Europe Cardboard Baler Market

Europe Cardboard Baler Market Analysis, By Product Type (Cardboard Baler Tonnage, Horizontal Balers, Portable Cardboard Balers), By Components (Hopper Component, Hydraulic Systems), By Cardboard Type (Corrugated Fiberboard, Single Face Fiberboard) & By Country - Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Europe Cardboard Baler Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe Cardboard Baler Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The europe cardboard baler market is estimated to be valued at US$ 219.4 million in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period from 2023-2033.

A cardboard baler is a machine that employs a plate of metal propelled by a hydraulic ram. It applies intense force and pressure to crush, compact, and condense cardboard into neatly shaped cubes and rectangular bales that are easy to transport.

Cardboard balers are designed for managing a large amount of cardboard packaging and converting it into manageable bales that can be transported to recycling facilities.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 208.4 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 219.4 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 320.6 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

3.9% CAGR

Germany Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 54.9 Million

France Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~4.5% CAGR

United Kingdom Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~2.6% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Techgene Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Harmony Enterprises

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Comprehensive Analysis of the Cardboard Baler Market

In order to prepare cardboard for transport and also save space, every retail or manufacturing operation that regularly receives parts, products, and components uses a cardboard baler.

Due to the numerous laws and regulations that local communities pass to reduce pollution and waste, the use of cardboard balers has increased steadily in recent years, which creates demand for the cardboard baler.

  • Short-Term Growth Projection: Growing government and local waste management authorities’ initiatives to reduce paper waste and increase paper recycling coupled with the flourishing packaging industry across Europe to augment the cardboard baler’s sales growth.
  • Medium-Term Growth Projection: Depending on the types of cardboard to be condensed, the manufacturer, available space, the quantity of cardboard, and others, different types of cardboard balers are available, hence, customization and availability of the desired product to bolster markets growth over the projection period.
  • Long-Term Growth Projection: R&D to offer immense growth opportunities to the market by opening a plethora of applications.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the Europe cardboard baler market registered a CAGR of 2.3%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 3.9% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Europe cardboard baler market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of cardboard baler based on cardboard type and the country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the cardboard type segment, the double wall cardboard sub-segment is estimated to reach a market share of 44.0% in 2023.

“Technological Advancement to Curve the Demand Pool”

With the growing e-commerce and delivery services across Europe, the region witnessed heaps of packaging waste entering landfills and harming the environment. The growing packaging waste especially of paper and cardboard at alarming rates needs to be managed effectively, for instance, from 2009 to 2020, paper and cardboard were the primary packaging waste material in the European Union, with about 32.7 million tonnes in 2020 only, followed by plastic and glass. Further, in 2020, packaging waste produced was anticipated at 177.2 kg per resident in the European Union the range may vary from 66.0 kg per habitant in Croatia and 225.8 kg per resident in Germany.

The growing cardboard waste creates a huge demand for solutions to manage and recycle it. Cardboard baler not only reduces the heaps or piles of cardboard but also manages it effectively, saves cost, reduces labor work, and saves space as well. This, in turn, pullulates the market’s growth.

“High Cost and Maintenance of Machinery: A Challenge to be Breached”

A cardboard baler machine typically costs between US$ 5.0 million and US$ 20.0 million. The level of the price is determined by the client-requested specifications and customization, which increases the product's cost. However, some producers or distributors offer lease programs for renting a baler, which significantly lowers the initial investment.

A cardboard baler is also a piece of heavy-duty equipment with hydraulic and electronic parts. This implies that routine maintenance is necessary for a baler to function properly. This adds extra cost for the end-users. This is a challenge to overcome.

Country-wise Insights

What are the factors driving the market’s growth across Germany?

In Germany, nearly every consumer experience involves some aspect of the packaging industry. Packaging is essentially unavoidable from purchasing packaged goods from supermarkets to getting parcels in the mail packaging is required at every stage. It is a way to make sure that products are safely transported and consumed in the proper manner.

Although the packaging is necessary, it also adds to waste and sustainability problems. Cardboard is widely used for packaging goods, hence, discarded packaging waste piles up and covers the space, most packaging material contains plastic and cardboard.

Hence, growing demand for packaging and stringent regulation across the country over plastic use bolster the demand for cardboard packaging as it is recyclable in nature and does not lose its strength. With the growing cardboard recycling, the demand for cardboard balers to manage the cardboard waste escalates during the forecast period.

Why is the UK cardboard baler market expected to be highly lucrative?

The growing consumption of paper and cardboard coupled with increasing initiatives to manage waste generated effectively provide immense growth opportunities to the market. Among 12.5 million tonnes of cardboard and paper used in the United Kingdom annually, about 45% is recycled, amounting to 5.6 million tonnes held from being sent to landfills.

The amount of paper and cardboard waste recycled would equal a 200-acre landfill. Thus, for managing cardboard waste at waste cardboard collection sites or related facilities cardboard balers are widely used, which in turn, bolsters the market's growth during the forecast period across the country.

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Category-wise Insights

Why is the top-loading cardboard baler leading the cardboard baler market?

Top-loading cardboard is gaining traction ad is estimated to account for the highest market share over the forecast period. It is a type of mini baler, which is smaller than a portable baler and loads cardboard from the top. It creates 90- to 130-pound bales and is efficient for businesses that produce low rates of waste cardboard. Top-loading mini balers have the ability to be preset to produce a particular size bale.

It is adapted widely across local waste cardboard collection stores or vendors, further, due to its small size and efficient working it has application across small business which generates cardboard waste regularly.

Why corrugated fiberboard is gaining traction over the forecast period?

Corrugated fiberboard, also referred to as cardboard, is a type of kraft paper that has been fluted with one or more flutes. Cardboard baler can bale any variety of corrugated fiberboard. Corrugated cardboard is widely used in packaging due to its unique design which in turn, preserves the products that are to be delivered or stored. Hence, the flourishing packaging industry bolsters cardboard baler sales during the projection period.

Key Stratagems by Market Players

Prominent market players in the cardboard baler market include Techgene Machinery Co., Ltd., MACBALER ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, Harmony Enterprises, and SHAANXI NICK MACHINERY EQUIPMENT CO. LTD, among others.

Manufacturers are engaged in enhancing revenue growth via after-sales services coupled with offering rental services and reselling of refurbished or used cardboard baler machines to meet the demand of small businesses. Customization and capacity expansion plays a crucial role as differentiating strategy which enables market players to lure customers and gain high-profit margins.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of cardboard baler positioned across countries, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Cardboard Baler Industry Research

  • By Product Type :

    • Cardboard Baler Tonnage
    • Horizontal Balers
      • Closed End Horizontal Baler
      • Open End Horizontal Baler
      • Two Ram Horizontal Baler
    • Portable Cardboard Balers
    • Top Loading Cardboard Baler
    • Vertical Cardboard Baler
      • Light Duty Vertical Baler
      • Medium Duty Vertical Baler
      • Heavy Duty Vertical Baler
  • By Components :

    • Conveyor Belts and Chains
    • Hopper Component
    • Hydraulic Systems
  • By Cardboard Type :

    • Corrugated Fiberboard
    • Single Face Fiberboard
    • Single Wall Fiberboard
    • Double Wall Cardboard
    • Triple Wall Cardboard
    • Paperboard Material
  • By Country :

    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • NORDICs
    • Portugal
    • Rest of Europe

- FAQs -

What is the Europe cardboard baler market size in 2022?

The Europe cardboard baler market is valued at US$ 208.4 million in 2022.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of cardboard balers increased at 2.3% CAGR.

How is the market for cardboard balers expected to fare going forward?

The demand for cardboard balers is anticipated to reach US$ 219.4 million by 2023-end.

Which country leads the cardboard baler market in 2023?

Germany tops the Europe cardboard baler market accounting for 25.0% market share in 2023.

Which country has the highest growth in terms of CAGR?

France accounts for the highest CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period from 2023-2033.

What are the factors driving the market’s growth over the forecast period?

Factors such as the growing paper and cardboard industry coupled with customization and technology, to augment the market’s growth.

Who are the key players in the market?

Eminent players in the market include Techgene Machinery Co., Ltd., MACBALER ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, Harmony Enterprises, and SHAANXI NICK MACHINERY EQUIPMENT CO. LTD, among others.

Europe Cardboard Baler Market

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