As the economy continues to grow, so does the need for packaging solutions optimizing precision, speed and safety.
There are a number of processes that may be incorporated into manufacturing to increase efficiency. Once such process improvement can be found in the use of assembly lines. The precision and speed provided by assembly lines grossly outweigh human labor both in cost and accuracy.
In the same respect, the merits of utilizing packaging machines is trending upward. Just a handful of the major benefits automation can bring to the table are: precision, product and employee safety, and material, labor and cost reduction.
Because these machines are capable of making such improvements, their market is expected to see considerable growth over the coming years. The automated packaging machine market is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6 percent per year through 2017, by which time, it will be worth nearly $42 billion, according to a report by the Freedonia Group.
Much of this growth is expected to be in industries that handle potentially harmful products such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. One of the largest markets in the industry will be in Asia, where India and China are expected to make up 21 percent of the total by 2017.