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Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Research Report - Segmented by Application (Processed milk, Milk powder, Cream, Cheese, Others); By Type (Pasteurizers, Homogenizers, Separators, Evaporators and dryers, Others); and Region - Size, Share, Growth Analysis | Forecast (2023 – 2030)

Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size (2023 – 2030)

The Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market was estimated to be worth USD 9.9 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a valuation of USD 16.02 billion by the end of 2030, growing at a rapid CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period 2023-2030.


Modern dairy farms use technology for dairy processing to carry out a variety of tasks. Some of these processes include pasteurizing, homogenizing, filtering, and storing raw milk. Dairy processing equipment has been more popular recently as a result of its ability to decrease manual labor requirements, speed up processing, and enhance plant productivity.

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Drivers:

Dairy processing equipment sales are rising mostly due to the expanding market for fortified dairy products:

Dairy products that have been fortified typically contain additional vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes, fatty acids, and other critical components. Due to rising health concerns and a rise in customer choice for food items full of vitamins and minerals, the fortification approach has experienced enormous expansion over time. Most dairy products, including yogurt, cheese, and cream, are fortified. Dairy products are full of nutrients and frequently contain vitamin D and A supplements. This improves customers' bone health and bone metabolism. Additionally, several dairy manufacturing businesses have begun offering fortified milk in response to the rising customer demand for dairy products with extra dietary and nutritional advantages. As a result, the need for the machinery required to process fortified milk will rise along with the consumption of fortified milk. Therefore, over the anticipated time, these variables will strengthen the worldwide market.

The growing acceptance of ultrafiltration is an emerging trend in the market of dairy processing equipment:

Oils, colloids, emulsions, suspended particles, and other substances are removed from water and other solutions using the ultrafiltration method.  In the dairy sector, it is used to clean milk and create new dairy products that are high in proteins and have far fewer carbs than milk. Milk is transported through a membrane as part of the process; lactose, water, and a few soluble minerals pass through the membrane and disperse all over it. Due to their high molecular sizes, casein and whey proteins cannot cross the membrane and are instead trapped. The milk produced with this retained stream will be ultrafiltered. Moreover, MPC powder may be made by drying ultrafiltered milk. Ultrafiltration equipment is offered by some of the major producers of dairy processing equipment. During the forecast period, it is anticipated that the growing availability and popularity of such ultrafiltration equipment in dairy processing facilities would fuel the market's expansion.

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Challenges:

Dairy product production costs are a significant barrier to the market expansion of dairy processing equipment:

Large quantities of perishable milk are processed into various dairy products by the dairy industry. Each year, a significant quantity of fuel and energy is used in the production of milk. Additionally, it makes use of energy in a variety of ways, including compressed air, hot water, steam, and chilled water, which will raise the cost of manufacturing. During the processing of dairy products, electricity is utilized for several operations, including the operation of pumps, motors, process motors, fans, and other equipment. Dairy processing facilities are burdened with higher costs as a result of the fuel used to generate heat and steam in the boiler systems. Moving milk products also entails several additional expenditures, including those for receipt, labor, storage, cleaning, shipping, and processing for separation, evaporation, cleaning, and other tasks. Therefore, throughout the projected period, these factors are anticipated to moderately hinder the expansion of the worldwide market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market:

Major Tier I and II providers including Tetra Laval, GEA Group, SPX Flow, IMA, and The Krones Group are present in the dairy processing equipment industry. These organizations have dispersed their supply chains and production bases throughout several nations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and RoW. Although COVID-19 has affected their enterprises, their dairy processing equipment's worldwide operations and supply chain have not been significantly disrupted. Although the pandemic crisis has affected their enterprises as well, their dairy processing equipment's global operations and supply chain have not been significantly disrupted. There are still several active player manufacturing plants.

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Recent developments:

  • In April 2022: The PLF Virtus linear vacuum filler was introduced by PLF International, a provider of technological solutions to the international food and beverage sector and a subsidiary of JBT Corporation. New linear vacuum-filling machines called PLF Virtus are made to work with a range of milk-based nutritional powders, including baby formula and specialized medicinal nutrition.
  • In July 2022: The first electric milk truck in New Zealand, Milk-E, was unveiled by Fonterra. The tank will have a capacity of 28,000 liters and be the same size as our regular tanker.




Market Size Available

2022 - 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2030



Segments Covered

By Application, Type, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

ABL Technology Ltd., Alfa Laval Corporate AB, Feldmeier Equipment Inc., Goma Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Hillenbrand Inc., IDMC Ltd., IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche Spa, John Bean Technologies Corp., Paul Mueller Co. Inc., ProXES GmbH

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Segmentation: By Application

  • Processed milk

  • Milk powder

  • Cream

  • Cheese

  • Others

The dairy processing industry's primary sector is processed milk. If packaged and kept in an appropriate storage environment, processed milk has a long shelf life. Milk is processed using machinery like pasteurizers, homogenizers, and heat exchangers. Additionally, major market players are working to create cutting-edge methods to process milk to maximize its advantages, which would in turn boost its demand. HTST heating technology, which heats milk to above 161F for more than 15 seconds, is one of the newer technologies. This will eliminate the harmful germs found in milk. As a result, end-users in the market, such as dairy processing firms, are concentrating on investing in cutting-edge dairy processing machinery, which will in turn fuel the segment's expansion in the worldwide market during the projected period. The market for dairy processing equipment will experience slower growth due to the increased demand for cheese from both the food service and retail industries. The trend of rising cheese consumption in the fast food and food service industries is likely to continue throughout the course of the projection period. Aside from shifting customer tastes, growing retail demand, and increased acceptance of fast-food products, other variables influencing the rise of cheese manufacturing equipment include these. Cheese is utilized in a variety of items by both retail and food service consumers, including pizza, sandwiches, snacks, etc. Since it is loaded with nutrients including protein, important minerals, fat, and calcium, customers incorporate it into their normal diets. Additionally, it enables businesses to reduce production costs, allow modular assembly techniques, and enhance product quality, which influences market statistics.

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Segmentation: By Type

  • Pasteurizers

  • Homogenizers

  • Separators

  • Evaporators and dryers

  • Others

The pasteurization procedure, which includes heating milk to a temperature below boiling for a while to destroy the microorganisms in it, is done in pasteurizers. Pasteurization destroys hazardous germs and renders dormant disease-causing spores inactive by combining heat-treatment methods with exposure to extremely low temperatures. Due to its numerous customers, pasteurizers were the most popular equipment type in the market throughout the anticipated time. The main purposes of pasteurizers are to make milk products safe and increase their shelf lives. Because milk is heated during pasteurization, dangerous germs are eliminated and the milk has a longer shelf life. It is anticipated that there would be a growth in the need for pasteurization equipment due to the rising demand for packaged milk and dairy products with longer shelf life. Additionally, pasteurizers are necessary for the production of cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.

The usage of homogenizers in the dairy processing sector is growing. The industrial process of homogenization reduces the tendency of fat globules to clump and congregate by breaking them up into smaller globules. It is used to reduce creaming and finely disperse fat globules in milk. This method provides a constant composition, homogeneity, and palatability without adding or deleting components. It improves milk's effectiveness and flavor by making it seem whiter, taste richer, and have a more constant viscosity. This product category will keep growing because of its irreplaceable machinery, which is often used in the milk sector supplying sizable audiences. During the projection period, the homogenizers sector is anticipated to have the greatest revenue CAGR.

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market Segmentation: By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • South America

  • Middle East and Africa

Dairy processing equipment has a large market in APAC due to the region's high levels of milk production and processing. The high incidence of osteoporosis and other bone ailments in females in this area is one of the important reasons driving market expansion.  As a result, there is a rising demand for dairy products, which is likely to support the market's expansion in APAC. Furthermore, the urban population in APAC nations consumes a lot of dairy products such as yogurt, ghee, butter, cream, and cheese. Due to the presence of the bulk of the leading participants in the industry in Europe, the continent is anticipated to contribute a sizeable portion of the worldwide market for dairy processing equipment. Additionally, it is anticipated that the expropriation of milk quota by the Common Agriculture Policy of the European Union will encourage milk production in the area, driving the need for dairy processing equipment. Additionally, modest growth is anticipated in North America during the projection period. This is due to a shift in the way that processed milk products are consumed. Additionally, the region is facing some major difficulties, including a decline in the number of cows and a declining per capita consumption of dairy products.

Key Players:

  1. ABL Technology Ltd.

  2. Alfa Laval Corporate AB

  3. Feldmeier Equipment Inc.

  4. Goma Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

  5. Hillenbrand Inc.

  6. IDMC Ltd.

  7. IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche Spa

  8. John Bean Technologies Corp.

  9. Paul Mueller Co. Inc.

  10. ProXES GmbH

Chapter 1. Dairy Processing Equipment Market – Scope & Methodology
1.1    Market Segmentation
1.2    Assumptions
1.3    Research Methodology
1.4    Primary Sour
1.5    Secondary Sources
Chapter 2. Dairy Processing Equipment Market – Executive Summary
2.1    Market Size & Forecast – (2023 – 2030) ($M/$Bn)
2.2    Key Trends & Insights
2.3    COVID-19 Impact Analysis
          2.3.1    Impact during 2023 – 2030
          2.3.2    Impact on Supply – Demand
Chapter 3. Dairy Processing Equipment Market – Competition Scenario
3.1    Market Share Analysis
3.2    Product Benchmarking
3.3    Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario
3.4    Competitive Pricing Analysis
3.5    Supplier - Distributor Analysis
Chapter 4. Dairy Processing Equipment Market - Entry Scenario
4.1     Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies
4.2     Regulatory Scenario - By Region
4.3    Customer Analysis
4.4     Porter's Five Force Model
          4.4.1     Bargaining Power of Suppliers
          4.4.2     Bargaining Powers of Customers
          4.4.3    Threat of New Entrants
          4.4.4    .Rivalry among Existing Players
          4.4.5    Threat of Substitutes
Chapter 5. Dairy Processing Equipment Market - Landscape
5.1     Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis
5.2    Market Drivers
5.3    Market Restraints/Challenges
5.4    Market Opportunities
Chapter 6. Dairy Processing Equipment Market - By Application 
6.1    Processed milk
6.2    Milk powder
6.3    Cream
6.4    Cheese
6.5    Others
Chapter 7. Dairy Processing Equipment Market - By Type 
7.1    Pasteurizers
7.2    Homogenizers
7.3    Separators
7.4    Evaporators and dryers
7.5    Others
Chapter 8. Dairy Processing Equipment Market – By Region
8.1    North America
8.2    Europe
8.3    Asia-Pacific
8.4    Latin America
8.5    The Middle East
8.6    Africa
Chapter 9. Dairy Processing Equipment Market – Key Players
9.1    ABL Technology Ltd.
9.2    Alfa Laval Corporate AB
9.3    Feldmeier Equipment Inc.
9.4    Goma Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
9.5    Hillenbrand Inc.
9.6    IDMC Ltd.
9.7    IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche Spa
9.8    John Bean Technologies Corp.
9.9    Paul Mueller Co. Inc.
9.10    ProXES GmbH


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Frequently Asked Questions

Modern dairy farms use technology for dairy processing to carry out a variety of tasks from chilling raw milk, cream separation, and packing to making processed drinks, cultured goods, concentrates, and powders.

The Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market was estimated to be worth USD 9.9 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a valuation of USD 16.02 billion by the end of 2030, growing at a rapid CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period 2023-2030.

The expanding market for fortified dairy products and the growing acceptance of ultrafiltration are driving the Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market.

Dairy product production costs are a significant barrier to the market expansion of dairy processing equipment.

The homogenizers type is the fastest growing in the Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market.

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