Collaboration is vital to realise the opportunities
We have been working with leading food and beverage companies in the UK and internationally for over 60 years, improving their bottom line business results by helping them adapt successfully to new trends and technologies. In the UK today our multi-disciplinary teams are working with our clients to build connected digital operations of Industry 4.0.
cuts time and cost
A new 35m-high cold store in Cambridgeshire is Britain’s largest freezer with capacity for around 77,000 pallets. Cold store infrastructure presents a range of complex issues across disciplines. Royal HaskoningDHV’s multidisciplinary design services provided an integrated engineering solution, passing on time and cost benefits to the client. Alongside deep freeze functions, the facility is a highly efficient distribution centre for the nearby food factory.
Master plan for jam
Activities at a thriving and long-established jam manufacturer in Essex had resulted in ad hoc development on the company’s site over a hundred years. To successfully meet the demands of expanding operations over future decades, Royal HaskoningDHV prepared a design for a new sustainable and lean factory which allows for growth.
A game changer
A new state-of-the-art processing factory for a major meat-processing company uses Nereda® technology to treat wastewater. The company, which is a sustainability pioneer, chose Nereda® because it delivers high quality effluent at a low cost with a small footprint. To deliver high quality products and remain competitive, manufacturers need cutting edge, cost effective technologies like Nereda® - a game changer for the food industry.
Royal HaskoningDHV has solved wastewater treatment issues at a global beverage company’s production plant in the West Midlands. The introduction of its ABR® (Anti-Bulking Reactor) considerably improved performance, and ongoing support continues to deliver enhanced operations. By teaming up with Royal HaskoningDHV, the organisation has safeguarded business continuity and saved money on short-term fixes.
In pursuit of
Operational efficiency is vital for companies producing high-volume, low-margin products in a highly competitive market. A major UK sugar manufacturer is constantly exploring ways to optimise its production process and achieve 100% reliability. In these activities, Royal HaskoningDHV is a trusted partner, operating alongside in-house engineering teams to bring specialist technical knowledge as and when required.
Industry 4.0: Happening or hype?
(Summary from panel session Foodex 18 April)
During Foodex 2018 a discussion panel of four experts led by David Parkinson from Royal HaskoningDHV concluded that the industry needs to wake up to the opportunities and that it’s about much more than technology.
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