demand?

    According to Future Market Insights, China, Italy, and Germany are the key producers of global ice cream processing equipment market.

  • What is the market share of leading players in ice cream processing equipment market?

    Leading players of global ice cream processing equipment market is expected to contribute around 17% of total market share.

  • What is the current market share of Japan and south Korea in the global ice cream processing equipment market?

    South Korea and Japan, collectively, will account for over 4% market share of global ice cream processing equipment market in 2021.

Ice Cream Processing Equipment Market by Category

By Equipment Type:

  • Mixing Equipment
  • Continuous Freezers
  • Filling Freezers
  • Homogenizers
  • Extrusion Equipment
  • Molding Equipment

By Product Type:

  • Soft Ice Cream Processing Equipment
  • Hard Ice Cream Processing Equipment

By Operation:

  • Automatic
  • Semi-Automatic

By Region:

  • Americas
  • Greater China
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • South East Asia & Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

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