Global Brewery Equipment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Equipment Type (Brew Kettles, Copper Kettles, Stainless Steel Kettles, Fermentation Tanks, Others), By Brewery Type (Microbreweries, Macro Breweries, Craft Breweries), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Sep 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612918
  • Pages : 108

The global brewery equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.75% to reach a value of US$24.358 billion by 2027, from US$13.540 billion in 2020.

The production of beer is increasing globally to meet the increasing demand owing to the popularity of beer as a recreational beverage, which in turn is facilitated by the increasing disposable income of the middle-income and low-income populations. People are spending more on premium beer. Thus, growing global beer consumption is encouraging more production of beer, which, in turn, is driving the demand for brewery equipment. Additionally, the increasing number of microbreweries and breweries in order to increase production and meet the rising demand is further adding to the market growth of brewery equipment worldwide.

Preference for craft beer over traditional beers is driving the market growth

A growing preference for craft beer over traditional beers is also propelling the market growth of brewery equipment since craft beer is considered a much more premium and artisanal beverage and has a variety of styles that set it apart from traditional beer. In addition, it has stimulating flavour profiles and better alcohol content. Different types of beer used, such as Indian Pale Ales (IPA’s), Lagers, and Porters, among others, are fermented using better processes. Moreover, a variety of products and tastes are available, which are absent in mass-produced beers., thereby leading to an increase in the setting up of craft breweries and an increase in craft beer production, thus positively impacting the market growth of brewery equipment. According to the data provided by the Brewers Association, the number of craft breweries in the country increased from 4,628 in 2015 to 7,346 in 2018, which is an increase of 2,718 or 58.72%.

In addition, the increasing awareness among beer producers and breweries to shift to the lucrative market for craft breweries provides a great opportunity for market players to boost the market growth of brewery equipment. The expansion of existing facilities and rising investments in the latest technologies such as automated brewing equipment for breweries will further propel the market’s growth of brewery equipment during the forecast period.

Furthermore, the key players in the market are involved in collaborations, and investments in order to boost their market share and contribute to market growth.

For example, in June 2019, Elora Brewing Company announced that the company had received around $63,000 in funding from the federal and provincial governments in order to facilitate the development of new products and purchase new equipment to improve their production facility. In April 2019, China International Marine Containers (CIMC), a provider of Chinese transportation equipment, acquired the Diversified Metal Engineering Market (DME), a brewery machine maker based in Canada. The main objective of this acquisition by CIMC was to expand its presence in the North American market and to become one of the leading companies dealing with brewery equipment to cater to the craft beer business. In August 2019, Ss Brewtech, a company dealing in brewery equipment (a subsidiary of Middleby Corporation), entered into a partnership with Brouwland for the purpose of distributing their equipment in the European region in order to cater to professional and homebrewers in the EU and beyond.

Fermentation Tanks to hold a significant market share

Fermentation tanks are estimated to hold a significant market share, as the adoption of top-quality filtration equipment and fermentation tanks is increasing. This is attributable to the fact that the effectiveness and efficiency required in these processes are high in order to ensure that the end product, which is beer, has a good flavor and taste profile, is properly filtered, and contains no residues.

Craft Breweries to grow at a notable pace over the forecast period

Craft breweries are expected to witness a decent CAGR during the forecast period owing to the fact that there is an increasing number of people who prefer the consumption of craft beers due to the improved and better flavour profile, among other characteristics and benefits they offer, which is leading to an increase in their production, thereby positively impacting the market growth of brewery equipment. Moreover, rising investments in expanding the craft brewery industry are further contributing to the market growth of brewery equipment. For example, in June 2019, the Canadian government announced an investment of more than US$1 million in 20 projects for Ontario Craft Breweries through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Europe holds a significant market share throughout the forecast period

Geographically, the global brewery equipment market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The European brewery equipment market accounted for a significant market share in 2019 and is expected to show considerable growth over the forecast period. The region experienced an increase in the production of beer during the period 2015-2017 in countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain. According to Beer Statistics 2018 (by The Brewers of Europe), the production of beer in Spain increased from 34, 960 hl in 2015 to 37,621 hl in 2017. In the Netherlands, the production increased from 24,012 hl in 2015 to 24,271 in 2017, and in Italy, the production increased from 14,286 hl to 15,603 hl in 2017. The North American regional market for brewery equipment also holds a considerable market share, which is attributable to the fact that in countries such as the US, there is increased production of craft beer supported by increasing investments in the craft beer market.

Key Developments

  • March 2022: Golden Brewery, the second-largest brewery in the world and the largest brewery in the U.S. placed the largest order ever for brewery systems from Alfa Laval. As a result of this opportunity, the company's brewery business segment was expected to grow to a significant level as per the press release by Alfa Laval in March 2022.
  • December 2020: Brew 20 is Alfa Laval's latest centrifuge for microbreweries. It allows even the smallest breweries to achieve high-quality beer clearances and greater profitability through Alfa Laval Brew 20 It is a compact, durable, and easy-to-install centrifuge as per the press release by Alfa Laval in December 2020. Due to the faster turnover, the centrifuge also increases production capacity by 15-20% without requiring more tanks

Impact of COVID-19 on the Brewery Equipment Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the brewing equipment industry. Beer's demand was hit by severe shocks across various markets, supply chains around the world were strained, and the competitive order of manufacturers changed as well. The demand shortage fast-tracked the global chemical sector into an oversupply situation. Movement restrictions also affected market stability. The food and beverage industry had to bear huge financial losses because of the mass lockdown which eased out after a long period of time. Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders also altered the typical alcohol consumption patterns of many consumers and affected the production of brewery equipment as well. However, as soon as the pandemic ended, the manufacturers started shifting their focus on developing new and better products to fulfill consumer requirements in the post-pandemic phase which would also last for a longer time. Technological advancements further helped in the growth of the brewery equipment market post-pandemic.

Global Brewery Equipment Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$13.540 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$24.358 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 8.75% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Equipment Type, Brewery Type, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Alfa Laval, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Paul Mueller Company, Praj Industries, Meura, Criveller Group, Kaspar Schulz, LEHUI, Hypro, Czech Brewery System
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Equipment Type
    • Brew Kettles
    • Copper Kettles
    • Stainless Steel Kettles
    • Fermentation Tanks
    • Others
  • By Brewery Type
    • Microbreweries
    • Macro Breweries
    • Craft Breweries
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE 
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The brewery equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.75% during the forecast period.
The global brewery equipment market is projected to reach a market size of US$24.358 billion by 2027.
Brewery Equipment Market was valued at US$13.540 billion in 2020.
Europe holds a significant share of the brewery equipment market throughout the forecast period.
The growing global beer consumption is encouraging more production of beer which, in turn, is driving the demand for brewery equipment.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Brewery Equipment Market Analysis, By Equipment Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Brew Kettles
5.3. Copper Kettles
5.4. Stainless Steel Kettles
5.5. Fermentation Tanks
5.6. Others

6. Global Brewery Equipment Market Analysis, By Brewery Type
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Microbreweries
6.3. Macro Breweries
6.4. Craft Breweries

7. Global Brewery Equipment Market Analysis, By Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. United Kingdom
7.4.4. Spain
7.4.5. Italy
7.4.6. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Japan
7.6.2. China
7.6.3. South Korea
7.6.4. India
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Alfa Laval
9.2. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
9.3. Paul Mueller Company
9.4. Praj Industries
9.5. Meura
9.6. Criveller Group
9.7. Kaspar Schulz
9.8. LEHUI  
9.9. Hypro
9.10. Czech Brewery System

Alfa Laval

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Paul Mueller Company

Praj Industries


Criveller Group

Kaspar Schulz



Czech Brewery System