Bottled Water Processing Market

Top Companies in Bottled Water Processing Industry - DuPont (US), GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) , Alfa Laval (Sweden), Nestlé (Switzerland) and The Coca-Cola Company (US)

The bottled water processing market comprises the bottled water market and the bottled water equipment market. The bottled water equipment market is estimated at USD 7.2 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 9.5 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2023 to 2028.

Whereas the bottled water market is estimated at USD 311.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 457.1 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2023 to 2028.

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The demand for bottled water has been steadily increasing over the years due to factors such as growing awareness of health and hydration, improved standards of living, and concerns about the quality of tap water in certain regions. The convenience, portability, and perceived purity of bottled water have contributed to its popularity.

The burgeoning emphasis on health and wellness in contemporary society has triggered a notable shift in consumer preferences towards beverages perceived as healthier alternatives to traditional sugary drinks. This cultural transformation has played a significant role in the growing demand for bottled water. Health-conscious consumers are increasingly recognizing the importance of hydration in maintaining overall well-being, and bottled water is often viewed as a straightforward and convenient means to meet this fundamental need. One of the primary drivers behind the choice of bottled water is the avoidance of excessive sugar consumption associated with many carbonated and sugary beverages. With concerns about the negative health effects of added sugars, including obesity and related metabolic disorders, consumers are actively seeking alternatives that contribute to their overall health objectives. Bottled water, with its zero-calorie and sugar-free nature, aligns with these health-conscious preferences, making it an appealing option for those who prioritize maintaining a balanced and health-oriented lifestyle.

The fitness and wellness movements have amplified the importance of hydration as an integral part of any health and fitness regimen. Bottled water, often marketed as pure, clean, and free from additives, resonates with individuals pursuing active lifestyles and seeking products that support their wellness goals. The portability of bottled water further enhances its attractiveness, enabling consumers to maintain their hydration habits on the go, whether at the gym, workplace or during outdoor activities.

DuPont (US)

DuPont originated from the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont, later dividing into three divisions: DuPont, Dow Chemicals, and Corteva, each specializing in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products. DuPont offers a diverse range of products across 15 lines, including adhesives, printing solutions, biomaterials, clean technologies, and more. The company operates through four segments: Electronics & Industrial, Water & Protection, Mobility & Materials, and Corporate & Other. Bottled water processing equipment falls under the Water & Protection segment, providing solutions for worker safety, water purification, transportation, energy, and medical packaging. DuPont, known for its membrane science and ion exchange technologies, addresses global challenges by ensuring safe drinking water, enhancing operational efficiency, and managing water scarcity.

With a presence in EMEA (22 locations), Asia Pacific (54 locations), US and Canada (55 locations), and Latin America (3 locations), DuPont has established itself as a global leader in purification and separation technologies.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft stands as a prominent technology supplier in the food processing industry. Specializing in tailored solutions, the company serves diverse sectors, including food, dairy processing, dairy farming, beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, marine, leisure, sport, land-based transportation, and utilities. GEA operates through five technological divisions: Separation & Flow Technologies, Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies, Farm Technologies, and Heating & Refrigeration Technologies.

Within the Liquid & Powder Technologies division, GEA provides processing equipment and comprehensive solutions for industries such as dairy, food (including new food varieties), beverages, chemicals, and home & personal care. The range of offerings encompasses brewing systems, liquid processing and filling, concentration, precise fermentation, crystallization, purification, drying, powder handling and packaging, along with emission control systems.

GEA specializes in providing comprehensive technologies to ensure the hygienic treatment of water, whether it's still, carbonated, flavored, or enriched with minerals. It encompasses a full portfolio of components, modules, and process lines covering every stage of water treatment. This includes reception and handling of liquid/dry raw materials, storage solutions, processing, formulation, treatment, and complete filling lines for still, sparkling, and flavored water. Their expertise lies in delivering hygienically designed plants that meet the diverse needs of the water treatment industry.

The company has a strong presence in more than 50 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The group operates through its subsidiaries, such as GEA Procomac S.p.A (Italy), GEA Process Engineering Private Limited (India), GEA Food Solutions (Brazil), GEA Food Solutions North America, Inc. (US), and GEA Food Solutions UK & Ireland Limited (UK). The major competitors of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft include Pall Corporation (US), Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (US), and Alfa Laval (Sweden).

Alfa Laval (Sweden)

Alfa Laval, formerly known as AB Separator, was founded by Gustaf de Laval and his partner Oscar Lamm Jr. in Sweden in 1883. Alfa Laval is a world-leading, global provider of high-quality products in three primary business divisions: energy, food & water, and marine. The company uses three key technologies: heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. Through an extensive range of innovative equipment, the company makes significant contributions to various industries, such as energy & utilities, home & personal care, food, dairy & beverage, marine & transportation, pharma & biotech, and water & wastewater.

Through its food & water division, the company offers food, pharmaceuticals, biotech, vegetable oils, breweries, dairy, and personal care products. It also focuses on public and industrial water treatment as well as wastewater and waste treatment, which includes several UF, MF, NF, and RO products that serve the food, beverage, and water industries.

The membrane filtration systems manufactured by Alfa Laval involve all types of membrane filtration processes, including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration. The company offers a wide selection of flat sheet membranes and spiral elements. It also offers pilot laboratory tools. The modular architecture of the company’s membrane filtration equipment allows for a high degree of flexibility as membranes are built into modules, modules into loops, and loops into systems. Thus, a system's design may be altered to suit any process requirements, and it is simple to expand if production needs a rise.

More than 100 nations sell Alfa Laval's products, systems, and services, with 50 of them having their own sales teams. The company has 42 significant manufacturing facilities (22 in Europe, 10 in Asia, 8 in the US, and 2 in Latin America) and over 100 service centers. At present, the company employs around 17,000 people worldwide, with the largest nations in terms of employee numbers being Sweden, China, Denmark, the US, and India.

Nestlé (Switzerland)

Nestlé, a multinational conglomerate, is one of the major players in various industries on a global scale. The company has continuously evolved and diversified its operations to multiple business segments. It is committed to innovation, quality, and consumer well-being, which has led to its presence in seven distinct business segments, each catering to specific needs and preferences.

These business segments are as follows:

  • Powdered and Liquid Beverages: The portfolio in this category encompasses renowned coffee brands such as Nescafé and Nespresso, along with the popular chocolate malt drink Milo. The company has partnered with Starbucks (US) to bring its coffee products to a broader global audience.
  • PetCare: The petcare business segment, managed through its subsidiary Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (US), provides innovative nutrition solutions for pets. Guided by a commitment to enriching the lives of pets and their owners, this segment operates under the guiding principles of science and compassion.
  • Nutrition and Health Science: The nutrition and health science business offers science-based products and solutions tailored for mothers, babies, and children. Through Nestlé Health Science, the company empowers healthier lives by providing a comprehensive range of science-backed consumer care and medical nutrition products.
  • Prepared Dishes and Cooking Aids: In this segment, Nestlé delivers essential culinary products such as bouillons, chilled culinary items, frozen foods, and pizzas. Brands such as Maggi, Stouffer's, and DiGiorno cater to diverse regional and local tastes, ensuring convenience and flavor in daily meals.
  • Milk Products and Ice Cream: The milk products business provides nutritional offerings for all life stages, including dairy alternatives and coffee creamers. The ice cream business presents various innovative treats for consumers such as Nescafe Gold Cappucino Ice Cream with innovative soft coating.
  • Confectionery: The confectionery business boasts a portfolio of well-loved brands, including the iconic KitKat, along with regional and local favorites. The company is committed to innovation that ensures the creation of chocolate products and nutritious snacks.
  • Water: The water business promotes healthy hydration while contributing to a sustainable future. The company emphasizes international premium and mineral water brands, along with a range of healthy beverage options.

Within its water segment, Nestlé offers a variety of bottled water under the Nestlé Waters company.  The company's product portfolio consists of 50 unique brands with water making up approximately 89% of its product portfolio. Nestlé produces leading global and local brands across its 95 production facilities including brands like - Nestlé Pure Life, Poland Spring, Vittel, Deer Park, Arrowhead, Al Manhal, Ozarka, Erikli, and Ice Mountain.

The Coca-Cola Company (US)

The Coca-Cola Company is a multinational beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The company has its products available in more than 200 countries and territories. It has a wide range of products in its portfolio like sparkling drinks, hydration drinks, juices, coffee and tea, and many more. The hydration products account for a good share of the retail value.

In the hydration category, the Coca-Cola company offers many products under mineral water, flavored still water, flavored and unflavored sparkling water. Under the Hydration segment, the company manufactures an extensive array of products like dasani, powerade, bodyarmor, topo chico, and many more.

Key Market Players

Key players operating in bottled water equipment market include Bottled Water Equipment Market :

DuPont (US), GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), Alfa Laval (Sweden), 3M (US), Veolia (France) SPX FLOW, Inc. (US), Pall Corporation (US), Pentair (US), Porvair Filtration Group (UK), TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (Japan). Key players in bottled Water Market include Nestlé (Switzerland), The Coca-Cola Company (US), PepsiCo (US), Danone (France), Nongfu Spring (China), Tata Consumer Products Limited (India), National Beverage Corp. (US), Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (US), Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), CG Roxane, LLC (US).

Other Players in the ecosystem:

Creative OZ Air (I) Pvt. Ltd., Marlo Incorporated, Lenntech B.V., Accuteck Packaging Equipment Companies, Inc., Evergreen technologies, Tetra Laval S.A, E-Rotek Water Systems Co., ltd., Danaher Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Primo Water Corporation, Fiji Water Company LLC, VOSS Water.

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