AGROTEC SPA - Management Consultants in Rural Development and Enviroment

Food design

Agrotec Design of food process and handling systems and facilities:

AGROTEC has acquired a vast experience in the food sector, both in terms of technical assistance services as well as supply of equipment, and the Design of the whole process flow of commodities from origin to destination, through transport, handling process and bagging and delivering.

The objectives of designing  a functional food handling facility are to maximize and optimize the resources and the cost efficiency of food process facilities, as, from a practical point of view the proper design of the facilities will ensure the functionality and efficiency of the systems operated, and, from another one, the highest hygiene levels applied to the food chain.

Design means functionality, design means the adequate choice of equipment, design means up to date technological developments in the delicate field of food process and handling. Our specific Design sector is meant to know the origin and type of commodities, their particular treatment and conservation as well as the whole food chain from origin to consumer market.

In order to ensure safe food and adequate conservation programs, the facilities and surroundings where food processing and handling operations are conducted must be designed according to sound sanitary design principles, and best industry practice standards. 

AGROTEC’s expertise comprises: Projecting and Calculating  the Design of the project to the contractors from a food flow point of view, with particular regard to food origination, treatment, handling, conditioning, storage, processing, packaging and delivery.

In this sector, AGROTEC is able to provide a wide range of expertise activities: 

  • MASTER PLANNING: from Master planning to mass flow of the facility project, to design the whole food  flow from vessel arrival to final packet delivered to the market together with the calculations of volumes, speeds and capacities of each one of the components of the facility;
  • PROCESS DESIGN: fully functional and efficient facilities for the unloading of food commodities, their correct transport and manipulation for the accommodation into storage silos and warehouses, the forwarding to process plants, bagging, bottling and packaging plants and the final redelivery on to road transport for internal consumption for various commodities;
  • MARKET RESEARCH: Verification of consumption for each commodity, Mass Balance, Process Flow Diagram, Specification of applicable codes;
  • PROCUREMENT: Procurement services of processing plants, handling equipment and laboratory instrumentation for quality control of commodities; 
  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Assessment and review of all technical submissions by the Client’s vendors vis-a vis approved design;
  • DESIGN AND PLANNING: Creation of the Master Plan, and of the Spatial requirements and System for Food Grade compliance;
  • OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT: Design of the Operational handling systems flow for Marina and on-shore transportation and storage:  Ship-to-shore cargo handling, Liquid bulk ship interface system, Horizontal transport (conveyor), Horizontal transport (rubber tired), Horizontal transport (pipeline), Pumps, Bagging and Bottling;
  • STRATEGIC DESIGN: Creation and development of high level strategy on how the Client wishes to originate, transport, handle off load, store and reload specific commodities through the logistics and equipment to meet storage needs; 
  • LOGISTICS DESIGN: Identification of the Optimum vessel cargo size and scheduling of vessel visits; or alternatively land truck transport or air cargo transport according to the type of commodity to be handled.
  • STORAGE: Design of silos, warehouses, sheds, cold stores and other with calculation of capacity to cater for the arrival of commodities including buffer storage;
  • PROCESS: Design of the Process flow and throughput to be integrated with the vessel arrival and transit storage solutions;

Agrotec delivers fully integrated project designs to meet the requirements of the food chain industry, trade and process, as well as strategic projects for private companies and Governments.

Our expertise starts from Cultivation and ends up on consumer market shelves.

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