Food, Beverage & Dairy

Water is a critical resource in the food & beverage market where increasingly demanding environmental requirements have given rise to new technologies and working practices to create a more sustainable way of operating food & beverage plants.

The challenges in the food & beverage market typically concerns:

  • reduce the water intake from wells or municipalities and reduce wastewater discharge costs.
  • reuse wastewater for process cleaning purposes and reuse process water from pasteurization lines and cooling water towers.
  • recover resources to use them as an energy source, heat source or sell them as fertilizer.

With solid and smart solutions for sustainable water use and resource recovery, Nijhuis helps to turn a cost center into a profit center to meet the increasingly demanding sustainability requirements, lower the environmental footprint, combine productivity and energy efficiency and reduce life cycle cost at the same time.

Our concepts and systems are based on our broad experience and application knowledge within the global industry. The technological solutions are developed by multidisciplinary, specialized teams combining the experience of our global engineering and research teams based on state-of-the-art technologies and a wide range of tailor-made services.


Food, Beverage & Dairy:
Our reference base includes clients from multinational to local companies across the following industries:

  • Breweries, distilleries and wineries.
  • Soft drink and beverage producers.
  • Convenience and food processing.
  • Potato and crisps processing.
  • Dairy processing.
  • Edible oil processing.

Meat, protein and agricultural processing
Nijhuis has years of experience in designing complete wastewater and manure treatment plants and recovery of energy plants in the market, turning waste, wastewater and manure into value across the following industries:

  • Fish, meat and poultry processing.
  • Agricultural waste, manure and digestate and biogas processing.