Food and Beverages Sector Overview:
The food and beverages sector is one of the most important pillars of India’s economy. The industry comprises a wide range of sub-sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, processed food, beverages, tobacco etc. The sector has shown significant growth in recent years and is expected to continue growing at a healthy pace in the coming years.
This sector is one of the largest employers in the country, employing millions of people. Presently, the food and beverages sector accounts for 3% of India’s GDP and is estimated to be 75% of India’s retail industry. This sector is expected to grow at a 14.2% CAGR from 2022 to 2024 to become a USD 1.25 Billion industry by 2024. The rise in local brands and global investments will fuel the growth of this sector.
The food and beverages sector is governed by many laws and regulations, including the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 etc. This helps in standardizing the manufacturing and processing setups. Food safety is given the utmost importance, and hence there is no compromise allowed in using the best quality machines.
The food and beverages sector in India has immense growth potential. The industry is expected to benefit from the growing population and rising income levels. Additionally, the government’s initiatives such as Make in India and Digital India are also likely to boost the sector’s growth. Furthermore, a new wave of healthy food consumption, especially in urban cities, creates a separate market space for related brands. Going forward, India will be leapfrogging ahead in this sector as the demand keeps pulling the supply and more manufacturing units are set up.
Use of Pumps in the Food and Beverages Sector:
The use of pumps is essential in the food and beverage sector. Pumps are used for various purposes such as transferring liquids, moving solids, aeration, mixing, emulsification, etc. Pumps also play an important part in the backend process of manufacturing for tasks such as filling containers with liquids, transferring liquids from one container to another, pumping out slurry from process tanks, moving solids in conveying applications, etc.
The choice of pumps depends on the application it is used for and the environment. Other factors that impact the selection and design of the pump are desired flow rate, the distance of transportation of fuel, the accuracy of pumping and even hygiene. There are many applications wherein the material that is pumped will be consumed by users directly. Hence the entire pumping system must be kept clean and ensure food safety at all points.
Whether serving ice cream at the kiosk or producing food raw materials, pumps are an integral part of the food and beverage sector. This sector in India is expected to continue growing rapidly in the coming years, and with it, pumps will become even more critical in this sector as the industry develops.
JEE Pumps used in the Food and Beverages Sector
Pump Applications in the Food and Beverages Sector:
Pumps play a vital role in the food and beverage industry, from moving products and ingredients during processing and packaging to providing sanitary solutions for cleaning and sanitizing equipment. Here are ten major applications for pumps in this industry:
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