Food & Beverage Engineering Services


Sustainable, high-efficiency designs give Sterling’s clients a competitive advantage in the food and beverage industry.

Sterling Engineering is a certified woman-owned business with a dedicated team of experienced, multi-disciplined project managers, engineers, and designers led by a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Because we have decades of experience working on complex, highly technical projects across various food and beverage clients, we have streamlined our processes, best practices, and customization of manufacturing systems to meet your needs – saving you time and money.

We work with leading global brands in food and beverage production and packaging. Our cross-functional teams can take you from concept to completion to ensure accelerated time-to-market. Sterling Engineering’s Food and Beverage Team brings deep, industry-specific knowledge to your production, facilities, and logistics. We are well-versed in FDA and GMP compliance requirements and have the experience to plan, design, and manage your next challenge.


Sterling engineering capabilities

We help companies with limited resources or excessive workloads…

  • by providing access to diverse industry skill sets and experience, avoiding fixed costs, and accelerating R&D and time to market.
  • by providing a virtual extension of the client’s team with the necessary skill sets to augment their existing capabilities.
  • by providing access to a unique network of OEMs, alliances, and subject matter experts to accelerate project schedules.
  • by supporting a project through the entire lifecycle from concept to implementation.
  • by developing and securing intellectual property (IP).
  • by supplying program and project management that delivers project objectives within cost and schedule constraints.
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End-to-end project delivery or a la carte services support all engineering and manufacturing stages.

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Front-end planning
Capital investment and ROI assessment
Industry and competitive benchmarking
Strategic alignment and management
Business case assessment
Production loading assessment
Site master planning

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Project Management

Assemble cross-functional teams
Custom in-house or offsite solutions
Change management
Project controls
Owner’s representation
Construction management
Bid preparation
Generate project scope documents

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Product Engineering

Product development
Design for manufacturability
Reverse engineering
Materials selection

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Process Engineering

Engineering methodology
Equipment and plant layout
Process automation assessment & optimization
Industrial engineering
Facilities systems
Production line design & integration
Continuous improvement
Manufacturing support & vendor selection

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Equipment Engineering

Automated test systems
Robotic work cell systems
Customized equipment design
Assembly fixtures and tooling
Reverse engineering
Detailing (parts, assemblies, and BOM)
Equipment integration

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Start-Up & Documentation

Facility/utility commissioning
Validation/qualification documentation
Quality system documentation
Document control/CAD data
Safety procedures
Operating/maintenance manuals
Instructional design

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See our partnership in action.

A leading manufacturer of specialty desserts had the opportunity to double its revenue without the need to develop new clients or products.
Learn how we did it
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Food and Beverage Project Types

  • Process Equipment
  • Hot & Cold
  • Confectionary, Ice Cream, Bakery and Liquid
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Flow Wrapping & Heat Seal
  • Liquid Filling
  • Carton & Case Packaging
  • Finished Goods Logistics and Warehousing
  • Facilities and Plant Infrastructure

Did you know Sterling also provides workforce solutions for the food and beverage industry?

Sterling Staffing has decades of job placement experience, including working with companies within the food and beverage industry. Learn more >

Proven solutions for food & beverage leaders and innovators.

Contact Sterling Engineering to put our deep, industry knowledge to work for you.

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