Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., partnered with ABB, Switzerland, to develop an energy assessment program to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact.

​The program provides an assessment of the entire plant, helping customers minimize their environmental impact and maximize profitability. Based on this analysis, Tetra Pak provides recommendations for food producers on opportunities to reduce energy consumption and help them make informed decisions about how resources are used in their plants.

​Based on pilot projects in the United States, the program can potentially reduce carbon emissions for food and beverage manufacturing and cut energy cost by between 15-25%.

​The strategic collaboration will combine the strengths of ABB Ability digital solutions and Tetra Pak’s expertise in food manufacturing.

“There is a sense of urgency for all industries to reduce their environmental impact across their operations, and we are developing programs together with our partners to reduce this impact for our customers and the overall industry,” says Johan Nilsson, vice president of Tetra Pak. “The plant assessment program is an excellent example of an area where we have found and created opportunities for environmental savings.”

​“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,” says Visar Krasniqi, group vice president, digital transformation at ABB. “Additionally, this will enable Tetra Pak’s customers to run ABB’s digital solutions and their operations with improved overall efficiency, flexibility and sustainability.”