The UHT processing market is estimated to reach USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to account for USD 6.7 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period.
The global UHT processing market is projected to grow in the coming years attributed to the growing consumer awareness and increasing demand for UHT treated milk and juices. There is a rising demand for convenient foods due to rising urbanization. Consumers are willing to spend more on value added products which are highly shelf stable.
The European region dominates the UHT processing market as the consumers have a higher per captita income which makes it affordable to purchase. The Asia pacific region is projected to grow at the highest growth rate.
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The key players in the industrial alcohol market include Tetra Laval International S.A. (Tetra Laval) (Switzerland), SPX Flow (US), GEA Group (Germany), Alfa Laval (Sweden), and Elecster Oyj (Finland), Shanghai Triowin Intelligent Machinery (China), Microthermics (US), Shanghai Jimei Food Machinery (China), TESSA I.E.C Group (Israel), Stephan Machinery Gmbh (Germany), GOMA Engineering (India), Nanjing Prosky Food Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd (China), JBT (US), Neologic Engineers Private Ltd.(India), M&E Trading Gmbh & Co KG (Germany), Iwai Kikai Kogyo Co., Ltd (Japan)., Machine Point Group (Spain), Krones AG(Germany), Paul Muellar Company (US), IMA Group (Italy), Feldmeier Equipment Inc (US), Scherjon Dairy Equipment Holland B.V. (Netherlands), Highland Equipment Inc.(Canada), Repute Engineers Private Limited (India).
Tetra Laval International S.A. (Tetra Laval) (Switzerland) is among the leading players in the UHT processing market. The company has one of the largest ranges of UHT processing equipment. This equipment caters to food and beverage applications such as milk, dairy desserts, juices, dairy alternative products, soups, sauces, and many others. The UHT heating solutions offered by the company can be tailored to the unique business needs of its clients, from small production to large-scale innovation and; from milk to liquid food as well.
Tetra Pak offers two alternative methods of UHT treatment such as direct and indirect. The company has a network of more than 5 R&D centres across, which is backed by over 100 researchers in its state-of-the-art facilities.
The company has presence in over 160 countries across Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Europe and Africa, which gives it a competitive edge over other players.
GEA Group (Germany) is a one of the largest suppliers of process technology to the food industry. The company is engaged in the design and development of industrial equipment for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. The company previously used to function through four business segments, namely GEA process engineering, GEA mechanical equipment, GEA refrigeration technologies, and GEA farm technologies. However, the new group structure categorizes the business segments into two business areas, namely business area equipment (BA equipment) and business area solutions (BA solutions).
The company has operations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is engaged in applying technologies, such as liquid processing, powder processing & handling, dairy systems, aseptic packaging, concentration & pre-treatment, pharma processing for solid dosage and liquid sterile, and brewery systems for various industries. It offers blenders & mixers through its process engineering segment, which is committed to providing solutions for dairy, brewing, food, pharma, and chemical industries through one of its subsidiaries—GEA Process Engineering Ltd. It provides UHT processing equipment under its liquid processing systems business.