Food & Beverage Manufacturing

The European F&B manufacturing industry is a global leader, employing over 4.6 million individuals and generating an annual turnover of €1.1 trillion. Nevertheless, recent challenges such as Brexit, COVID-19, and supply chain disruptions have tested the sector. Accruent's innovative solutions are equipping organisations with advanced tools for asset management, IoT integration, energy management, and much more.

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F&B Manufacturing Industry in Numbers

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Innovating F&B Manufacturing: Solutions for Success


Centralised Document Version Control and Audit Trails

F&B companies need to maintain a secure and centralised repository for important documents related to food production, including specifications, quality control plans, safety plans, recipes, labels, standard operating procedures and more. These documents are expected to be updated, accurate, accessible, and compliant with industry standards and regulations. Meridian provides a single source of truth to:

  • Streamline document management
  • Ensure safety and compliance
  • Maximise company-wide collaboration
  • Achieve a single source of asset information

Optimise Maintenance Operations, Reduce Downtime, and Increase Efficiency

One of the most common challenges in the F&B industry is maintaining complex equipment. Downtime can lead to lost production time, lower efficiency, and increased costs while fragmented and decentralised legacy maintenance and inventory systems lack cohesive processes for tracking assets across departments. Maintenance Connection helps F&B plant maintenance teams:

  • Transition from reactive to preventive asset maintenance
  • Extend asset life
  • Maximise the ROI

Track and Trace Materials Through Supply and Manufacturing

IoT technology is enabling F&B companies to collate and analyse data from multiple sources, including sensors and devices. This data can be used to make data-driven decisions, optimise processes, and monitor food safety in plants and enable product traceability throughout supply chains. Vx Observe helps F&B companies:

  • Predict and prevent asset failures
  • Improve first-time fix rates
  • Maximise operational efficiency
  • Reduce equipment downtime and impacts

Real-Time Energy Management for Agility and Efficiency

Effective energy management in the F&B industry is not just a preference, but a business necessity as increased competitive pressures, tighter margins and rising energy prices are impacting companies’ profitability. Observe for Energy Management (AOEM) provides monitoring and targeting capabilities that can help F&B companies:  

  • Leverage contextual and comprehensive data
  • Optimise energy usage
  • Reduce overhead costs
  • Monitor and target energy consumption