Survey forecasts 16.6 percent boost in food + beverage 2019 capital spending

Survey forecasts 16.6 percent boost in food + beverage 2019 capital spending
Posted: Apr 16 2019

Tom Rychlewski and Larry Klein are featured in Food Processing’s “2019 Capital spending outlook: Building bigger.” The annual capital spending survey forecasts a 16.6 percent boost as food + beverage producers pump up the size of their building projects.

Big and fast—that’s the theme for major food + beverage construction projects in 2019. There are a variety of reasons for the increase in facility footprint, including production scale-up, facilities consolidation, flexibility increase and segregation for food safety concerns.

But while projects are growing, schedules are shrinking. Clients wants to know how fast we can bring a product to market. “This urgency for speed to market often shifts the delivery model from a design-bid-build approach to a design-build approach," Rychlewski explained.

CRB’s ONEsolution™ provides clients with a single source from planning to startup. CRB used a ONEsolution approach for a recent bakery renovation, allowing the client to meet its deadline and double production capacity while maintaining operations throughout the entirety of the project.

Read the capital spending article here.