It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will grow by more than 2 billion, and that it will take a 50% increase in production to feed the world.

Faced with changing dietary trends, population growth, wastage, food security and regulatory concerns, and the huge environmental toll of agriculture, food production and distribution, the food industry is facing a period of unprecedented change.

In this dynamic market, businesses are constantly searching for partners that can keep up with complex demands at a global scale. Making the global food supply chain more sustainable and more resilient is exactly the type of complex challenge AECOM was built to solve. We find comprehensive solutions across the food supply chain including:

  • Agriculture and post-harvest storage and distribution
  • Co-products and energy management
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Advanced automation and efficient manufacturing and production
  • Postproduction warehousing/storage, logistics and distribution
  • E-commerce/fulfillment/retail

Supporting all stages of a project, from early conceptualization to full design and implementation, our offer includes the core services of  architecture; civil and structural engineering; mechanical, engineering and plumbing design; project, cost and risk management; and construction services.

Alongside these services, our food and beverage facility design experts offer a comprehensive range of specialisms, including:

  • Energy management
  • Refrigeration and climate control
  • Decommissioning
  • New/retrofit/refurbish/redevelop
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental management
  • Planning and building control
  • Transportation
  • Masterplanning
  • Fire engineering
  • Information technology
  • Health and safety consultancy
  • Facilities management
  • Process and automation
  • Materials handling
  • Food safety
  • Water/wastewater
  • Commissioning
  • Design-build
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
  • Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)