02/28/2019 - 10 min
How Automated Machinery Helps the Food and Beverage Market Meet Consumer Preferences
According to PMMI, automated machinery in the food and beverage industry is slated to grow in upcoming years, giving manufacturers increased opportunities and benefits. In particular, it is allowing them to better meet consumers’ changing preferences. Find out how this is the case for several food and beverage sectors.
As consumers want healthier and more innovative bakery items, manufacturers turn toward automated machinery that enables them to offer a greater variety in products. Additionally, rising consumer disposable income levels cause increased demand for customized and luxurious bakery products. Automated machinery helps bakery manufacturers more easily address these preferences.
As PMMI notes, beverage machinery is forecast to see the highest revenue growth in upcoming years. This is due in large part to consumers’ increasing health consciousness and their demand for:
- Low-calorie drinks
- Energy drinks
- Sports drinks
Automated machinery as well as innovative filtration equipment help manufacturers meet these beverage preferences, offering new technologies for increased productivity.
Furthermore, automated machinery is also enabling the dairy market to better address rising consumer demand for products such as:
As consumer consumption of dairy product increases, automated machinery helps the market better address demand. Additionally, membrane filters and evaporator automated equipment enables production of milk powders and protein concentrates. These are seeing increased consumer use given rising healthy eating habits.
Fruit and Vegetable Machinery
Additionally, automated equipment helps the fruit and vegetable market better meet consumer preferences. As consumers gravitate toward healthier food options, they also want food that requires little preparation time.
Automated machinery enables consumers to have processed fruits and vegetables. A healthy option, their shelf life is able to be extended. This creates additional convenience for consumers.
When using automated machinery in the food and beverage market, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the impact adhesives have in product assembly. The right adhesive can help:
- Increase automated line speeds
- Reduce production downtime
- Improve end-use products overall
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