Plant Assessments

Help F&B manufacturers improve processes and reduce production costs – from power and automation to digital readiness via a consultative approach or assessments – led by domain experts in a collaborative / co-creation manner.

Through our Plant Assessment process we discover and unlock value by means of a structured approach and a comprehensive on-site assessment. It covers all aspects of your production processes from power to automation and digitalization and helps ensure safety, reduce your production costs, increase your productivity as well as flexibility and reliability of your assets.

With our deep industry knowledge and automation expertise, we understand the needs of our customers and enable them to lead through safer, more productive and energy efficient operations. Moreover, with our portfolio of integrated automation solutions, combined with our suite of ABB Ability digital applications, lifecycle services and AI, we are driving the evolution towards more autonomous operations.

The F&B industry is facing:

    • Increasing pressure from competition

    • Disruptive new technologies (IoT)

    • Sustainability-sensitive consumers

    • Preference for locally produced food

    • Health-sensitive consumers

    • Demand for more variants

    • Disruption in retail (home delivery)

    Continuous as well as disruptive improvements in:

      • Safety & quality

      • Energy & sustainability

      • Cost

      • Productivity

      • Flexibility & capacity

      • Asset reliability

      • Compliance

      • Time to market

      • Business models

    A joint journey to identify and unlock value:

      • Site assessment

      • Benchmarking

      • Digital maturity

      • Proposal of measures & solutions

      • Quantification of the value (ROI)

      • Business cases & roadmaps

      • Along value steps & value levers

      We offer:

        • Process & domain expertise

        • Benchmark data from various F&B subsegments

        • Experience from 50+ assessments

        • Advanced digital technologies & hardware


Typical proven return: 20% OEE improvement and 10-20% cost reduction (energy, maintenance, etc.)

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