Market Opportunities for Food Packaging Machinery in Africa
It is reported that agriculture is the main industry for economic development in West African countries. In order to overcome the problem of crop preservation and improve the current backward agricultural distribution status, West Africa vigorously develops the food processing industry. It is estimated that the demand for local keeping-fresh machinery is huge.
Therefore, in expanding the West African market, Chinese companies like Taizy company can strengthen their sales of food preservation machinery, such as drying and dehydration preservation machinery, vacuum packaging equipment, noodle mixers, confectionery machinery, noodle machines, food processing machinery, and other packaging equipment.
From Nigeria to Africa, countries have shown their demand for packaging machinery. First of all, they rely on the unique geographical and environmental resources of African countries. Some African countries have more developed agriculture, but the corresponding local product packaging cannot meet the production and manufacturing output.
Second, African countries lack companies that can produce high-quality steel. So that it is impossible to produce qualified food packaging machinery according to demand, because food packaging machines generally require 304 stainless steel. Therefore, the demand for packaging machinery in the African market is conceivable. Whether it is large packaging machinery or small and medium-sized food packaging machinery, the demand in African countries is relatively large. As African countries vigorously develop manufacturing, the prospects for food packaging machinery and packaging technology are very optimistic.
African Food Agricultural Machinery Mainly invested in Nigeria
According to data from the German Engineering Association, between 2010 and 2012, Nigeria’s imports of food processing and packaging increased from 198 million euros to 275 million euros, an increase of 39% year-on-year. Imports of agricultural machinery and equipment rose from 46 million euros to 62 million euros. The packaging industry has been growing at a rate of 12% to meet the increasing demand for packaged food.
Since 2000, international chain brand food and catering companies have gradually entered the Nigerian market. As of 2014, 18 well-known fast food and fast food brands have opened a total of 800 branches in Nigeria, and the fast-food industry has provided nearly 500,000 jobs; another area that performs well in the food industry is food manufacturing and processing. Although the current economic situation is not good, the rigid demand for food remains unchanged, and the development of the industry is still in a good trend, and the supply of major foods is in short supply, and consumption is constantly escalating. Food manufacturing and processing have also promoted the production and efficiency of upstream grain and agricultural products, bringing vitality to the Nigerian economy.