3 Features Custom Food Processing Equipment Needs

Custom food processing equipment provides a slew of benefits to those in the food manufacturing space. Automation alone has been a game-changer for the industry, but tweaking machines to perfectly align with your manufacturing process can eliminate bottlenecks and maximize productivity. The food manufacturing space has struggled with staffing issues for decades – a report […]

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Food Manufacturing

In a country with over 180 million dogs and cats, it’s no wonder that pet food manufacturing is a highly lucrative industry. Pet food is produced in many different forms, from kibble, to wet food, to freeze-dried options, and is specially formulated for domestic animals. The manufacturing process for pet food is similar to the […]

Features of the Best Food Service Equipment

If you’re upgrading your food service facility or opening a new restaurant, it’s important to have the best food service equipment for the job. Finding the best equipment is just as important as hiring the right personnel or sourcing high-quality ingredients. With so many options on the market for food service items, it’s important to […]

As COVID-19 Subsides, Should I Rearrange Food Manufacturing Equipment?

After the impact of COVID-19 on the food industry, it’s essential for companies to prioritize consistent quality and worker’s safety in the post-pandemic world. In order to remain part of a competitive market, manufacturers need to focus on safety and sanitation as they expand and rearrange production lines. Wondering if you should rearrange your food […]

What COVID-19 Taught Us About the Food Manufacturing Industry

The food manufacturing industry was hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. Demand for food didn’t change in any statistically significant way over the course of the pandemic, yet many manufacturers had to completely reinvent how they understood their business. As Americans emerge from quarantine restrictions and return to “life as before” savvy manufacturers are […]

Should Food Manufacturing Outsource Their Research and Development?

The bread and butter of food manufacturing comes from processing and selling their product to retail grocery stores, but changing tastes have forced many to consider how much they allocate to changing their recipes – when should food manufacturers outsource their research and development out of house? The answer to that question largely boils down […]

Pros and Cons of In-House Maintenance vs. Hiring Contractors

Food manufacturers find themselves on a tight budget: choosing to use in-house maintenance or hiring contractors is a critical decision for an industry that has to contend with its profit margins. Today, industrial plants are embracing automated systems to accelerate production speed and minimize labor costs. Plants have always prioritized improving the turnaround time and […]

Thinking About Automation in Food Manufacturing? Start Here!

Automation improves competitiveness in any industry, and the food manufacturing sector is no different. When you automate a food processing plant, you eliminate the scope of waste, improve efficiency, and expand profit margins. The resulting cost savings can be diverted to improving business processes and R&D. Additionally, food businesses that automate their production, packaging, and […]

Will Automation Replace Jobs in the Food Industry Over the Next Decade?

The food industry has always been defined by slim profit margins. In addition, much like other manufacturing industries, food processing has resisted the push to adopt more automation as a means to boost efficiency, improve productivity, save costs, and become more competitive within the market. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and employee wages have proved a […]

What is the ROI on Automation in Food Manufacturing?

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Making the switch to automation in your food manufacturing practices can feel like a daunting task. While there’s no doubt automation makes production more efficient, it can feel overwhelming to hit your ROI (return on investment) when adding expensive new equipment to your business. Here are a few of the major ways automation contributes to […]