Continuous Manufacturing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Continuous Manufacturing Market is segmented by Product (Integrated Continuous Manufacturing and Semi Continuous Manufacturing), Application, End User, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Continuous Manufacturing Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 12.8 %
Continuous Manufacturing Market Key Players

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Market Overview

Continuous manufacturing has been gaining traction in the market studied due to its potential to improve its quality and consistency of medication at lower costs. Furthermore, the adaptation of continuous manufacturing in the pharma industry and rising demand for the medication due to the growing prevalence of diseases around the world is likely to propel the market growth.

  • Continous manufacturing help manufacturers to meet the market demand at the same time, which lowers the cost of manufacturing. Moreover, technological advancements in manufacturing and support from government agencies are expected to bolster the studied market's growth. 
  • In addition, product recalls and shortage of drugs have been impelling market growth. However, the slow adaptation of continuous manufacturing, lack of regulatory, and technical clarity regarding guidelines are projected to impede the market growth in a negative manner.

Scope of the Report

Continuous manufacturing refers to the manufacturing process of products without any interruption. It is opposite for batch manufacturing.

By Product
Integrated Continuous Manufacturing
Semi Continous Manufacturing
Continuous Blenders
Continuous Granulators
Continuos Coaters
Continuous Compressors
Continuous Dryers
Other Semi-continuous Manufacturing Products
By Application
API Manufacturing
End Product Manufacturing
End User
Contract Manufacturers
Pharmacuitical Companies
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Integrated Continuous Manufacturing is Projected to Grow at Significant Rates

  • Many pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing companies have been adopting continuous manufacturing technologies having automation and minimal human interference.
  • Furthermore, these integrated continuous manufacturing has been benefiting the manufacturers by lowering the production costs, time, and increasing their margin.
  • In continuous manufacturing, raw materials are inserted into the system and the final product is produced in a continuous manner. This enables the manufacturers to respond quickly to demand.
  • The companies have been largely investing in improving their existing manufacturing technologies, and the rising number of pharmaceutical manufacturers has been fuelling the market growth over the forecast period.
  • Contract manufacturing organizations are expected to register a notable growth rate over the forecast period, owing to the increase in the number of contract manufacturing organizations in the developing regions.
  • Moreover, the escalating number of drug approvals and need for more number of manufacturing facilities to meet the studied market's demand is anticipated to boost the market growth.
Continuous Manufacturing Market Trends

North America Dominates the Market and is Expected to Continue the Same Over the Forecast Period

North America is projected to have a significant market share over the forecast period, owing to the presence of key market players and the availability of advanced technologies. Furthermore, favorable regulatory infrastructure and high demand for medicine are projected to boost the market growth in the region. For instance, in February 2019, FDA has released draft guidelines for industry on the continuous manufacturing of medicinal products. That covers all aspects of manufacturing. Moreover, high investment in research and development in pharma and biotechnological companies in the region is projected to boost the market growth in the region. The Asia-Pacific region is believed to have robust growth opportunities, owing to the developing healthcare infrastructure, low cost of raw material, and manufacturing of the products especially in the developing countries, such as India.

Continuous Manufacturing Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The continuous manufacturing market is moderately competitive having a limited number of manufacturers. The market players have been focusing on merging the automation with the product manufacturing technologies to reduce the manufacturing costs and improve efficiency. The market players operating in the market studied include GEA Group AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Glatt GmbH, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Siemens, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Less Cost and Better Quality of Production

      2. 4.2.2 Support From Regulatory Authorities around the World

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Regulatory and Technical Clarity

      2. 4.3.2 Slow adaptation and Rigidity Among the Industries

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Integrated Continuous Manufacturing

      2. 5.1.2 Semi Continous Manufacturing

        1. Continuous Blenders

        2. Continuous Granulators

        3. Continuos Coaters

        4. Continuous Compressors

        5. Continuous Dryers

        6. Other Semi-continuous Manufacturing Products

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 API Manufacturing

      2. 5.2.2 End Product Manufacturing

    3. 5.3 End User

      1. 5.3.1 Contract Manufacturers

      2. 5.3.2 Pharmacuitical Companies

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Siemens

      2. 6.1.2 GEA Group AG

      3. 6.1.3 Robert Bosch GmbH

      4. 6.1.4 Glatt GmbH

      5. 6.1.5 Thermo Fisher Scientific

      6. 6.1.6 Munson Machinery Co. Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Coperion GmbH

      8. 6.1.8 Scott Equipment Company

      9. 6.1.9 HOSOKAWA MICRON CORP.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Continuous Manufacturing Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Continuous Manufacturing Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Siemens, GEA Group AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Glatt GmbH, Thermo Fisher Scientific are the major companies operating in Continuous Manufacturing Market.

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