The factors such as increasing consumer demand for confectionery items, growth in retail industry, technological advancements, and growing focus on food safety of confectionery products and safety of workers are driving the growth of the global chocolate and confectionery processing equipment market. However, high cost of equipment hinders the growth of this market to some extent. In addition, lack of trained labour check this out in many parts of the globe poses a great challenge to the global chocolate processing equipment manufacturers. Depositors dominated the global chocolate and confectionery processing equipment market in 2017, mainly due to デポジター機 development in the depositing technology to meet increasing market demand for high-quality and innovative products and increased demand for confectionery デポジター機 from developing デポジター機 />Soft confectionery segment dominated the chocolate and confectionery processing equipment market, as it is one of the most consumed confectionery products by almost all age groups in all regions as well as it is a key ingredient in many food products; increase in awareness regarding the health benefits of chocolate; and inclination of consumers toward functional dark and sugar-free click />Asia-Pacific commanded the largest share of the global chocolate and confectionery processing equipment market, followed by Europe and North America. The largest share of this region is mainly attributed to increasing demand of functional and premium chocolate and confectionery products in emerging and developing countries including India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand; higher population base; and increasing expenditure on convenience and ready-to-eat products. The key players operating in the global chocolate and confectionery processing equipment market are Buhler AG SwitzerlandGEA Group Aktiengesellschaft GermanyJohn Bean Technologies Corporation U. ChinaRoyal Duyvis Wiener B. The NetherlandsTecno 3 S. Italyand BCH Limited U. Market Size Estimation 3. Middle East and Africa 8. Heat and Control Inc. Royal Duyvis Wiener B.