Water Bottling Machinery and Equipment Appraisals
Collateral Evaluation Associates, Inc. (CEA) is an experienced water filling and bottling machinery & equipment appraiser, and is also qualified to appraise industrial fluid filling and packaging machinery & equipment.
CEA recently appraised a water bottling operation. The subject items appraised included blow molding machinery & equipment, water purification machinery & equipment, rotary filling and capping machinery & equipment, labeling machinery & equipment, and packaging machinery & equipment.
Appraisal Observations: The industry was in decline during a brief period of low demand due to falling disposable incomes and increasing scrutiny about environmental impacts during the Great Recession. The industry is recovering, as consumers are resuming their purchases of bottled water. Additionally, the industry’s adoption of eco-friendly practices will likely persuade environmentally conscious consumers to buy its products, while making operators more efficient at the same time.
Appraisal Conclusions: Greater demand for bottled water has as positive effect on the water bottling machinery and equipment appraised. The items appraised included newer reverse osmosis water purification machinery & equipment, rotary filling and capping machinery & equipment, and labeling machinery & equipment. These items are standard to the industry, and have high value. The blow molding machinery & equipment, although somewhat older, also has higher value. Other items such as depalletizers, palletizers, conveyors, etc., are older and have lower value.