Food & Flavors Projects

Solving Manufacturing’s Toughest Challenges

Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Food & Flavors industry:


  • Performed constraint analysis and provided recommendations for improving sugar distribution to various packaging equipment (improved productivity by 10%)
  • Developed project for Ion Exchange, including: process flow and plant layout; environmental requirements; preliminary cost estimate and preliminary justification
  • Performed design analysis on conveying equipment to improve total product flow and equipment reliability
  • Managed numerous plant layout projects for packaging systems, including sugar delivery systems and the configuration of structural towers and mezzanines
  • Performed FMEA and developed a repair method for vibratory screener supports
  • Investigated, evaluated and installed moisture sensing transducers
  • Developed the configuration and mechanical design details required to implement chemical suppression and isolation equipment on dust collectors, powder mills and bucket elevators
  • Designed system and collection points and equipment layout, including elevated enclosure for several new dust collectors


  • Configured numerous palletizers and pellet baggers (six installations)
  • Developed coal handling/storage configuration
  • Developed automated feed for two stoker type boilers
  • Developed solutions for containing dust for fly ash loading into trucks
  • Designed potassium chloride storage, conveying, screening and packaging system
  • Restored proper operation of large existing dust collection system (two systems)


  • Investigated, designed and implemented upgrade of biomass filter used for odor control


  • Developed process improvements for beverage concentrate filling line
  • Developed process and scope of work for power distribution required to support additional flavor manufacturing cell

Food Additives

  • Investigated sanitizing procedures/methods
  • Designed and installed dust collection system for dry blending
  • Investigated and configured central vacuum system

Other Food & Flavoring Industry Projects

  • Investigated solids flow process problem for proprietary cryogenic grinding process and designed solution
  • Investigated low line utilization for high-speed bottling line
  • Investigated dust capture for proprietary cryogenic grinding process
  • Investigated and designed proprietary sauce production line
  • Selected equipment, designed line layout and prepared cost estimate for product conveying, case sealing, palletizing and wrapping equipment
  • Performed Root Cause Analysis of package overflow that was occurring during filling of oriental sauces
  • Performed problem/opportunity resolution on rice vinegar filling line (achieved 45% rate improvement)
  • Conducted technical mediation between beverage manufacture and equipment supplier



We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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