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Comprehensive technology and financing solutions for the Food & Beverage industry

Consumer tastes and preferences are constantly evolving and becoming more individualized. As a Food & Beverage manufacturer, you  have to consider various factors ranging from a consistently high level of product quality, plant availability, optimum resource efficiency, decarbonization goals, financial liquidity, and an increased need to maintain flexibility in production to meet individual customer requirements. In order to do so and create a lasting competitive edge, a holistic approach is necessary. Our integrated solutions for electrification, automation, digitalization, and financing empower you to #TurnTheTables on your pressing challenges.

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Challenges in the Food and Beverage industry

The Food and Beverage industry is a consumer-oriented market. On one side the consumer wishes for increasingly personalized products and services and on the other side, sustainability of products and production systems also

plays a major role. How can various stakeholder in the F&B industry leverage these trends into competitive advantages for the future?

We understand the pressures of sustaining a business in this new era

Optimal coordination between the ordering, manufacturing, and packaging processes enables production to react flexibly to these challenges. From research and development to logistics, from automation to energy supply systems and financing: you can benefit from our products & solutions to gain valuable competitive advantages to maximize flexibility, enhance productivity, minimize costs and make smart use of energy to reduce your carbon footprint and much more.

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Financing Solutions

Our financing solutions make it easier for you to implement technology

Having the latest technology brings exciting possibilities for your business. Our customized financing solutions enable you to acquire and implement new technology with a minimal upfront investment.

 

With affordable payments made over time, our financing solutions make budgeting for technology easier. You get all the benefits from the use of technology, while the assets in effect pay for themselves over time – all without using your capital or existing credit lines.

 

As your trusted technology & financing partners, we at Siemens make it easier for you to access the Food & Beverage technology your business needs and help you to achieve your business goals.

A wide range of customized financing solutions to meet your needs

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Regardless of your industry, Siemens offers the right technology and financing solutions to enhance your competitive advantage

Optimize Brewery production through modernization with flexible financing options

The market for beer products and the brewing industry are characterized by steep pricing and competitive pressures. In addition, effects of the coronavirus on social life are still clearly noticeable and consequences for the brewing industry are becoming increasingly clear. To compensate for declining sales, breweries have had to reduce their production costs and increase the efficiency of the brewing process. Production downtimes and beer wastage must be avoided and systems must be optimally utilized. Achieve this by using the modern BRAUMAT® V8 process control system. This process control system ensures high transparency, improved flexibility and optimum quality through the effective management of recipe-controlled processes. BRAUMAT® V8 is a highly scalable solution that can be extended from microbreweries to industrial breweries. Our attractive financing solutions help you to make investments even in economically difficult situations and thus to remain competitive.

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Answering the rapid changes in Soft Drink production

The soft drink market is characterized by frequently changing and often short-lived trends. To stay ahead of the competition over the long term, soft drink manufacturers must be able to rapidly adapt their production to new requirements at all times – and to always work efficiently and produce optimal quality. Automation and Digitalization with the Digital Enterprise portfolio gives them the flexibility they need to accomplish this while also boosting energy efficiency. Electrification, Automation and Digitalization solutions tailored specifically to the requirements of soft drink production along with Financing ensures reliable production processes and product quality that can be reproduced at all times.

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Opening up new potential for the Consumer Goods industry

The consumer products industry is going through more change than it has seen in the last 50 years. From food to cosmetics to household cleaners, there are 30 times as many new product lines launched each year as there were in the 1960s, with the numbers rising sharply since 2000.  Whether these new companies are growing to support the increasing population or introducing new products to satisfy the personalized demands of consumers and retailers, there are more consumer packaged goods than ever before. Many consumer products companies are seeing the complex needs for supporting current business, drain the innovation capacity of research and development organizations, just at the time when consumer demand for innovation is increasing.

 

As the megatrend of customization also extends to the consumer goods industry, demand for increasingly personalized and individualized products with extremely short delivery times and affordable prices is creating new challenges for manufacturers. With the holistic Electrification, Automation and Digitalization offerings across the entire manufacturing value chain along with Financing from Siemens, new approaches can be adopted in product development as well as packaging design.

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Offering new ways to personalize Dairy products

Today’s consumers are changing the way they order their groceries, they ask for individualized products for the same price as mass products – and they want these products immediately and are not willing to wait. The range of different flavors and product variants has never been greater, not least because of the increased health and fitness awareness of today’s consumers.

 

Other food trends can also be identified such as low fat, low carb, and personalized nutrition, meaning special food for people who have to avoid some ingredients like lactose or gluten.

 

The dairy sector is characterized by high-cost sensitivity and mass production, with a continuous need to maintain highest quality control. While innovative packaging needs and a growing variety of flavors are increasingly shaping the market. To meet all general and customer requirements, automation and digitalization is providing the dairy industry with new ways to optimize dairy plants and the entire value chain. Based on our extensive Digital Enterprise portfolio along with our range of products, systems and solutions designed specifically for the dairy industry, both process and discrete workflows for dairy processing can be optimally coordinated along with customized financing solutions. This lowers costs while maximizing quality and increasing flexibility.

Solutions for Cattle Feed: Food that has been specially adapted to the needs of the animals ensures that health and growth are optimally supported in every phase of life. Here, the precise dosage and mixing of raw materials and feed additives is crucial. Data from the stables play an important role in the rearing process. These data, which are provided by IoT-enabled equipment, help to monitor the health of the animals or make growth forecasts. Data are also important during processing, for example to ensure traceability and quality control, to ultimately make it possible for retailers and consumers to trace the origin of a product and its production conditions.

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Unlock the potential in the bakery industry

Growing product diversity on the one hand, increasing cost pressure on the other hand: to be successful in the bakery industry it takes a production that’s equally flexible and economic. Digitalization can help to create consistent automation, from raw material intake to shipping, from field to ERP level. With our extensive Electrification, Automation, Digitalization and Financing offerings you benefit from efficient workflows that enable highest quality, efficiency and productivity to reduce your cost pressures and much more.

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Efficiently producing Edible Oil

Due to low margins, companies in the edible oil industry are looking for new solutions to increase the efficiency of production. Digitalization with the Digital Enterprise portfolio offers suitable answers: Simulation can save valuable time during commissioning. The analysis of operating and process data helps to optimize processes, plan maintenance measures, and make sound business decisions. Higher yields, improved energy efficiency, and the more frugal use of resources all help to reduce overall operating costs over the long term. Companies become digital enterprises by integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain. For every step from developing a new product to continuously optimizing a plant, Siemens provides a coordinated portfolio of hardware and software along with customized financing.

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Feeding a growing population with sustainable Aquaculture

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the earth. Only 2 to 3 percent of the global food production comes from the oceans. Still, the oceans are dramatically overfished. More than 100 million tons of fish are consumed worldwide – more than the fish population can produce. In order to produce sufficient animal protein from seafood in a sustainable way, aquaculture is becoming increasingly important.

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Addressing the growing challenges for controlled farming industry

The food industry is facing growing challenges because of the constant increase in the world’s population. There will probably be ten billion people on the Earth by 2050 – and what will they eat? It isn’t only cultivable land that is in short supply; water is also becoming scarcer. With traditional watering, most of the water doesn’t reach the plant at all. New ways of smart farming are needed to react to the increasing pressure on the food industry.

With our holistic Electrification, Automation, Digitalization and Financing solutions you can address some of the pressing challenges like:

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