Food & Drink

SECTORS – FOOD AND 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

Hence, R B Plant are often chosen as a natural engineering consultancy partner due to our familiarity with sterilisation and aseptic processing and whose pharmaceutical expertise is a major asset.

Here are some of the benefits of partnering with R B Plant:

TRACK RECORD

  • Long-term partnership with many of the following 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

PROJECT, COMMERCIAL AND LOGISTICAL EXPERTISE

R B Plant provide support through part of or the entire project lifecycle thereby avoiding major pitfalls which can result in a project stalling. Some examples are:

  • 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

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • 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 

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