Food robotics gathers momentum driven by packaged food demand
According to market research report, “Food Robotics Market Size is expected to reach USD 745 million by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 9.1%.”
Packaging has gained traction owing to growing demand of packaged food. As covid-19 continued to play havoc with sectors across nations, packaging emerged as one of the most resilient sectors. With innovations and new technologies coming into place, deployment of robotics and automation is increasing in the packaging sector.
Rising population is propelling demand for packaged food, which is anticipated to foster growth of food robotics. In addition, increase in food safety regulations is further anticipated to increase the growth of the food robotics market size. Advantages of using robotics are maintenance of batch quality in food processing and increase in the productivity of the process.
Packaging demand is being fuelled by factors such as protecting the food items, enhancing shelf life and adding aesthetic appeal to ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products. Moreover, processes are being automated in most large-scale food processing plants to ensure quality and consistency in stock-keeping units (SKUs).
Market trends influencing the growth of food robotics
• Rising demand for food with increasing population
• Increasing demand for enhanced productivity in food processing
• Increasing investments in automation in the food industry