Heavy Machinery: Food

Food Machinery

Sourcing food machinery from China is a great way to get your commercial food operations in order with high-quality and excellent prices. However, clients are often hesitant to attempt to source machinery from China, but partnering with Kanary makes it easy. We find factories that are a perfect fit, handle shipment, and even work as a liaison between you and your supplier to calibrate and install machinery.

Kanary Can Source Any Food Machinery

Kanary can find a factory for any food machinery you need, so contact us if you don't see your preferred product on this page. Our experts know how to search for, vet, and find suppliers for niche business needs. Call us or fill out our webform, and we'll get started on finding you the perfect factory.

Ice Cream Vending Machines
Refrigerated vending machines for pre-packaged ice cream products, ice cream dispensing, and other frozen treats.
Sushi Vending Machines
Refrigerated vending machines for dispensing sushi without damaging product. Compatible with other refrigerated foods and unique customizations are available.
Frozen Food Vending Machines
Frozen food vending machines, compatible with ice cream, pre-made meals, desserts, and more. Can be customized or bought as standard designs and compatible with branded designs.
Wall-Twist Vending Machines
Wall-twist vending machines for candies, chips, room-temperature stable food, and more. Available features include touch-screen selection, and machines can be built to spec.
Refrigerated Vending Machines
Refrigerated vending machines for cold foods, including ice cream, sandwiches, fruit, and more. Available in standard or custom designs and can be catered to specific product types.
Hot Food Vending Machines
Vending machines for hot food dispensing, including hot sandwiches, pizza, soups, and more. Available in standard and custom designs and are compatible with branded graphic design.
Pizza Making Vending Machines
Vending machines that are fully-automatic, making pizzas-to-order with a variety of toppings. Available in standard and custom designs and can be fitted with branded graphics.
Cotton Candy/Candy Floss Vending Machines
Fully-automated candy cotton (or candy floss) vending machines. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, compatible with custom graphic designs, and can be custom fitted as needed.
Sandwich Vending Machines
Vending machines for fresh sandwiches, available in a variety of dispensing styles. Can be customized to handle specific sandwich products or other food items.
Tortilla Chip Production Line Machines
Large-scale production line for tortilla chips. Available in multiple customizations, and can be made to produce similar products, including banana chips and corn chips.
Spring Roll Wrapping Machines
Semi and fully-automatic spring roll wrapping machines for industrial use. Can also be made to produce dumplings, egg rolls, and other similar food products.
Precision Filling Machines
Industrial precision filling machines for beverages. Compatible with multiple beverage types and can be fitted for cans, glass, or PET bottles.
Chocolate and Cream Pre-Refiner and Refiner Machines
Pre-refiner and refiner machines for high-quality chocolate and cream production. Available in multiple capacities and be customized for multiple product types.
Potato Chip Production Line Machines
Large scale, industrial production line machines for potato chips. Compatible with multiple companion machines, including baggers, and can be customized according to business needs.
Nut Sorting Machines
Machines designed to de-shell and sort pistachio nuts for large volume production. Available in multiple capacities and customizations.
Multi-Purpose Empanada and Samosa Machines
Automatic machines for empanada, samosa, and other pocket pastries. Ideal for large volume production, and can be designed to fit unique specifications.
Industrial Single-Stir and Double-Stir Mixers
Industrial single and double-stir mixers and blenders for a wide range of food products. Available in multiple sizes, capacities, and can be custom designed and produced.
Fully Automatic Liquid and Paste Packing Machines
Industrial liquid and paste packing machines for single-use condiments, personal serving juices, popsicles, and other food products.
Vegetable Sorting Machines
Large-scale, commercial vegetable sorting machines, which can be fitted with multiple features, including weigh scale and washing apparatuses. Can be used for vegetables and fruits.
Fruit Sorting Machines
Industrial fruit sorting machines, compatible with weighing and washing features. Can be used with multiple fruits and vegetables.
Form Fill Seal (FFS) Packaging Machines
FFS packaging machines available in multiple production volume capacities, bag size specifications, and user-friendly controls.
Chocolate and Candy Feeding Systems
Robust feeding systems for chocolate and candy products, including automatic feeding systems, multiple packaging systems, and more.
Food-Grade Filling Machines
Semi and fully-automatic food-grade filling machines for multiple liquids. Can be used for bags, bottles, or any kind of needed container.
Wafer Roll Machines
Large-scale fast picking machines, available as single-unit or multi-unit pickers. Can be customized as needed and are compatible with other assembly line machines.
Wafer Roll Machines
Industrial wafer roll machines for high-volume production. Can be customized to create other related food products, like ice cream cones and other sweets.
Egg Roll Making Machines
Semi and fully-automatic ice cream cone making machines. Can be fitted to produce other food products, including wafers and other similar sweets.
Egg Roll Making Machines
Industrial egg roll making machines for mass production and excellent aesthetic appeal. Available in multiple sizes, features, and other customizations.
Chocolate and Candy Distribution Systems
Multiple systems for handling chocolate and candy products and feeding products into companion assembly line machines.
Commercial Walk-in Freezers
Large, commercial walk-in freezers in standard designs and custom requests. Multiple sizes, capacities, and features available.
Commercial and Industrial Pizza Ovens
Commercial and industrial pizza ovens for restaurant or factory use. Available in multiple sizes and capacities, and can be made-to-order.
Commercial and Industrial Ovens
Large-scale commercial and industrial ovens for multiple applications, including drying, dehydrating, and convection cooking. Available in a variety of designs, including custom specifications.
Carton Machines and Tray Formers
Industrial, assembly line carton and tray formers, which can be configured to create trays and cartons in a variety of shapes and designs.
Automatic Carbonated Beverage Mixer
Industrial beverage mixer for flavored drinks and juices mixed with CO2. Available in a variety of capacities and compatible with cans, glass, or PET containers.
Canned Food Vertical Autoclave
Commercial autoclave for canning food. Machines are certified to meet canning regulatory requirements for food safety.
Biscuit and Cookie On-Edge Sorting Machine
Commercial sorting machines for cookies, biscuits, and other sweet or savory baked goods. Machines can be made to specifications or customized as needed.
Bottle and Packaging Lines
Automatic bottle and packaging lines for water, carbonated beverages, and juices. Compatible with plastic and glass bottles and can be customized as needed.
Blow Molding Machines
Industrial blow molding machines for water bottles, carbonated beverages, and more. Multiple molding options available, including stretch molding.
Bag-in-a-Box Machine
Industrial bag-in-a-box machines for wines. Machines create bags, bag wine, and place bags in cardboard boxes.
Automatic Wafer Stick Production Line Machine
Production line wafer stick machines available with multiple injection methods available. Compatible with multiple ingredient types and can be made to specific customizations.
Automatic Fresh Meat Cutting Machine
Fully automatic fresh meat cutting machines for commercial or industrial use. Can be made to be compatible with multiple kinds of meat, with additional customizable features available.
Automatic Donut Making Machines
Commercial donut making machines for traditional yeast donuts. Multiple donut shapes available, as well as electric or gas models.
Automatic Chicken Egg Peeling Machines
Automatic egg peeling machine for chicken, duck, and quail eggs. Multiple capacities available and can be customized with multiple features.
Auto-Bagging Equipment
Available in semi and fully-automatic versions and can be sourced to accommodate a large range of food products, including rice, other grains, candies, and chocolates.
Rice Grain Color Sorting Machine
Rice grain color sorting machines in multiple configurations and styles. Can be fitted to sort coffee beans, other grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Shrink Wrap Machines
Manual, semi-automatic, and fully-automatic industrial shrink wrap machines for large-scale application. Can be customized as needed and can be fitted to be part of a general assembly line.
Horizontal Wrap Machines
Horizontal wrap machines for a wide range of food applications, including large products, frozen foods, chocolate products, and baked goods. Available in multiple capacities to fit niche business needs.
Cooling Tunnels
Industrial cooling tunnels for chocolates, candies, and more. Compatible with other assembly line systems and available in multiple sizes and features.
Chocolate and Candy Products Coater
Industrial coaters to cover hard or soft candies, nuts, dried fruit, and other common candy centers. Can be used with chocolate or the candy of your choice.

Sourcing Food Machinery: Step-by-Step


Determine Specific Food Machinery Needs

Before Kanary begins the search for a supplier, our experts make sure to understand exactly what you need. Our team gets the precise specifications you need, and we confirm any and all certifications required to import and operate your preferred machinery.


Step 2: Find a Food Machinery Supplier

After Kanary determines exactly what you need, we get to work to find a China factory that's the best fit. Our team creates a candidate list of 30-50 factories, and then we narrow it down based on how closely their experience matches your needs, pricing, lead times, and engineering capability (if you need a custom machine).


Supplier Vetting

Kanary will narrow the list of candidates to 3-5 choices, and then we begin an extensive supplier vetting process. Kanary physically visits factories, performing inspections and building relationships with factory owners and managers. This is the step where we confirm a factory is able to meet required certifications for export, including safety regulations regarding specific food machinery.


Machinery Production

After a final supplier choice is made, production begins under Kanary's supervision. With Kanary's on-site presence, we're positioned to quickly respond to production issues and consult with factory owners and you to determine solutions to production problems. Kanary also reinforced quality control protocols to make sure no corners are cut.


Machinery Shipping and Customs

Once production is complete, Kanary handles packaging, booking a container, and managing sea freight shipment. Our team also helps navigate clearing customs, helping you to understand what issues arise and the best way to handle delays. Once your product has cleared customs, we handle domestic freight shipping to the final destination.


Final Delivery and Customer Service

If you have questions or concerns about your machinery upon final delivery, Kanary remains available to help facilitate communication between you and your factory. Our team works to make sure that communication remains easy and clear, and we can communicate questions or concerns you may have to your supplier partner, as needed.

Kanary: Food Machinery Sourcing Specialists

Kanary has helped businesses source food machinery from China for years, and we take the guesswork out of finding a supplier. The result is incredibly high-quality, safe food machinery at prices that make sense. Fill out our webform, and we'll be in touch on getting you the food machinery that's the perfect fit for your business.

Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Food Machinery FAQs

How much does a commercial dehydrator cost?

The cost of a commercial dehydrator can vary widely depending on all kinds of factors, including overall size, what is intended to be dehydrated, and any additional features you need for your dehydrator. 

If you're concerned about price (but want to be sure you don't compromise on quality), sourcing your food machinery from China is a great option. The manufacturing industry in China is robust, but there are also a number of suppliers that will end up being a poor fit (either due to their expertise or due to general low-quality production). 

If you're interested in seeing what China has to offer, we encourage you to work with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to eliminate the guesswork in finding and partnering with a China factory.

Where can I buy a commercial dehydrator?

Businesses have multiple options when considering buying a commercial dehydrator:

  • Direct domestic sales: There are companies that specialize in making commercial dehydrators often sell directly to businesses. Keep in mind that you may not be able to get a machine customized to your specific preferences, and you may pay a premium for certain, name-brand machines. 
  • Resellers/used: Plenty of platforms and businesses offer used commercial dehydrators for sale, which is a good way to get a good price on a machine. However, quality and longevity may be an issue, and used machines may need to have significant repairs before they're in working order. 
  • China sourcing: Another way to buy commercial dehydrators (and other food machinery) is to source them directly from China factories. This is a great method to get a high-quality, potentially customized, machine at a great value. However, how good of a machine your source is directly related to the quality of the factory you find, so inexperienced businesses should consider working with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to find a supplier that's a good fit. 

How do shrink wrap machines work?

While exactly how a shrink wrap machine works will vary depending on the features provided, though the general process is as follows: 

  • Shrink wrap film is fed through a dispensing reel (usually by machine), where the film is cut and loosely placed over the food. 
  • From there, some shrink wrap machines will have a sealer to create an airtight seal with the shrink wrap. Other machines will skip this step and move straight to the next. 
  • The plastic-wrapped food is then moved to a heating section, either by rollers or a conveyor belt, where heat is used to tightly seal the shrink wrap to the food in question. 
  • The belt or rollers then moves the tightly-wrapped food out of the heating area to a receiving area where the product can be prepared for packaging or labeling.

What is food machinery?

Food machinery refers to any commercial or industrial machines used in preparing or processing food. Generally, food machinery is aimed at efficient mass production that aims to automate traditional tasks (for example, slicing machines or bagging machines). It can also refer to machines aimed at assembly line production, like cooling tunnels.

How fast do cooling tunnels work?

Cooling tunnels may seem complex, but their function is very straightforward. Food that needs to be cooled (for example, chocolate products), will be fed through a conveyor belt or rollers through a tunnel. In that tunnel, ambient air (not chilled air) is blown on the food products, helping them to cool and harden. 

By the end of the tunnel, the product is ready for further handling and packaging. 

Is it safe to source food machinery from China?

Yes, it is safe to source food machinery from China, just as long as you choose a reputable, trustworthy supplier. This is why partnering with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, is so important, on top of general quality concerns. We can make sure that a factory is safe and well-equipped to create the specific kind of machinery you need. 

What is a horizontal wrap machine?

Horizontal wrap machines are designed for food products that are sold in bags. They perform three functions in a smooth motion:

  • Creating a bag
  • Filling the bag with food
  • Sealing the bag

Horizontal wrap machines are highly sought after by commercial food operations because they create a high volume of products with consistent quality. 

What certifications does food machinery need for operation in the U.S.?

The FDA has strict requirements for certification of food machinery, and there are multiple nonprofits that provide certifications that the FDA recognizes. Some of those organizations include:

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