The global brewery equipment market size is estimated to be valued at USD 19.2 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 25.6 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 5.9% in terms of value. Brewery equipment market is gaining traction majorly because of the expanding craft brewery industry. Increased demand for low-alcohol, premium beer, and the establishment of taprooms and microbreweries are driving the market’s growth. Besides, transformations in the brewery sector are in terms of technology implementation, as craft beer producers seek new technology and innovative equipment. Modern brewing industry necessitates hygiene and quality standards, thus implying the significance of process automation. AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), automated systems, robotics, and sensors are thereby becoming essential for the modern brewing industry.
By brewery type, the macrobrewery segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the brewery equipment market during the forecast period
In 2021, the market for brewery equipment worldwide was significantly dominated by the macrobrewery segment. A macro or large brewery is defined by the Brewers Association as “a brewery with an annual beer production of over 6,000,000 barrels.” The largest contribution to the entire beer industry is made by macrobreweries. Every country has four to five macrobreweries on average. Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium), Heineken N.V. (Netherlands), China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (China), and Carlsberg Group are some of the most well-known macrobreweries.
By mode of operation, automated processing equipment ensures the quality and purity of beer
For consistent, high-quality beer, modern large-scale breweries use high-tech facilities with automated equipment. The automated machinery makes sure that the brewing meets strict hygienic standards. Brewhouse, filtration, cellar, and energy generation are just a few examples of the various areas and stages that can be managed simultaneously thanks to automatic systems. Process automation enables the brewer to regulate and efficiently operate the pumps, valves, measured values, and controllers as well as quickly identify and fix problems. In the case of craft breweries, the automated system also ensures recipe control with flexibility.
By macrobrewery equipment type, milling equipment has the highest growth rate during the forecast period
Milling includes two conventional types of techniques such as dry milling and wet milling. The majority of modern microbreweries use dry milling as their primary milling method. Milling relies heavily on the roller mill in this process, which varies in complexity. Dry milling is simple and straightforward, but it produces dust, which poses an imminent risk of explosive ignition by sparks. When the grains are dry, they are more likely to shatter their husk. Wet milling preserves the grain husk and allows for a faster run-off time.
Europe dominates the brewery equipment market
The beer market in this country is highly established and is home to many big brands. However, the country is witnessing a change in consumer preferences. Consumers have shifted to craft beer from traditional beer sold by big brands. Consumers are more willing to try the premium beer brands sold by brewpubs and microbreweries. Also, France, once a wine-consuming country, is witnessing a shift in consumption patterns from wine to beer. Since the retail channels in the region are highly organized, the beer is easily available in supermarkets.
The key players in this market include Alfa Laval (Sweden), GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), Krones AG (Germany), Paul Mueller Company (US), Praj Industries (India), Meura (Belgium), Della Toffola SpA (Italy), Criveller Group (US), KASPAR SCHULZ Brauereimaschinenfabrik & Apparatebauanstalt GmbH (Germany), LEHUI (China), Hypro (India), HG Machinery (China), Interpump Group S.p.A (INOXPA) (Spain), and ABE Equipment (US).