Food & drink

Processing companies in this sector are faced with various challenges and opportunities such as:

  • Innovating new or modified products to satisfy consumer tastes.
  • Stringent regulatory compliance.
  • Narrow profit margins.
  • Pressure to minimise internal engineering costs.
  • Use of eco-friendly packaging materials.

RB Group is often chosen as a natural engineering consultancy partner due to our familiarity with sterilisation and aseptic processing, and our pharmaceutical expertise.


  • Long-term partnership with many clients.
  • Detailed design and EPCM of a:
  • major Somerset dairy soup powder line for Premier Foods
  • massive hydraulic press to extract and recover sugar cane juice for Tate and Lyle
  • Successful execution of several brewery projects.


  • Civil, structural, architectural, process, mechanical, electrical, control, automation.
  • Aseptic processing, sterilising, heating and drying.
  • Development and commercialisation of new or enhanced technology.
  • Handling and processing bulk liquids and solids products.

Various processes such as: 

  • Transferring bulk flour in a bakery
  • Colouring icing
  • Boiling soup
  • Frying potatoes
  • Chilling ice cream
  • Distilling gin
  • Puffing rice



RB Group provides support through part or all of the entire project lifecycle, thereby avoiding major pitfalls which can result in a project stalling.

Examples include:

  • Preparing cases for capital justifications and sanctioning.
  • Achieving planning permissions.
  • Obtaining approval from regulatory authorities such as the HSE, EA.
  • CDM.
  • Procurement.
  • Site services, logistics, infrastructure and supervision of sub-contractors ensuring adhesion to programme.