China’s packaging machinery started relatively late, starting in the 1970s. After studying Japanese packaging machinery, the Beijing Institute of Commercial Machinery completed the manufacture of China’s first packaging machine. After more than 20 years of development, China’s packaging machinery has It has become one of the top ten industries in the machinery industry, providing a strong guarantee for the rapid development of China's packaging industry. Some packaging machinery has filled the domestic gap and can basically meet the needs of the domestic market. Some products are also exported. But at present, China's packaging machinery export value is less than 5% of the total output value, while the import value is almost equal to the total output value, which is far from developed countries.
While the industry is developing rapidly, there are also a series of problems. At this stage, the level of China's packaging machinery industry is not high enough. The packaging machinery market is becoming monopolized. Except for the corrugated box packaging machinery and some small packaging machines which have certain scale and advantages, other packaging machinery is almost out of the system and scale, especially some complete packaging production lines with high demand in the market, such as liquid filling. Production lines, complete sets of equipment for beverage packaging containers, and aseptic packaging production lines are all monopolized by several major packaging machinery enterprise groups in the world packaging machinery market. Domestic companies should take active countermeasures in the face of the strong impact of foreign brands.
From the current situation, the global demand for packaging machinery is growing at a rate of 5.3% per year. The United States has the largest packaging equipment manufacturer, followed by Japan, and other major manufacturers include Germany, Italy and China. However, the fastest growth of packaging equipment production in the future is in developing countries and regions. Developed countries will benefit from stimulating domestic demand and find suitable local manufacturers in developing countries, especially investing in food processing plants and providing packaging machinery and equipment. China has made great progress since its accession to the WTO. The level of China's packaging machinery has improved very quickly, and the gap with the world's advanced level has gradually narrowed. With China’s increasing opening up, China’s packaging machinery will also further open up the international market