Quality Poultry Processing Blades: Key to Meeting Market Demands

Poultry processing is a class of its own. There’s demand for poultry throughout the year, whether it’s BBQ, wings, on pizza, chicken parmesan or the kids’ favorite, chicken tenders! And being it’s not a seasonal item like cranberries and pumpkins, there’s never really any downtime in poultry processing.

And it won’t be slowing down any time soon. According to the market research firm, ResearchAndMarkets.com, the meat and poultry processing equipment market is witnessing a strong surge, driven by technological advancements and increasing demand for processed meat products. The global market, which was $10.75 billion in 2022, was projected to grow to $11.79 billion in 2023, marking a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Looking ahead to 2027, the market is expected to reach $16.38 billion, a CAGR of 8.6%.

With this growth and demand comes a need to stay on top of trends and changes in this high-pressure marketplace, and of course, capitalize on the high interest. When you add increased automation to the equation, the result is the industry’s continued dependence on sharp, reliable, long-lasting poultry processing machine blades to continue safe, hygienic and efficient operations. Why? Because every step of poultry processing requires precision and efficiency – factors that make all the difference.

This is why a reliable supplier of poultry processing blades is critical.

Understanding the Past, Driving the Future

TGW has over 100 years of experience in providing quality industrial machine knives supported by personalized service and technical expertise to the packaging, processing, printing, and converting industries. In fact, TGW International is the largest supplier of machine knives to the poultry processing and packaging industry.

This means we have a thorough understanding of the industry. And we continue to expand our understanding through ongoing research, listening to customers, attending trade shows and conferences, and more. It also helps us be on top of current and anticipated future expectations and needs of a blade partner in the poultry processing market.

TGW, along with our sister company Leverwood Knife Works, recently introduced a new line of band saw blades and band knives for extensive use in food processing operations. For use in everything from protein to fruits, vegetables, breads and snacks, the new line is a natural addition to our extensive portfolio of food processing machine knives.

The saw blade line also has applications outside of food products. Products within the line can be used for cutting a variety of packaging materials, including corrugated, cardboard, plastic film, plastic sheet, and foam.

Optimizing Production

We believe, and often say, sharp blades make all the difference. This is because using TGW’s sharp, durable blades can help boost the number of birds processed per hour, minimize waste, reduce downtime and improve food safety.

Produced from industrial-grade stainless steel, TGW blades are heat-treated and precision-ground to ensure sharp, precise cuts, meeting all FDA guidelines and regulations. From circular slitters to leg cutters and wing blades to portioner cutters, our portfolio offers a solution for any processing cut need. And of course, we also have knives to suit your packaging needs.

We’re not only dedicated to providing the blade you need – we also focus on making sure you get it fast. Blades are shipped overnight from our robust inventory, or we can manufacture a custom, made-to-order (MTO) product within a few weeks. But rest assured, no corners are cut when it comes to quality. All our blades undergo a thorough inspection process before they are shipped.

Watch this video, or contact us, to learn more about our poultry processing blades.

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