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ABB and Tetra Pak have joined forces to lower costs and slash environmental footprints for food and beverage manufacturers.

The joint energy assessment programme will examine an entire plant’s operations and make recommendations on the best ways to reduce energy consumption.

Pilot programmes indicate that it has the potential to cut carbon emissions for food and beverage manufacturing and reduce energy costs by 15 to 25 per cent, said Visar Krasniqi, group vice president, digital transformation at ABB.

“With this strategic collaboration, Tetra Pak and ABB will create and drive a leading manufacturing ecosystem to provide Tetra Pak’s customers with the most advanced digital solutions and services.

“Additionally, this will enable Tetra Pak’s customers to run ABB’s digital solutions and their operations with improved overall efficiency, flexibility and sustainability,” said Krasniqi.

Johann Nilsson, vice president at Tetra Pak, says the project will combine ABB Ability digital solutions with Tetra Pak’s food manufacturing expertise.

“There is a sense of urgency for all industries to reduce their environmental impact across their operations, and we are developing programmes together with our partners to reduce this impact for our customers and the overall industry.

“The plant assessment programme is an excellent example of an area where we have found and created opportunities for environmental savings,” he said.

The solutions are currently being displayed at Hannover Messe 2019.

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