Integrated Solutions for Food CapEx Projects

Helping you achieve exceptional results

From feasibility to implementation, and plant launch to operational excellence, we can help you achieve exceptional performance results.

Food Manufacturing is an exciting sector, with fast-moving product development, growing needs for transparency and product quality, and pressure to optimize production and distribution in order to keep the cost of goods down. Not only do you need to bring new products and volumes to market, you also need to do this while maintaining product and personal safety, price performance and return on investment.


We take responsibility, do the hard work but leave you in control.

Matthew Hidderley, Food Sector Lead

Global CapEx projects for major Food brands

From new product introductions to technology re-equipping, and manufacturing scale-up to the consolidation of facilities, the Company has over 30-years’ experience in the sector.

  • Dairy (Milk, Butter, Spreads, Cheese, Yoghurt, Chilled Desserts & Oils)
  • Bread and Bakery Snacks, Bakery Ingredients and Yeast
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Snacks, Nuts and Crisps
  • Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery
  • Coffee
  • Fruit, Salad and Vegetables
  • Abattoirs, Meat and Fish
  • Ready Meals, Chilled & Frozen, Condiments, Ingredients & Flavours

Key information

Many of our projects start at the concept study stage, providing an unbiased appraisal of the most effective solutions that include: product range or volume expansion, lower cost of production, factory rationalisation and master-planning. We handle projects seamlessly from study through design and procurement to final commissioning and handover, providing total ownership of the project.

  • Projects for food manufacturers in the UK, across Europe, and through Asia
  • Experienced Food Sector multi-discipline engineers (including building, building services, process, packaging and automation engineers)
  • Specialists in material handling, mixing, cooking and depositing
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
  • Safety Compliance ​​​​​​

Complimentary services for CapEx projects

The GP Strategies ‘Engineering & Technical Services’ team, which includes the Lorien business, combines their talents gained over many decades, into a comprehensive CapEx investment support service, designed to deliver optimum performance from Day One:  “Vertical Start-Up”.

  • Strategy and Analysis
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services
  • Asset Management
  • Documentation development
  • Compliance and Regulatory advice and assistance
  • Human performance

Total solutions for the Food Industry

We understand issues connected with high and low care production areas, methods of cleaning, personnel management.

We deal with continuous and batch operations, and materials logistics (raw materials and finished goods).

We design hygienic environments and processes that are compliant with client, industry and regulatory frameworks.


Partner with us

In partnering with Lorien you will find people who understand food manufacturing, and who can guide your projects from concept design through to an operational, commissioned and validated state.  Investment projects can often come with challenges, such as construction and installation of novel designs and processes; tight cost constraints; construction adjacent to live production plant. 

Whatever the challenge may be, with over £3bn of constructed projects behind us, you can be assured that the team at Lorien is very likely to have met similar challenges and managed through to an effective outcome.

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