Confectionery industry is benefiting from the overall demand for indulgence products. The growth in confectionery industry is attributed to economic factors, sociological trends, increasing health consciousness, and a fast-evolving indulgence seeking attitude of the consumers. Also, the consumption of confectionery products is undoubtedly stimulated by promotional campaigns by the largest manufacturers.
Here are the top 10 companies operating in global chocolate and confectionary processing equipment market–
Founded in 1860 and headquartered at Uzwil, Switzerland; Buhler AG is engaged in developing and manufacturing industrial process technologies and solutions for food, mobility, and communication markets worldwide. The Company operates through eight business segments, namely Grain Logistics, Sortex & Rice, Grain Milling, Value Nutrition, Consumer Foods, Die Casting, Grinding & Dispersion, and Leybold Optics. The Company provides process technologies in the areas of cleaning, drying, mixing, ingredient handling, weighing & packing, roasting & debacterizing, refining, coaching, molding, automation, food safety, and flaking areas.
Buhler Group has a presence in over 140 countries worldwide. The subsidiaries of the Company include Bühler (Canada) Inc., Buhler Inc. (U.S.), Buhler SAS (France), Buhler GmbH, (Germany), Bühler Ltd. (U.K.), Bühler S.p.A (Italy), Buhler SA (Spain), Buhler AG Australia, Buhler (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Buhler (India) Private Limited, Buhler K.K.(Japan), and Others.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Founded in 1881 and headquartered at Dusseldorf, Germany; GEA is engaged in manufacturing of process technology and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets such as food industry, process engineering, and thermal engineering technology. The Company operates through two business segments, namely Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions.
The Company has its geographic presence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa via network of subsidiaries and partners. The subsidiaries of the Company are GEA Westfalia Separator Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia), GEA Process Engineering China Limited (China), GRADE Refrigeration LLC (Egypt), GEA Process Engineering S.A.S. (France), GEA Process Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (India), GEA Process Engineering Ltd. (Japan), GEA Food Solutions Bakel B.V (The Netherlands), GEA Norway AS/ GEA Food Solutions Nordic NUF (Norway), GEA Process Engineering S.A. (Spain), GEA Process Engineering Ltd (U.K.), GEA Process Engineering Inc. (U.S.), and others.
John Bean Technologies Corporation
Founded in 1884 and headquartered at Chicago, U.S.; JBT is involved in designing, manufacturing, and providing technology solutions to the food processing and air transportation industries. The Company operates through two business segments, namely JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The product, solutions, and services offerings of JBT foodtech comprises freezing and chilling, protein processing, shelf stable sterilization, fruits and juice processing, and automation systems.
With the production facilities in the U.S., Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and China; sales & services offices in more than 25 countries; and 11 technical centers, the Company serves customers globally.
Heat and Control Inc.
Founded in 1950 and headquartered at San Francisco, U.S.; Heat and Control Inc. is involved in manufacturing and supplying food equipment systems. The Company’s product portfolio segmented as food processing equipment, seasoning & coating equipment, product handling equipment, packaging & weighing equipment, and inspection equipment. The Company offers range of chocolate and confectionery processing equipment which includes multi nozzle decorator, truffle rolling, cooling tunnel, moulding, and others.
With the manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Australia, Mexico, China, and South Africa and 30 regional sales offices, the Company has worldwide presence.
Founded in 1883 and headquartered at Lund, Sweden; Alfa Laval is involved in manufacturing and supplying products and solutions for heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. The Company operates through six business segments, namely Heat Transfer, Fluid Handling, Separation, Services, Associated Products, and Others.In chocolate and confectionery industry, the Company offers equipment primarily for gum processing which further used in chewing gums processing.
With 42 major production units (22 in Europe, 10 in Asia, 8 in the US, and 2 in Latin America), the Company serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH
Founded in 1974 and headquartered at Waiblingen, Germany; Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH is operating as a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. The Company is engaged in manufacturing process and packaging technologysolutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries via network of subsidiaries and partners. The Company offers chocolate and confectionery processing equipment through its various brands, namely Viersen, Schopfheim, and Dierdorf / Wienau.
The Company has its geographic presence in the Europe, Americas, Asia pacific, and Africa. The subsidiaries of the company which are involved in the manufacturing of chocolate and confectionery processing equipment are Makat Candy Technology GmbH, Hüttlin GmbH, and others.
Founded in 1917 and headquartered at Bygmarken, Denmark; Aasted APS is involved in manufacturing and distributing complete processing lines, machinery, and equipment for bakery, chocolate, and confectionery industries. The company offers the extruding, depositing, tempering, enrobing, and cooling equipment for chocolate and confectionery processing.
The company has its geographic presence inNorth America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
Founded in 1920 and headquartered at Peterborough, U.K.; Baker Perkins is operating as a subsidiary of Invensys Limited. The Company is involved indesigning, manufacturing, installing, and supplying machinery to bakery, biscuits, chocolates, and confectionery industries. The Company offers processing equipment for manufacturing of hard candy, ball and flat lollipops, jellies and gummies, functional and medicated confectionery, and soft confectionery.
With the manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and U.K., the Company sell its products across the globe.
Founded in 1920 and headquartered at Bad Salzuflen, Germany; Sollich KG is involved in manufacturing and supplying machinery and equipmentfor the confectionery, bakery, and snacks sectors. The Company offers forming, extrusion, cutting, tempering, and molding systems as well as fully automatic coating and cooling tunnels for chocolate and confectionery manufacturers.
The Company has its geographic presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africavia network of subsidiaries and partners. The subsidiaries of the Company are Chocotech GmbH (Germany), Dumoulin (France), Sollich North America, LLC (U.S.), CHOCOTECH GmbH (Germany), and Nuova Euromec (Italy). As of 2017, the Company had headcount of 320 employees worldwide.
Apex Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered at Zhuhai, China; Apex Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. is involved in designing, developing, and manufacturing automated machinery and equipment for the commercial and industrial food production industry. In chocolate and confectionery processing industry, the Company primarily offers conches, enrobing lines, molding lines, chocolate extruding lines, and foil wrapping machines.
The Company has its geographic presence in the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa.
Popular Mentions- Royal Duyvis Wiener B.V., Tomric Systems, Inc., Caotech B.V., Tecno 3 S.R.L., and BCH Ltd.
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