Food and beverage
In the food and beverage industry, there are two competing factors that must be balanced in order to achieve success: increasing/maintaining market share and ensuring global sustainability. In a world experiencing significant population growth, there is more awareness than ever of raw material shortages and reducing waste and energy consumption. Yet the goal is not just to offer more affordable products, but also products that customers are happier to buy. Against this background, we are witnessing a new industrial revolution that relies on true integrated automation to pave the way to innovation in this unique industrial sector. This trend shifts the focus to new production criteria: optimizing machine and line flexibility, enhancing connectivity and improving performance. For end users in the food and beverage industry, these are the factors with the most significant impact on primary investment goals such as guaranteed return on investment, shorter time to market, reduced total cost of ownership, improved overall equipment efficiency and total predictive maintenance.
Thanks to its large and fully integrated hardware portfolio, unlimited application possibilities and an absolutely one-of-a-kind software engineering environment, B&R offers the extensive range of perfectly coordinated tools necessary to meet these goals. Whether hardware or software, you have the most advanced technology at your fingertips to design and implement the solution of your choice – whatever it may be.
In our dedicated food and beverage portal, we highlight the solutions that are guided by our comprehensive approach to industrial automation, not just when it comes to packaging, but in factory automation as well – and always without losing sight of the goals of end users.