Food Plant Engineering, Design, and Construction

Increase Efficiency and Your Return on Investment

Food Processing Industry Work

Food is one of life's most basic needs, and twenty-first-century shoppers want it faster, healthier, tastier, and more eco-friendly than ever before. DeJong Consulting will help you find ways to reduce waste, repurpose by-products, and increase your overall production, all while maintaining industry standards for food safety and cleanliness.

We work with you to find process efficiencies and equipment improvements to elevate your food processing to the next level. You'll see your ROI increase, your plant production soar and the amount of waste you produce dwindle. We put clients first, no side deals with equipment vendors, no pushing products you don't need. Just honest, creative problem-solving.

Our solutions include process consulting, plant design, project management, and equipment installation to support production line installation, product optimization, turnkey solutions, by-product recovery, and so much more.

Food processing plant equipment

Food Processing Plant Design

At DeJong Consulting, clients come for food plant engineering support when they face productivity issues such as high downtimes, staff requirements, bacteria counts, low margins, and wasted products. In the low-margin, high-volume food production business, it's the small inefficiencies that accumulate and often lead to failure, causing a "death by a thousand cuts" scenario.

From Recipe to Realization

As a full-service design and build engineering firm, we help our partners design plants, reduce waste, repurpose by-products, and increase their overall production, all while maintaining industry standards for food safety and cleanliness. We work both with existing plants and new turn-key builds.

We're a Solution Looking for a Problem to Solve

Do you have a plant project or sanitary process challenge? DeJong has the expertise to help. With years of experience, we can save you time and money by eliminating trial and error. Whether you need to improve an underperforming plant, solve a high bacterial loading issue, or build a new plant from scratch, DeJong can deliver quality results.

We will help maximize your food processing plant's productivity.  Kick off the discussion!

Food Plant Productivity Experts

How We Can Help

Many food production plants struggle with productivity inefficiencies because of a knowledge gap. For instance, we came across a plant that regularly discarded two days' worth of product due to high bacterial counts. The staff believed this was normal and nothing could be done to fix it. However, we knew that it was possible to solve the problem. In another case, a plant required to increase productivity, but their machines were underperforming due to transport inefficiencies. We replaced inefficient conveyors with more efficient ones, which instantly increased production and margins.

The problem with most food production plants is that they tend to stick with business as usual until they are forced to find alternatives. Unfortunately, by that time, the competition has already taken a considerable chunk of their margins. We are here to help food production plants solve these nagging problems that are killing their plants. You can lean on us as experts to provide outside advice and rethink your plant's man-hours, redesigns, and alternative solutions.

What We'll Do

The way food is produced is changing due to new farming practices and a growing world population. It's crucial for your organization to be prepared and capable of feeding people without compromising quality or nutrition.

We will help by finding ways to:

  1. Reduce waste
  2. Repurpose by-products
  3. Increase production while adhering to industry standards for food safety and cleanliness.

Through our strong industry partnerships, we can provide customized plant operations and process solutions that fit your plant's specific needs. At our company, we value sustainability, whether it's achieved by reducing waste or cutting utility costs. We work with you to identify process efficiencies and equipment improvements that will take your plant to the next level. You'll see your return on investment (ROI) increase, your plant production soar, and the amount of waste you produce decrease. We prioritize our clients and never engage in side deals with equipment vendors or push unnecessary products. Our focus is on honest and creative problem-solving.

Our solutions include process consulting, food plant design, project management, and equipment installation to support:

  • Production Line Install
  • Product Optimization
  • Product Recovery
  • Clean-in-Place Evaluation, Design, or Upgrade
  • Filling Lines
  • Turnkey Solutions
  • Industrial Refrigeration
  • Wastewater Collection
  • By-Product Utilization and Recovery
  • Sanitary Process Development

We strive to bring creative thinking and cross-industry innovation to the table as we work to solve customers' process and plant operations challenges. We have an excellent track record of applying our experience from working in biotech, agriculture, nutraceutical, and even industrial processes to the sanitary requirements for USDA/FDA-regulated food industry applications, inventing new product offerings in the process. There is no challenge too complex for our team to solve and no business too big or small for us to partner with. We particularly specialize in egg and dairy, as well as meat, biological fermentation, and beverage facilities.

Contact us today to elevate your food production processes!

Efficiency Redefined

Maximizing Productivity: The Essentials of Safe, Swift, and Scalable Food Production

In the realm of food production, efficiency reigns supreme. A well-designed food industry processing plant not only ensures safety and speed but also maximizes economies of scale. At DeJong Operations Management & Consulting LLC, we specialize in creating innovative solutions that safeguard employees, streamline processes, and enhance productivity.

Safety is paramount in food production. Our engineering expertise focuses on minimizing risks such as enclosed space activities and harmful chemical exposure. We prioritize sanitation to prevent environmental and cross-contamination issues, ensuring that your food remains safe and protected throughout the production process.

Moreover, our team excels in optimizing existing plants facing bottlenecks. By implementing efficient cleaning processes and sanitary designs, we can enhance throughput, reduce waste, and improve overall efficiency.

  • Why Speed Matters in Food Production

    Speed is not just about rushing through tasks; it's about maximizing output while maintaining quality. Faster throughput means greater production per square foot, leading to increased margins and reduced overhead costs. By leveraging speed, food processors can achieve significant economies of scale, minimizing raw material waste and maximizing profitability.

  • Designing the Future of Food Plants

    A well-thought-out facility design is essential for minimizing risks and ensuring efficiency. Our experienced team focuses on mitigating cross-contamination risks, optimizing human traffic flow, and adhering to industry regulations such as FDA, USDA, and FSMA standards. We understand the importance of automation in boosting productivity and reducing labor costs. By integrating smart automation systems, we create a more consistent and reliable manufacturing process.

  • The Power of Automation

    Automation is revolutionizing the food manufacturing industry, leading to greater efficiency and quality. Our designs incorporate cutting-edge automation technologies to minimize human intervention, reduce errors, and optimize production processes. With our expertise, you can stay ahead of the curve and embrace the opportunities presented by digitization.

  • Customized Solutions for Every Need

    At DeJong Consulting, we understand that each client is unique. That's why we offer customized solutions tailored to your specific requirements. From process flow optimization to energy efficiency, our comprehensive services cover every aspect of food plant design and operation.

  • Ensuring Food Safety and Quality

    Food safety is non-negotiable. Our sanitation systems are designed to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, minimizing the risk of contamination. We work closely with clients to navigate regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with industry standards.

  • Optimizing for Efficiency and Quality

    Efficiency and quality go hand in hand. Our process optimization techniques maximize yield per input while maintaining the highest standards of food quality. Through advanced analysis software and years of industry experience, we fine-tune your manufacturing process for optimal efficiency and consistency.

Ready to maximize your productivity and grow your ROI?  Get in touch with us!

In today's competitive landscape, efficient food production is essential for success. At DeJong Consulting, we combine expertise with innovation to create food processing plants that are safe, efficient, and future-ready. Partner with us to unlock the full potential of your food production operation and stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry.

Our team of specialists looks forward to working with you! Get a quote