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Food Packaging Market 5.5% CAGR Predicted by 2028: Are you ready?

Posted by Carla Colwell
29th May, 2023

In a recent report, the food packaging market is predicted to register a CAGR of 5.5% during the period 2023-2028. Rising demand, changing lifestyles and an increasing push for ever-eco-friendlier packaging are all set to drive innovation and open new doors in this lucrative sector.
To take full advantage of the opportunities in a strongly competitive market, it is crucial to be fully flexible. Yet, with the pressure of everyday operation, resources shortages, rising costs and regulation, a scalable approach is also essential.
Accelerating output and distribution, flexibility and scalability are the keys to overcoming the challenges and securing the future for businesses of all sizes – are you ready? We’re here, with 115 years of future proofing experience, to show you how.


Flexibility and scalability – crucial to future proofing

In the fragmented, highly competitive market that food packaging is today, the production line has to be flexible enough to adapt to change – and fast. Innovation across the sector is fuelling a revolution and opening new doors in terms of the possibilities for food packaging lines.
As we have seen in recent years, consumer-driven demand for a wider range of products has been on the increase. Many lessons were learned when the pandemic ground operations to a halt, yet simultaneously rocketed a preference for packaged and processed foods. Since then, automation has been stepping in to provide vital scalability.

With many opportunities to be harnessed by food packaging businesses in the coming months and years, it is inevitable that automation will be needed by most. Being able to adapt fast to the latest materials, innovations, designs and trends will become a core requirement to stay ahead of the competition.


Automating the food packaging line – the wider operational benefits

At any level, automating the food packaging line brings a range of benefits. Whether it is reducing manual resource reliance, creating consistency or accelerating output, automatic packaging machines tick the boxes in a number of ways.

Accelerating speed and output

Rising demand brings a need for faster output and some of the latest automated packaging machines deliver, even handling the most delicate food items with speed and precision. This also helps at the all-important end-stages to accelerate distribution.

Streamlining processes

Downtime on the packaging line can prove to be frustrating and expensive for food producers, backing up operations and slowing down distribution – critical factors in the current competitive landscape. Choosing automatic machinery that minimises downtime during product changeovers is the best way forward.

Automating compliance

In the food sector, hygiene is a highly regulated factor and reducing the human intervention element of the packaging process can effectively automate this type of compliance.

Reducing manual resources

With the employment market in an all-time crisis situation, packaging lines across the globe are facing pressure, especially during high demand and seasonal phases. Automation can help to ease the pressure, reducing this traditionally high reliance and increasing the scalability of the line. Training time and resources can also be dramatically reduced by the latest digital operating systems.

Improving consistency

To fully compete within the market sector, packaging standards must be high. Creating consistency from product placement through to the end-stages of cartoning will become a standard requirement, achieved seamlessly through automation.

Increasing quality control

Regulations are understandably stringent in the food production and packaging environments. Using semi- or fully-automatic packaging machines offers greater visibility with reduced manual intervention across the entire process and increases quality control as a result.


Can Jacob White help you?

As packaging machine manufacturers for 115 years, we’ve seen a wider range of changes than most. Because of this, we know the importance of future proofing the operational environment. It is our aim to give our clients a long term, scalable approach, based on a range of factors that include both today’s needs and tomorrow’s.
In an exciting time for the food packaging industry, with strong growth predictions and the promise of even greater sustainable innovations, there has never been a better time to future proof. Are you ready? Give us a call today.

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