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Improvements in Baking Tools: Answer to the Rising Demand for Healthier Bread?

The increasing demand for healthier bread will increase the demand for technologically advanced baking equipment over the next six years.

The increasing demand for healthier bread will increase the demand for technologically advanced baking equipment over the next six years.

According to data released by the Data Bridge Market Research, the Bakery Processing Equipment Market will grow to USD 11.2 billion by 2026, from USD 7.6 billion in 2018, marking a 4.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). This demand for better equipment is seen as a driver for market growth. 

The research suggested that the production of healthier bread, like those which contain multi-grains, whole-grains and nuts, would require higher advanced baking equipment. 

The shifting preference towards multi-grain bread

Bread consumption patterns are changing, with more consumers gearing away from white bread. The Global Bread Market report found that more consumers now prefer multigrain, wholegrain, ethnic and seeded bread kinds. This changing pattern is driven by consumers’ desire for more nutritious products. 

Cholesterol reduction, weight management, higher protein intake and sugar control are key players in modern consumer trends in the bread industry. New varieties of low-carb, high-fiber bread that appeal to the health-conscious, triggered market growth. 

Lesser-known grains, such as millet and ragi, have gained popularity in the bakery industry. In addition, natural ingredients such as natural preservatives, enzymes and anti-oxidants are on the rise. Companies are now targeting to replace shortenings and fat with Omega-9 and Omega-3. 

Increased demand for better baking equipment

The increased demand for multi-grain bread, in turn, increases the demand for better baking equipment. The Global Bakery Processing Equipment Market is forecast to rise rapidly in the coming years. 

The market is segmented into five segments: type, application, end-user, mode of operation and function. Some of the most notable findings include:

On the basis of type, the market share for Mixers (this category comprises of continuous mixers, double planetary mixers, specialty mixers and spiral mixers) is projected to reach USD 5.95 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 6.2 percent starting 2019.

Again, on the basis of type, the market share for Ovens and Proofers (this category comprises of electric ovens, gas ovens and special ovens) is projected to have a CAGR of 6.0 percent starting 2019.

On the basis of application, the Cookies & Biscuits market is growing, with a CAGR of 6.2 starting 2019 going to 2026. This sector comprises proofers & retarders, slicers & dividers, sheeters, molders, pan greasers & depositors, freezers & coolers, handling systems, dough feeding systems and piston filling injectors (like single head piston fillers). 

On the basis of mode of operation, the Automatic segment is growing with the highest CAGR of 6.2 percent in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

Healthier bread by the numbers

Healthy bread

According to a survey conducted by London-based consultancy New Nutrition Business, they found out that 61 percent of respondents believe whole grain products are good for their digestive health. Meanwhile, the Grain Foods Foundation in Washington said that white bread contains 2 grams of fiber per 100 grams, while whole wheat bread contains 6.5 grams of fiber per 100 grams. Fiber helps with digestion and helps prevent constipation.

Europe holds the largest share in the global bread market. Now, there is a rising consumer preference for value-added, ethnic, fresh and artisanal bread in the continent.

The increasing demand for healthier bread options has promoted a boost in demand for better baking equipment. If your bakery needs upgrading, reach out to us at Volumetric Technologies. We have helped customers increase their productivity and decrease their costs by providing reliable filling equipment that drive up the efficiency and accuracy of their production lines.