Food and beverage processing consulting

Sagentia Innovation works with organisations to facilitate breakthrough process innovation in food and beverage processing. At every stage of ‘lab to consumer’ we’re helping many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands address some of their toughest manufacturing and scale-up challenges.

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Developing techniques and digital solutions

We bring our expertise in science, technology, data science, mathematical modelling, and manufacturing processes – from personalisation to product development, carbonation to thermal and non-thermal preservation, vending and dispensing systems to ingredient innovation and sustainable solutions– to bear in reducing costs, minimising waste, maximising uptime, scaling production and increasing efficiency.

We do this through benchmarking capabilities, partner identification, developing focussed yet multi-faceted R&D strategy, building technical roadmaps to deliver on those strategies, and creating experimental programmes that are scoped to better meet client needs and provide the greatest chance of success. 

Our expertise in techniques and digital solutions for modelling and creating design rules is proving invaluable to leading manufacturer clients by making sense of the range of tools, techniques, and digital solutions to manage and operate global assets and, by leveraging this capability, we help transform benchtop experiments into pilots and full-scale production.

We're also well-placed to help organisations understand the practical methods for monitoring quality on the production line, tying quality assurance parameters to desired product attributes, and increasing food safety, line up-time through automation of QC measures. Our collaborative approach ensures teams are better able to react quickly, to deliver new product developments while also mitigating the risk of losing momentum and allowing challenger brands to gain market share.

Technology for today and tomorrow

Technology for today and tomorrow

We provide both breadth and depth in technology and scientific expertise to our clients and their projects. By pulling together the best experts we’re best placed to drive cross-sector learning.


From physical, chemistry, and life sciences, to digital skills, and from electrical and mechanical engineering, to sensory science, we can drive more efficient project understanding, innovation, and development.

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What’s special about us?

Why do we do it?

Where we add value

What’s special about us?

  1. Innovation. We mix technical depth with a broad range of scientific, commercial, and user-focused skillsets to tackle our clients’ toughest problems. We deliver strategies and solutions that disrupt the status quo
  2. Insight. We bring intellectual rigour and experience to our clients’ work; we challenge and drive return on investment
  3. Speed. We work fast, with teams focused on end-goals, quality and time-to-market, operating in markets we know and understand
  4. IP. We put our clients first. If we work on a patentable piece of technology on behalf of a client, our clients always get the IP
  5. Regulatory. As part of Science Group PLC we have access to >100 regulatory and compliance specialists

Why do we do it?

  1. Because it matters. We seek to help our clients make a difference to real lives
  2. To raise the bar. By sharing our breadth of expertise and experience across the markets we know we can facilitate and accelerate successful innovative growth and business strategies
  3. For our clients. When we work with our clients they see us as their partners. Their success is vital to us and we are genuinely excited and delighted when they select us to be part of their journey to research and develop
  4. We love it. We’re fascinated by science and technology, the world in which we live and the macro trends and issues which are changing our lives. We want to help shape transformation

Where we add value

  1. If something seems an impossible task, we can deconstruct it and come up with a plan
  2. We will take on – and deliver against - moonshots
  3. We believe we have one of the widest skills bases anywhere and can take on some of the more unusual or challenging projects. If it’s a weird one, give us a shout
  4. We’ll always tell our clients if we can’t help, or if we think there’s someone better for the job
  5. If you are responsible for looking at macro trends in your businesses that might pose a threat or create an opportunity and you need to do more digging – we can dig for you. And more than that we’ll make sense of what we find and give you next steps
  6. We enjoy our work. And we think you’d enjoy working with us too

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