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Multihead Weighers Market

Multihead Weighers Market By Machine Type (Rotary Machine, Linear Machine), Maximum Weight Measurement (Up to 1000 Grams, 1001 Grams to 2500 Grams, 2501 Grams to 5000 Grams), Machine Output, End Use (Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical), and Region for 2021-2031

Multihead Weighers Market By Machine Type (Rotary Machine, Linear Machine), Maximum Weight Measurement (Up to 1000 Grams, 1001 Grams to 2500 Grams, 2501 Grams to 5000 Grams), Machine Output, End Use (Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical), and Region for 2021-2031

Multihead Weighers Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Multihead Weighers Market Snapshot

[227 Pages Report] Future Market Insights (FMI) has predicted the global multihead weighers to register year on year growth of 4.1% during 2020-2021.

Despite challenges posed by COVID-19 outbreak, the sales of multihead weighers continued increasing at a steady pace. FMI predicts that food segment is expected to account for nearly 90% of sales in the global market through 2031.

Multihead Weighers Market Base Year Value (2020A)

US$ 212.5 Mn

Multihead Weighers Market Estimated Year Value (2021E)

US$ 221.1 Mn

Multihead Weighers Market Projected Year Value (2031F)

US$ 318.9Bn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


2013-2020 Multihead Weighers Market Growth Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Majorly driven by the expansion of the food & beverages industry across the globe, FMI projects, the global multihead weighers market to expand at a ~3.7% CAGR between the forecast period of 2021 and 2031, in comparison to the CAGR of ~2% registered between the period 2013 and 2020.

The remarkable rise in demand for packaged foods & consumables can be attributed to the increasing awareness and popularity of products that have longer shelf lives. Manufacturers, as well as marketers of packaged eatables, have expanded their markets across developed, developing, and under-developed parts of the world through various market penetration strategies.

Major players dominating the packaged foods market are adopting advanced machinery solutions for fast and accurate packaging of consumables. Launch of the latest machinery solutions, such as multihead weighers, enable them to pack their offerings in exact and specified weights in each package.

Globally renowned manufacturers engaged in the production of multihead weighers are offering various types of machines that have different packaging capacities and can pack the goods in different weights as per the market standards and manufacturers’ convenience.

Thus, the increasing usage of multihead weighers across the globe by small and medium-sized manufacturers, along with manufacturing giants in the packaged foods industry, is fuelling the demand for multihead weighers. 

Will Demand in Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Other Industries Continue Supporting Multihead Weighers Market Growth?

The growing geriatric population and the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry across the world have resulted in a significant rise in demand for all types of healthcare medicines and supplements. Moreover, the focus of provincial governments and international medical organizations on strengthening the global healthcare infrastructure generated the need for better packaging solutions among global pharmaceutical companies.

The increasing demand for chemicals and various types of industrial products, which are directly or indirectly used in some or the other manufactured goods, has presented scope for expansion of the market.

As pharmaceutical ingredients and chemicals are expensive, proper weighing, measuring, and packaging solutions become imperative for successful manufacturing in these industries. Advanced machines help the pharmaceutical and chemical industry manufacturers to increase their productivity and profitability by eliminating wastage and packaging errors.

Multihead weighers enable manufacturers to increase their production capacities to meet the globally rising demand for medicinal and chemical products. 

How Are Growth Strategies Adopted by Newer Market Participants Affecting Multihead Weighers Sales Globally?

The multihead weigher market comprises global manufacturers as well as small and medium-sized players catering to the packaging and weighing needs of various industries. Companies engaged in the production of multihead weighers are focusing on differentiating their machinery solutions from other solutions available in the market.

Key players dominating the global market for multihead weighers are eyeing to expand their client base across the high growth pockets. Leading marketers are highlighting unique attributes of multihead weighers, such as upgraded software that allows easy functioning of packaging and weighing operations, as well as the flexibility of adjusting the desired weight of any package. Thus, based on a few unique selling prepositions, industry players are looking to maintain their supremacy over the global market.

Furthermore, the newer market entrants have set up their operational facilities in developing regions to produce top-quality packaging, weighing, and measuring solutions at cost-effective rates.

Low-cost production due to cheaper raw materials and easy access to advanced technology allows them to sell their solutions at lower prices in comparison with players operating in the developed parts of the world. Newer market entrants are monetizing these lucrative growth opportunities to cater to the global market with cost-effective solutions.

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Global Multihead Weighers Market?

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing activities and supply chain witnessed many issues as provincial governments enforced complete lockdowns to curb human transmission of the deadly virus. Only the production and supply of food, beverages, and pharmaceutical supplies were allowed under strict restrictions.

Consumers across the world resorted to panic buying due to the uncertainty about future events during the pandemic. The demand for food, beverages, pharmaceutical medicines, and supplies witnessed a massive surge in demand across the globe.

Sales of multihead weighers on a global level recorded negative growth as the demand for products manufactured by major end-use industries was high, but the demand for packing and weighing solutions did not register equally positive growth trend in the year of the pandemic outbreak.

The demand for multihead weighers across pharmaceutical end-use however did not register a negative growth. As a matter of fact, the demand within the pharmaceutical sector grew, helping the market navigate through challenges posed by the pandemic.

Country-wise Insights

Will Prolific Expansion of Food Industry Drives the U.S. Multihead Weighers Market?

The U.S. is anticipated to account for 86% of total sales of multihead weighers across North America in 2021. According to The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), the food industry has emerged as the largest end-use industry for all types of packaging machines, accounting for nearly 36.5% of the U.S. packaging machinery market in 2016. Also, the market value of the U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is expected to reach US$ 8.8 Bn in the year 2022.

The high demand for versatile packaging machines and single-source solutions by the small and medium scale food manufacturers has fueled the demand for overall specific weighing and measuring machines such as multihead weighers across the U.S.

Moreover, the booming E-commerce sector has contributed to the overall rise in demand for packages with different weights, which results in the increased adaption of multihead weighers by various end-user industries. 

How is Germany’s Thriving Machinery & Equipment Industry Contributing to Multihead Weighers Market Growth?

The sales of multihead weighers in Germany is expected to increase at 2.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2031. Machinery & rquipment is the second largest and most innovation-driven sector in Germany, as per the latest issue of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). In addition to that, it also highlights Germany as the preferred machinery & equipment industry location in the European Union attracting 30% of all the projects in the region.

With the increasing demand for automated packaging solutions and energy-efficient technologies, Germany is anticipated to dominate as the most preferred location for manufacturers engaged in the production of multihead weighers across Western Europe.

Some of the globally renowned manufacturers are eyeing to make the multihead weighers offering easy integration with all types of production lines in Germany and cater the domestic as well as international demand by exports.

Rising foreign direct investment in the machinery & equipment industry and increased usage among different end-user industries indicate the expansion of the multihead weighers market in Germany.

What Makes India the Second Largest Market for Multihead Weighers in Asia-Pacific Excluding Japan?

India is the second-largest market for multihead weighers in Asia-Pacific excluding the Japan region and is anticipated to offer a total incremental opportunity of US$ 13.5 Bn over the next decade.

As per the latest rules by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India), every manufacturer engaged in the production of food products has to provide the exact quantity of products that are printed on the packet. The strict packaging and labelling laws, along with the increasing demand for ready-to-eat foods in India is driving the demand for multihead weighers in the country.

The promotional schemes and government policies provide easy finance and subsidies for the development of Mega Food Park by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, providing the much-needed boost to the growth of the food processing industry in the country.

Moreover, the above-mentioned factors indicate a sharp rise in demand for multihead weighers, due to a large number of domestic and international manufacturers setting up their production plants in India. 

Category-wise Insights

Why are Multihead Weighers with 11 Heads to 15 Heads Considered Best-Suited for All Types of Manufacturers?

The global sales value of multihead weighers having 11 heads to 15 heads is expected to grow 1.5 times over the next decade. The primary reason behind the exponential rise in demand for multihead weighers having 11 to 15 heads can be attributed to the low energy consumption and optimum production capacity offered.

In addition to this, the semi-automatic multihead weighers can be acquired at low cost by small and medium-sized manufacturers, which results in a reduction of overall packaging costs.

Thus, the increasing acceptance of multihead packaging equipment by a large number of end-use industries and rising demand for products produced by leading end users are indicative of positive opportunities for sales of multihead weighing machines equipped with 11 to 15 heads across the globe.

Why are Multihead Weighers with 71 PPM to 140 PPM Highly Sought-After as Preferred Machine Output Type?

Multihead packaging equipment having a machine output capacity of 71 PPM (Packets per Minute) to 140 PPM is anticipated to hold a 70% market share in 2021 and further grow to 72% market share by 2031.

Continuous rise in demand for food and pharmaceutical products to cater the needs of farthest markets forces manufacturers to increase their existing production capacity by adapting measuring and packaging machinery providing maximum output at minimal wastage. 

Marketers and major food and chemical manufacturers using market penetration techniques to establish their client base in foreign markets and increase in domestic consumption of packaged goods over loose goods are exhibiting high demand for measuring and filling machines having capacity output capacity between 71 PPM to 140 PPM.

Which Maximum Weight Measurement Accounts for Demand For Multihead Weighers?

The global sales of multihead weighers used for producing packages ranging from 1,001 grams to 2,500 grams are expected to reach US$ 99 Mn in 2021. Intrinsic growth in demand of consumables, supplies and ingredients packaged the packs ranging from 1,001 grams to 2,500 among the modern-day consumers has been noted.

Market players trying to offer products as per the existing trends and growth of the organized retail industry across the globe can be attributed to the increasing demand for multihead weighing equipment used to produce packets of 1,001 grams to 2,500 grams.

What Makes Rotary Machine Most Popular in Multihead Weighers Market?

Rotary type of multihead weighers are the most used multihead weighers across the globe, across the globe. As per FMI, 96 out of 100 multihead weighers sold globally are of the rotary type.

The key players in the global multihead weighers market are offering rotary multihead weighers which can be easily integrated with the existing packaging lines of several manufacturers.

Thus, better convenience and ease of integration offered by rotary multihead weighers make them most popular machine type across the global multihead weighers market.

Who is the Leading End User of Multihead Weighers?

Food packaging is estimated to be the largest end user of multihead weighers, as 90% of multihead weighers are used for packaging some or other types of food in 2021. Rising demand for proper packaging of snacks, dairy products, and bakery products which extends the shelf lives of the products is trending across the world.

Expansion of the frozen food industry including frozen meats and poultry products, along with the prolific rise in market popularity of ready-to-eat foods in developing parts of the world indicate increasing demand for multihead weighers in the food sector.

Competitive Landscape

Leading players in multihead weighers market are planning to expand their international footprint through various market penetration techniques and product launch, to maintain their supremacy over the market:

For Example-

  • In July 2021, Yamato Scale Co., Ltd. launched new series of semi-automatic multihead weighers that allow manual loading of the scale with advanced software for controlling the weighing process.
  • In November 2020, Ishida Co. Ltd. announced the opening of its new Asia Technical Center (ATC) in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • In June 2020, MULTIPOND Wägetechnik GmbH launched multihead weighers with 3D cameras that indicate the location and quantity of the product on the distribution cone.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


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Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Middle East & Africa, and Japan

Key Countries Covered

United Stated, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia, Ukraine, GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, China, India, Australia & New Zealand

Key Segments Covered

Number of Heads, Machine Output, Maximum Weight Measurement, Machine Type, End-Use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • IMA Group (Ilapak, Inc.)
  • Marel Food Systems
  • Scanvaegt Systems A/S
  • Duravant LLC
  • MULTIPOND Wägetechnik GmbH
  • Yamato Scale Co., Ltd.
  • multiweigh GmbH
  • Dm Packaging Group S.r.l
  • PFM Group
  • Rees Machinery Group Ltd
  • Comek S.r.l.
  • Laurijsen Weegautomaten Dongen B.V.
  • Grupo Exaktapack S.L.

Report Coverage

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

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Multihead Weighers Market

By Number of Heads:

  • Up to 10 Heads
  • 11 Heads to 15 Heads
  • 16 Heads to 20 Heads
  • More than 20 Heads

By Machine Output:

  • Up to 70 PPM
  • 71 PPM to 140 PPM
  • 141 PPM to 210 PPM
  • More than 210 PPM

By Maximum Weight Measurement:

  • Up to 1000 Grams
  • 1001 Grams to 2500 Grams
  • 2501 Grams to 5000 Grams
  • More than 5000 Grams

By Machine Type:

  • Rotary Machine
  • Linear Machine

By End-Use:

  • Food
    • Snacks Food
    • Meat, Poultry, and Frozen Food
    • Ready-to-eat Meals
    • Fresh Produce & Salads
    • Dairy Products
    • Bakery & Confectionary
    • Cereals & Grains
    • Others (Pet Food, etc.)
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Other Industrial

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Japan

Key Questions Answered in the Report

How Big is the Multihead Weighers Market?

The global multihead weighers market is anticipated to surpass the valuation of US$ 221 Mn in the year 2021.
The multihead weighers market witnessed growth at ~2% CAGR between 2013 to 2020.
Multihead weighers market will register steady growth in demand after the decreasing sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. According to FMI, the market will register growth at a CAGR of 3.9% over the next decade.
The major players are focusing on providing automated multihead weighers with adjustable speed making them suitable for applications across various industries.
Flexible integration of multihead weighers with production lines and standalone applications helping manufacturers to increase their production capacity to cater to increased demand is driving the sales of multihead weighers across the globe.
North America is anticipated to hold a 22.1% of the share in the global multihead weighers market in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at ~2% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.
The top five companies operating in the multihead weighers market are IMA Group, Ishida Co.Ltd, Duravant LLC, Marel Food Systems and Yamato Scale Co. Ltd. These players are estimated to hold nearly 20% to 25% share in the global multihead weighers market.
As per FMI, the APEJ market is anticipated to exhibit growth at 6.3% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.
The US, China, India, Germany and ASEAN are major countries in the multihead weighers market.
As per FMI, the China multihead weighers market is expected to grow at 6.9% CAGR over the next decade.

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