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Food & Beverage Industries

Beverage Production Plant Design & Construction

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We are pioneering processing solutions for award-winning beverage facility design

As the nation's foremost food and beverage design and construction firm, we at ĢƵ understand the critical importance of running an efficient and productive operation, especially for beverage processors. Whether you're involved in formulating and distributing bottled products like coffee or tea, milk, soft drinks, beer, water, or fruit juices, maintaining consistent and high-quality beverage production is paramount to meet consumer expectations.

Our portfolio proudly includes the design and construction of the world's largest dairy beverage plant, and we stand as the exclusive company to have designed and built two for Starbucks. One of these projects was even recognized by Food Engineering as one of its top sustainable food plants. Our experience and expertise in the beverage space position us as the unrivaled choice for meeting the unique needs of modern beverage processors, be it achieving LEED certification or enhancing productivity.

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I am proud of the thoughtfulness, commitment and quality of work ĢƵ has demonstrated through the design, construction and commissioning of our production facility. Teamwork is critical to any project; the Starbucks and ĢƵ teams worked well together to achieve a first-class production facility.

Brent Denniston, VP of Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality
Starbucks

Our commitment to excellence drives us to implement the latest technology and innovative processing methods and infrastructure systems for beverage facilities.

Clean in place (CIP) 

Clean-in-place technology allows for complete cleaning of tanks, piping or product lines without disassembly. Using CIP three to seven times a week means a food or beverage plant can save money and water while retaining optimal sanitation.

Dosing

ĢƵ’s comprehensive experience and skilled team members can evaluate your beverage production facility and find the ideal dosing system. Ensure clean, safe, efficient and repeatable production for a variety of products.

Filtering

Filtration is critical to any kind of beverage production, and ĢƵ can implement innovative filtering systems for your beverage processing facility to help remove impurities, improve product quality, and extend shelf life.

Sanitation

Avoid contamination of both goods and equipment in your beverage processing plant by making sanitation your top priority. Setting up a sanitation system that takes into account the ingredients, procedures, and processes of your facility is critical.

Controls

By applying our years of expertise to designing and crafting controls systems that are ideal for your beverage processing facility, ĢƵ can ensure that your plant operates at peak efficiency, profitability, and safety.

Automation

Automation means consistent uptime and steady performance with minimized operational costs, allowing for a more efficient and productive beverage facility. ĢƵ utilizes nonproprietary software and hardware for automation systems customized for you.

Refrigeration

ĢƵ knows refrigeration systems – and we know how to provide your beverage production plant with highly efficient, customized refrigeration solutions that ensure the optimal quality and safety of your product for consumers.

Packaging

ĢƵ aims to make sure the packaging process of your beverage product meets all standards for safety, sanitation, and quality. We can manage the procurement of equipment based on specific packaging requirements, increasing efficiency and design freedom.

Bottling

From storing and filling to swift sealing and labeling, bottling is a critical point of the beverage production process. Automation, hygiene protocols, and efficiency drive modern bottling operations, and ĢƵ can guarantee your beverage facility hits every mark.

Storage vats and tanks

Temperature-controlled environments, inventory management systems, and logistics ensure timely distribution and quality preservation for raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods.

Monitoring

Good monitoring systems are paramount for any food or beverage production facility. ĢƵ offers ongoing remote system monitoring and optimization to keep things running smoothly, safely, and efficiently.

Central utility plants

Central utility plants (CUPs) come with many complications which require highly experienced and skilled engineers to navigate and optimize, turning those complications into an efficient system to serve your particular needs. ĢƵ has solutions to help.

Palletizing / material handling

The need for efficiency doesn’t end when the product is bottled and labeled for shelves. Automated systems can optimize stacking and securing pallets, enhancing warehouse logistics and supply chain management.

Blow molding / bottle making

Besides being significant for branding and marketing, the bottle or container for a beverage also affects shelf life and freshness. ĢƵ offers solutions for plastic blow molding and bottle making based on the needs of your product.

Carton filling

ĢƵ’s innovative solutions can help you maximize efficiency of filling and sealing cartons. Quality control measures ensure accurate filling volumes, product integrity, and packaging sustainability to meet consumer demands.

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Our clients say

ٱé has had an ongoing business relationship with ĢƵ for approximately 10 years, and they have successfully completed several major industrial design-build construction projects in various locations ranging from $1 million to $140 million in value. The projects were executed in a professional manner and were delivered within the established schedule and budget. ĢƵ’s professionals have the experience, knowledge and skill sets necessary to properly design and execute large projects effectively.

Renato Becker, Sr. Project Manager
Nestlé
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Food Facility Efficiency: Assessments 101

The tools you need to improve your food or beverage plant’s efficiency. Discover how a facility assessment can benefit your business, which specific areas to examine to save you money, and what to look for in an assessment partner.

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In Their Own Words: Royal Cup’s Bold Aspirations & High Expectations

When Royal cup first sat down with ĢƵ on their expansion project they let them know they had bold aspirations and high expectations. ĢƵ was up to the challenge, listen to Bill Smith, president of Royal Cup, describe his experience in partnering with ĢƵ to achieve those goals and complete a plant in Birmingham, Alabama.

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