Automated processes can work 24/7, which is clearly faster than human operators can perform. For this reason, increased efficiency and higher through-put rates are two of the biggest benefits of automation in the food and beverage industry. In addition to elevated efficiency, automation also allows companies to collect valuable data from the production Industry that can be used to improve maintenance. Hence The automation has become an important part of the food industry to meet the requirements of the increasing demand of the food industry.
However, the rapid advancement in the computer technology and the enhanced expectations of the customers and regulatory bodies has increased the demand for improved food quality and safety, resulting in the growing implementation of automated systems in the food industry.
Here are the top 10 Food Automation Companies –
1. Schneider Electric S.E. (France)
Founded in 1836 and headquartered in Rueil Malmaison, France; Schneider Electric S.E. manufactures energy management systems and automation solutions. It operates in four business segments which include building, infrastructure, industry, and Information Technology (IT).
The company provides automation solutions for food industry through its industry segment and provides software and solutions for brewery, dairy, baked goods and confectionary; cereal, grains, and ingredients, sugar, oil, and biofuel, and consumer packaged goods. The company has its geographic presence in North America, Europe, Asia pacific, and Rest of World region.
2. ABB Group (Switzerland)
Founded in 1883 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland; ABB Group manufactures industrial automation products used for utility, industry, transport, and infrastructure. The company offers products and services in various industries like automotive, chemical, food & beverage, marine & port, metals, power generations, and pulp & paper.
The food automation segment provides robotic systems, drivers and controls, motors, capacitors and filters, control systems, and transformers. The company operates in more than 100 countries which include the U.S., Canada, China, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, and Australia among others.
3. Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.)
Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Missouri, U.S.; Emerson Electric Co., provides various products and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets globally. The company operates in to two business segments namely Automation Solutions, and Commercial and Residential Solutions. The automation solutions segment offers fluid controls, electrical distribution devices, materials joining equipment, and hermetic motors to various industries including food and beverage processing.
The company has its geographic presence in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, and Dubai among others.
4. Siemens AG (Germany)
Founded in 1847 and headquartered in Munich, Germany; Siemens AG manufactures power and energy solutions for building technology, drive technology, energy, healthcare, industrial automation, mobility, financing, consumer products, and services.
For food industry the company offers R&D suite, software, totally integrated systems, and solutions for brewery, sugar industry, edible oils industry, dairy industry, soft drinks, and bakery products and confectionary. The company has its strong geographic presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Malaysia, Germany, U.K., and the Netherlands among others.
5. GEA Group (Germany)
Founded in 1881 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany; GEA Group process technology and components for food processing industry. The company operates in two business segments namely business area equipment and business area solutions.
The company provides food automation systems through its business area equipment segment. The company has its geographic presence in Latin America, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific region.
Meticulous Research in its latest publication on Global Food Automation Market has predicted the growth of 9.5% during the forecast year 2020–2027
6. Rockwell Automation Inc. (U.S.)
Founded in 1903, and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.; Rockwell Automation, Inc. manufactures industrial automation and information solutions throughout the world. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software, and Control Products & Solutions.
The company serves food and beverage, home and personal care, life sciences, automotive and tire, oil and gas, and mining and metal industries. The company has its strong geographic presence in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, and Korea and serves in about 80 countries worldwide.
7. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation manufactures electrically engineered products and electronics. It operates in five business segments namely energy and electric systems, industrial automation systems, information and communication systems, electronic devices, and home appliances.
The company offers its products and solutions in the food industry through its industrial automation segment. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has its geographic presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K., Russia, Egypt, and Kuwait among others.
8. Fanuc Corporation (Japan)
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan; Fanuc Corporation manufactures factory automation solutions to various industries. The company operates in to three business segments which include FA, robots, and robomachine. It offers CNC series, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and super-nano machines.
The company provides services in ~250 locations and operates in 45 countries throughout the world. The company has its geographic presence in the U.S., South America, China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam among others.
9. Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan)
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Kitakyushu, Japan; Yaskawa Electric Corporation manufactures and markets servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots. The company operates into four segments namely, motion controls, robotics, system engineering, and others.
The company serves food industry in the robotics, AC drives, and servo drives and machine controllers segment. The company has its geographic presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, Germany, Italy, Sweden, France, and South Africa among others.
10. Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan)
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; Yokogawa Electric Corporation manufactures and supplies industrial automation, process control, test and measurement, and engineering services globally.
The company provides food automation solutions through its industrial automation and control segment. The company has its geographic presence in around 54 countries with over 87 branches worldwide.
Popular Mentions- Destaco (Subsidiary of Dover Corporation) (U.S.), JLS Automation (U.S.), ProLeit AG (Germany), Falcon Autotech Pvt. Ltd. (India), and Food Automation Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
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