Food

Global consumers are becoming ever more conscious about their lifestyle choices. Actemium advises on and builds innovative, value-added solutions that enable the industry to produce food in the most sustainable and eco-efficient ways possible.

As global food consumption grows, there’s a need for more production capacity and differentiation. At the same time, consumers want more transparency and quality for the same price. In this fast-changing world, it’s important to plan ahead so you can respond to market demands in an agile way. Actemium has the multi-technical expertise, process knowledge and innovative solutions to meet the challenge of providing food that’s both safe and fairly produced.

Operating at all levels of the industrial lifecycle, Actemium can support you to design new production facilities, as well as optimise and maintain your existing sites. Its dedicated experts can handle all aspects of consulting, engineering and manufacturing maintenance.

The food industry has grown to become one of the most important market segments for Actemium. It’s an area where the company has been optimising production environments for well-known food producers for decades.

Actemium looks at every stage of the production process with a critical eye. Its experts have deep domain and process knowledge right across the food processing industry, and can deliver high functioning, value-added technical solutions you can rely on 24/7. Actemium sees adaptive service and maintenance solutions as key to creating successful long-term partnerships.

Global partner, local support

Actemium’s dedicated network of business units provides global solutions with a local approach and can deliver value-added migrations and project execution worldwide.

Customer and sector challenges

With ‘functional’ food clearly on the rise, and consumers increasingly looking for healthy food that can boost immunity, Actemium can support the food segment to build new production facilities or transform existing ones. Through dedicated data analytics solutions, Actemium is also helping to create a safer, more digitalised, traceable food system to improve food safety, speed up possible recall response and ensure business continuity.

The challenge of avoiding disruption caused by complex, international supply chains will see a push for greater transparency and innovative intra-logistics solutions for which Actemium’s decentralised network is a perfect match. Its focus on eco-efficiency is set to help customers accelerate their transition to a more sustainable and secure food system.

Other big impact issues include:  

  • Plant digitalisation: especially the need to standardise MES-implementations to ensure a lean and consistent approach over different sites. The trend towards digital transformation, and an increasing reliance of organisations on IT for critical business functions and data, means that cyber-attacks are the most likely threat to your business continuity. Digital transformation and cybersecurity demand an integrated approach to maintaining it.
  • An increased need for flexibility when building and modifying plants: taking a modular approach makes it faster to set up, as well as easier to relocate – reducing total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Productivity improvements: in a competitive global environment, you are constantly being asked to do more with less. Now, more than ever, companies are asking their employees to become more productive, more efficient … more ‘lean’.
    Strategic planning, value stream mapping, reliability engineering, loss elimination – these phrases have become popular from the boardroom to the shop floor. But where does their value really lie? How do we make decisions that uncover value, eliminate loss and allow for proper strategic planning for the future?
  • Greater production flexibility to meet changing customer demands: for example, for products with less sugar – or organic foods that demand new product developments, flexible production runs, smaller production batches, multiple product types etc.
  • More stringent legislation: for example around allergies and intolerance, and track and trace requirements to meet food safety standards.
  • Sustainability: industries are increasingly using the carbon footprints of products and processes to steer their operations. This is driven by the pursuit of increased sustainability and in response to customer demands, as well as the potential for cost-saving and a stronger market position.

The Actemium advantage

Actemium is ready to help you overcome all current food market challenges, drawing on its many years of experience in the food segment. Its customer-centric solutions and advanced, multi-disciplinary expertise in process automation and optimisation keep added value and flexibility in focus at all times.

Key Actemium assets include extensive product training for all engineering and sales staff to ensure they’re up to date with the latest technologies and standards. Fully certified in-house cybersecurity experts ensure your protection at every stage. They also support Actemium’s work in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), applying data tracking technologies through multiple vendors, and when devising both in-house and multiple digital manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Actemium’s structured, standardised software blocks enable both rapid deployment and easy re-configuration. Standard templates allow for quick recipe and batch changes. Alongside expertise in track and trace applications, as well as batch and date tracking, Actemium’s in-house Certified TUV FS Eng personnel are expert in process and machinery safety.

Within Actemium, each business unit determines its strategy, focus and approach routes. At the same time, we increase and nurture our joint strength, especially within our food club. We also organize knowledge circles around customers and specific services or solutions, such as the MES club. They are all there to share knowledge. This leads to faster and better solutions for our customers. We find each other at the right times and in the right areas and can handle small jobs and very large projects. We are organized on a small scale in a large network.

jos van uden

director