The Alternative Protein Processing Equipment Market is projected to reach $2.2 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2023 to 2030.
The steady growth of this market is attributed to the innovations in alternative protein processing equipment, alternative protein manufacturers’ focus on reducing production costs, growing venture investments in alternative protein companies, and increased utilization of alternative protein as an ingredient in food & beverage products. However, the high equipment cost is expected to restrain the growth of this market to a notable extent.
Here are the top 10 companies operating in alternative protein processing equipment market :
Alfa Laval AB (Sweden)
Founded in 1883 and headquartered in Lund, Sweden, Alfa Laval AB is involved in manufacturing and supplying products and solutions for heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. The company operates through three business segments, namely, Marine Division, Food & Water Division, and Energy Division.
Alfa Laval’s products are used in various sectors such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar, ethanol, nuclear power, onboard vessels, engineering, mining, and refinery. The company mainly offers alternative protein processing equipment for insect, plant, and vegetable-based protein processing systems.
With 39 major production units and 110 service centers, Alfa Laval serves customers in more than 100 countries. As of December 2021, the company had a headcount of 17,883 employees globally
ANDRITZ AG (Austria)
Founded in 1852 and headquartered in Graz, Austria, ANDRITZ is a supplier of plants, systems, and equipment for various industries. The company operates through four business segments, namely, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. The Separation segment offers alternative protein processing equipment.
ANDRITZ offers its products to aluminum, architecture, automotive, carbon steel, chemicals, desalination, environment, feed, food and beverages, glass, kraft pulp, lime and cement, solid biofuel pelleting, thermal power, and pharmaceutical industries.
The company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. As of December 2021, the company had a headcount of 3,400 employees globally.
Bühler Holding AG (Switzerland)
Founded in 1860 and headquartered in Uzwil, Switzerland, Bühler AG is engaged in developing and manufacturing industrial process technologies and solutions for food, mobility, and communication markets worldwide. The company operates through three business segments, namely, Grains & Food, Advanced Materials, and Consumer Foods.
Bühler provides process technologies for cleaning, optical sorting, sifting & grading, die casting, wet grinding & dispersing, pelleting, extrusion & dough preparation, drying, mixing, ingredient handling, weighing & packing, dehulling, grain logistics, roasting & debacterizing, refining, coaching, molding, automation, food safety, high vacuum thin film coating, milling, grinding, and flaking in protein processing. These technologies are further used for processing wheat & grain, rice, oilseeds, malt, brewery & distillery, pulses & spices, fruits & vegetables, pasta, count lines, cereals, ingredients, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, coffee, bakery products, sugar, potato products, and snacks.
Bühler offers solutions for alternative protein processing for plant-, insect-, and microbial-based protein processing. The company’s alternative protein processing equipment product portfolio includes blending & mixing, conditioning, extrusion (cooking and shaping), drying & toasting, grinding, sieving, and storage & packaging solutions.
With 86 sales offices, 103 service stations, 30 manufacturing sites, and 24 application & training centers, Bühler has a geographic presence in over 140 countries. As of 2021, the company had a headcount of 12,489 employees globally
Clextral SAS (France)
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Firminy, France, Clextral is engaged in manufacturing and distributing extrusion systems for food & feed, paper pulp, specialty chemical, and biomaterials industries. The company provides extrusion systems primarily from textured vegetable protein and protein powders and offers equipment mainly for soy, wheat, pea, fava bean, lentils, and sunflower protein processing.
Clextral has five industrial sites in the U.S., France, Chile, and Denmark and 11 sale units in France, Algeria, Morocco, Chile, China, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam, Denmark, Russia, and the U.S.
The company has a geographic presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. As of 2021, the company had a headcount of 318 employees globally.
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Coperion GmbH (Germany)
Founded in 1879 and headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Coperion is a part of Hillenbrand’s Advanced Process Solutions (APS) segment and is engaged in designing, manufacturing, and installing industrial machinery. The company provides compounding, extrusion, and materials handling systems for plastic & plastic recycling, chemicals, food & pet food, pharmaceuticals, minerals, and nonwoven industries. Additionally, it offers plant-based processing systems for soy, pea, and wheat proteins.
With ten manufacturing sites and 30 sales & service centers, the company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. As of 2021, the company had a headcount of 2,500 employees globally.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
Founded in 1881 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, GEA focuses on process technology, components, and comprehensive services for sophisticated production processes for food, pharmaceutical, process engineering, and thermal engineering technology markets.
The company operates through five business segments, namely, Separation and Flow Technologies; Liquid and Powder Technologies; Food and Healthcare Technologies; Farm Technologies; and Heating and Refrigeration Technologies. GEA processes alternative proteins through plants, insects, and microorganisms. The Liquid and Powder Technologies division offers plant-based protein processing equipment mainly for frozen vegetables or vegetable-based mixes, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), soya or wheat-based protein, and other plant-based protein such as potato protein, pea protein, and other legumes.
GEA is engaged in developing, configuring, and installing versatile and efficient machines, technologies and processing lines. The company provides a range of products, from cell-based proteins to polymers. Furthermore, it offers insect protein processing solutions in two types: dry and wet processes.
GEA has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa via its network of subsidiaries and partners. As of 31 December 2021, the company had a headcount of 18,143 employees worldwide.
NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Selb, Germany, NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik is a technology company engaged in the manufacturing of wet grinding, dispersion, homogenization, mixing, and kneading equipment. The company operates through three business units, namely, Analyzing & Testing, Grinding & Dispersing, and Pumps & Systems.
Netzsch-Feinmahltechnik offers a wide range of wet and dry processing technology products, from laboratory to production-sized machines and complete plants. Some industries to which the company serves its products and services are food, chemical, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and mining, among others.
The company’s Grinding & Dispersing business unit has 10 laboratories and 60 sales and service locations. This business unit has a headcount of 1,100 employees globally.
NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik has a geographic presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. As of 2021, the company had a headcount of 3,841 employees globally.
SPX Flow Inc. (U.S.)
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Charlotte, U.S., SPX Flow is involved in designing, manufacturing, and marketing engineered products and services for various industries. The company offers products and services mainly for food & beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical processing, oil & gas, marine, water & wastewater treatment, and air & gas treatment industries. Additionally, it offers plant-based protein processing systems for soybean, oat, and rice. It also offers alternative protein processing systems for insects, algae, and microorganisms.
With operations in 34 countries, SPX Flow markets its products in over 150 countries. As of 2020, it had a headcount of 4,800 employees globally.
Koch Separation Solutions (U.S.)
Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Wilmington, U.S., Koch Separation Solutions is engaged in engineering, manufacturing, installing, and optimizing processes and solutions. The company offers solutions for the food & beverage, life science, general industrial, oil & gas, mining & metal refining, lithium extraction, biogas & sour gas, textile, pulp & paper, automotive, and environmental markets. In the alternative protein industry, the company provides plant-based protein process solutions for peas & other pulses, potato, rice, canola/rapeseed, sacha inchi, hemp, pumpkin & other seeds, barley, and lupin protein extraction.
Koch Separation Solutions has a geographic presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. As of 2021, the company had a headcount of more than 4,000 employees globally.
Hosokawa Micron B.V. (Netherlands)
Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Doetinchem, Netherlands, Hosokawa Micron is engaged in designing, manufacturing, and supplying powder processing systems and equipment for the mechanical and thermal processing of dry and wet powders. The company offers alternative proteins such as plant and insect-based proteins. In the plant-based protein processing equipment market, Hosokawa provides mixing and drying systems and solutions for soy, oats, almonds, rice, wheat, and corn proteins. While for insect-based protein processing, it provides drying and milling system solutions for wet and dry processing of insect proteins.
The company has a geographic presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. As of 2022, the company had a headcount of 200 employees globally.
Popular Mentions: Bepex International LLC (U.S.), Flottweg SE (Germany), Maschinenfabrik Reinartz GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), SiccaDania A/S (Denmark).
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