Industries We Serve

Food and Beverage Industry Solutions

2.10 Food and Beverage Industry Solutions

Veolia specialises in water and wastewater treatment, waste management and resource recovery as well as energy solutions for the food and beverage industry, providing our customers with the most efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions, whilst maintaining operational efficiency and maximum profitability.

 
The food and beverage industry of Australia and New Zealand is a major contributor to both commerce and employment, with a 26% share of Australia’s total manufacturing value. It is also known worldwide for continually providing the wider community with an enviable range of produce due to climatic differences across the continent.
 
 

 

Challenges for the Food and Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry, which includes: dairy, abattoirs and meat processors, bottled beverages, breweries, baked products, and flour and cereal facilities, continues to produce solutions driven by consumer demand – focusing on value, quality, availability and diversity. This constant demand raises a unique set of challenges that could affect operations and production, some of which include:
  • Fast changing industry conditions
  • Research and product development
  • Supply chain enhancements and efficiencies
  • Quality, safety and environment assurance
  • Competition from overseas manufactures
  • Sustainable packaging
  • High Australian dollar
  • Fluctuating commodity prices
  • Changing consumer trends: environmental, ethically sourced produce, healthy products
  • Saturated market
 

Plugging in Veolia's food and beverage solutions

Veolia works with many of Australia’s largest food and beverage suppliers, such as: Lion, Mars, Coca Cola, Fonterra and Nestle, and remains committed to closing the loop within the food and beverage supply chain, and diverting waste from landfill where possible.
 
We have a number of facilities across Australia and New Zealand dedicated to the recovery of waste, including waste-to-energy, bioreactor and composting facilities. We also have water treatment management systems, covering water as a food ingredient for industrial use, treatment of effluents, grease and sludge and recycling.
 
Waste Treatment Solutions
  • Site assessments, including NABERS Audits
  • Greenfield design/ development of waste/ recycling facilities
  • Service re-engineering, collection systems, on-site processing
  • Assistance in planning and approvals
  • Waste collection and resource recovery
  • On-site waste and recycling operators
  • Product destruction
  • Effluent and sludge management
  • Bin washing
  • Continuous improvement program
  • Waste education and training
  • Environmental and efficiency reporting
 
Energy Treatment Solutions
  • Site management – organisation, optimisation and management of services providers
  • Multi-technical maintenance – management and maintenance of energy systems, servicing, repairs and light work completion
  • Co-generation technologies
  • Tri-generation technologies
  • HVAC- heating and air conditioning
  • Preventative and corrective energy asset maintenance contracts
  • Installation, design, development and upgrading energy systems and energy equipment
  • Reporting on clients energy usage and reductions
  • Environmental Upgrade Agreements – enabling building owners to upgrade facilities using attractive financing structures to provide a cash-flow positive project, enabling energy, water or waste efficiency upgrades
 
Water Treatment Solutions
  • High quality drinking process water from groundwater
  • Boiler feed water production
  • Cooling water production
  • Effluent treatment and reuse, including treatment of oil, fat and grease
  • Services and maintenance, including decontamination and cleaning of cooling systems against legionella and other contaminants
  • Optimisation of water chemical conditioning
  • Certified products, services and equipment
  • Operations and maintenance of on-site water treatment facilities
 
*http://www.innovation.gov.au/industry/FoodProcessingIndustry/Pages/AustraliasFoodProcessingIndustryFactSheet.aspx