What packaging machinery buying trends will emerge in 2016?

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Automation on March 11, 2016

Today’s high-speed, efficient and automated packaging equipment certainly offers productivity advantages. And simplified controls make it that much easier for even unskilled operators to get the most out of each machine. That could be why a high percentage of respondents (43%) to our 2015 CapEx study said their capital expenditure budget for packaging machinery would be more than it was the year before. And the majority of people taking the survey claimed they would spend at least 10% more than they did in 2014.

Are brand owners still in a buying frenzy for packaging machinery? If so, what types of systems do they need? Last year, nearly half of study respondents said they were interested in semi-automatic systems—and a majority also said plans did not include robotics.

What packaging machinery buying trends will emerge for 2016? You tell us.

Packaging Digest is conducting its annual research to spot capital expenditures changes for packaging production operations. We invite you to take our confidential survey, which should only take about 10 minutes, by clicking here.

In a couple weeks, we’ll report on highlights of the results. But if you complete our 2016 Packaging CapEx survey and give us your email address, we will send you the full, detailed results of the study once they are available.


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