Food and Beverage Factory
Realization of Clients' Needs
Obayashi Group provides food and beverage factories which meet the clients' needs through custom engineering management.
By assembling a project team from our professional, well-experienced staff, and then establishing communication with the client, Obayashi Group realizes the concepts of the client. Through "custom engineering management*1", Obayashi Group realizes the clients' needs.
*1 Custom Engineering Management
Our engineering technique, which places emphasis on the satisfaction of the clients, not only by offering standard technology, but also by offering technology which is best suited to clients' needs through several proposals and examinations based on clients' needs.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
Solutions and Methods
Meeting the various needs of food factories
Flow Line Planning, Zoning
Due to the wide variety of fresh foods produced, planning of a specific flow line for raw materials, products and people, and clear zoning for sanitary areas were designed. Furthermore, a system to prevent contamination from outside and to prevent the introduction of foreign substances was installed, achieving an environment which maintains thorough freshness and sanitary management.
Renewal of the existing factory and the additional construction of building were carried out while the factory was under 24 hour operations. Temporary work was planned and carried out to prevent dust from entering into the existing factory. Furthermore, low-odor materials were used. Construction was planned and carried out in a way that operations of the existing factory would be affected as little as possible.
Relocation of existing factory to adjacent to existing factory at another site was planned. Multiple-layer type building, which is uncommon for food factories, was adopted to make good use of the land. Furthermore, consistency in sanitary zoning and material flow, as well as countermeasures to waterproof properties and dew condensation were taken into consideration. As a result, an industry leading factory with high-productivity was achieved.
The factory produces seasonings targeting people in overseas and is considered to be the largest base in the overseas food business. The factory contributes to increasing the company image among local customers not only by manufacturing safe products, but also by inviting visitors to view the facility.
The factory was highly evaluated for its HACCP compliance and high technology for cold region in a competition. The factory integrates the most advanced production line which meets HACCP and ISO14001 requirements with an enriched visitor facility to introduce the client's brand, and promote the safety and performance of its products.
Engineering techniques which perceive building and production equipment as one unit were introduced. Heat emitted from the production equipment (firing room) was analyzed by air flow simulation, and a "Natural Ventilation System" which discharges the heat using natural forces was adopted in order to save energy.
Obayashi Group creates a sanitary environment for Production to keep manufacturing safe and reliable products
Realization of the factories which meet HACCP and ISO22000 requirements
Support for Clients introducing HACCP system
Promotion to establish the PRP (Pre-requisite Program) in cooperation with the clients, for stable product supply.
Sanitary Countermeasures for the Building
- Determining contaminated and uncontaminated areas
- Flow line planning for people and goods based on contamination prevention
- Interior planning for individual rooms
(floor, wall, ceiling, door, etc.)
- Environmental requirements for individual rooms
(temperature and humidity, illuminance, sanitation)
Sanitary Countermeasures for Manufacturing Machines
- Review on cleaning and anti-bacterial prevention of the equipment
(quality of material, finishing, accessories)
- Design of a monitoring system corresponding to critical control points
- Prevention of cross-contamination between machines
- Securing sufficient work space
Maintenance of the Building
- Cleaning of the Building
- Cleaning and sterilization of equipment and machinery
- Maintenance of the building, equipment, and machinery
- Environment measurement of production room
(floating bacteria, falling bacteria)
Sanitation Control for the Workers
- Management of hand washing and disinfection
- Management of clothing, footwear, etc.
- Health control for the workers
- Hygiene education for the workers
Developing a sanitation plan in compliance with HACCP, based on Abundant Experience in Food Factory Construction
Realization of a production environment with high-sanitation by establishing countermeasures to insects, rats, bacteria, and mold.
Planning the most appropriate work area and flow line in compliance with HACCP, based on the production process of each client
By zoning contaminated, semi-sanitized and sanitized areas, invasion of foreign substances will be prevented. Cross contamination will be prevented by separating people flow line from goods' one.
Flow Line of Goods and Barriers (example: Dairy Dish Factory)
Contamination by powder dust from goods and pieces of paper is prevented by barriers.
Flow Line of People and Barriers (example: Dairy Dish Factory)
Invasion of human hair, bacteria, and dust attached to clothing or shoes is prevented by barriers such as changing clothes and shoes, hand washing sterilization.
Obayashi Group has prepared an abundant technology to solve the clients' problems
Safety of the manufacturing environment is improved by emphasizing insect, rat, bacteria, and mold countermeasures based on our years of abundant experience of the food factory.
Insect and Rat Countermeasures
Bacteria and Mold Countermeasures
|Countermeasures, which is reliable and friendly to environment, are established by three systematic policies and methods using minimal amounts of pesticide.
|Countermeasures based on the four principles for anti-bacteria and anti-mold are established in the hardware and software fields.
Performance can be improved through renewal aiming at better efficiency of factory, reviewing the production base, and using the most advanced systems, such as In-factory Logistics System and Manufacturing Execution Management System.
Automated Guided Transport Systems
|Obayashi Group proposes specifications for the production line of the clients from our transportation technology, promoting the prevention of product contamination caused by people as well as labor-saving.
|Providing systems which reduces worker load and errors by combining automation and information systems.
By viewing the stakeholders (investors, customers, local community, business partners, employees, future generations, etc.) from the viewpoint of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), a factory aiming at synergetic growth between company and society will be achieved.
Regarding various risks, several techniques are presented to promote stable production in the factory.
Contributing to Society and Employee Satisfaction
Offering open factory to contribute to society, and amenity spaces for employees' comfort and liveliness.Contribution to society
Consideration for the Environment
Obayashi Group offers best combination of energy saving methods for factory of the client through simulations.Energy saving simulation software
This simulation software estimates building LCCO2 and reduction effect of energy cost by seeking the best combination of energy-saving methods suited to the client's budget.
Various Diagnostic Menus to Support from Planning to Operation of Manufacturing Environment
Obayashi Group supports plans for renewal, extension and new construction by diagnosing the existing manufacturing environment and "visualizing" the effects of the planned techniques to be introduced by simulation.
|Diagnostic menu by our technical research institute to perform gene analysis and to make a report for floating bacteria and falling bacteria collected in work area.
|This simulation "visualizes" airflow in the work area in motion at each time.