Food & General Manufacturing

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Food & General Manufacturing

Total Productivity Solutions (TPS) adds value by applying a “customer perspective”, focusing on waste reduction, standardising working practices and facilitating effective teamwork. We specialise in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturing sector, providing cost-effective and commercially sustainable solutions for food and beverage manufacturing businesses, to maximise profit. Applying Operational Excellence principles to our solutions and using a range of best-in-class methodologies like Six Sigma and Toyota’s “Total Productive Maintenance”, we create highly efficient and profitable processes. By transforming food, beverage and post-harvest manufacturing processes, we can make your business more productive and profitable.

Our application design services, technical consultancy and machinery solutions, ensure that you get cost-effective productivity solutions when you need them.

We believe that effective team behaviour and optimised processes make the difference in competitive market sectors.

How we have helped …

We specialise in helping ambitious organisations create solutions that increase profit, improve service and provide a team culture that is equipped for the future.

Lean manufacturing implementation

Creating pro-active workplace cultures.

Engineering services

Improving reliability, sourcing equipment and developing technical solutions.

Design services

Creating new products and optimising processes.

Lean manufacturing coaching

Creating a pro-active culture to sustain on-going improvement.

Operational effectiveness auditing

Providing where and how improvement effort should be focused.

Non-financial due diligence

Helping investors understand the workings of their new venture.

Reliability engineering services

Improving maintenance routines, designing direct replacement solutions, sourcing equipment and technical problem-solving.

Process Improvement services

Creating solutions to increase productivity.


Process Improvement services

Reducing operating costs.

Design services

Developing engineered solutions.

Corporate problem-solving

Resolving complex high-level problems that hinder business progress.

Leadership development

Creating effective team leaders to drive the business forward.

Culture change

Enabling wide-spread proactivity through Lean


Machinery to enable profit from waste.

Lumber supplier

Improve reliability of coding equipment.

Airline service provide

Design apparatus to improve aircraft cleaning.


Marine parts manufacturer

Packaging machinery for product protection.

Industrial explosives manufacture

Design conveyor systems for safe transfer of materials.

Detergent/hazardous products

Process design and anti-tamper equipment.

Paper products manufacturer

Process design and machinery to save labour.

Machinery manufacturers

Design attributes to improve user experience.

Aggregates & quarrying

Machinery design to improve reliability.

Telecommunication products

Ruggedized design for the mining & defence industry.

Precision engineering

Convert legacy machinery to meet current safety regulations.

Our Technical Solutions:

  • Increase profits
  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce lifetime costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Solve complex problems
  • Improve service
  • Maximise output
  • Improve process performance
  • Enable predictable service and forecasting

Our approach is to

  • Understand your goals
  • Define measurable improvements
  • Develop solutions
  • Model the ideas
  • Create concepts
  • Maximise repeatability
  • Increase profit per unit
  • Roll out

Product Sectors we’ve helped

Total Productivity Solutions has a strong heritage in delivering value and expertise into the Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector and the Post-harvest environment.

Here are some examples of the sectors we have helped:

  • Sauces and condiments
  • Fresh salads
  • Berries
  • Fruit compilations
  • Craft-drinks
  • Tea and Herbal infusions
  • Coffee
  • High volume bottled drinks
  • Bakery and Confectionery
  • Flour Milling
  • Arable Farming & Forestry
  • Sawmills
  • Aggregates & Quarrying
  • Marine Parts Manufacturing
  • Industrial Explosives
  • Detergent & Hazardous Chemicals
  • Paper products
  • Packaging Machinery

Whatever your needs, we have the expertise you need to succeed.

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Client Testimonials

Total Productivity Solutions’ leadership training helped me cope with highly pressurised interventions whilst applying ISO across multiple sites spread across the Federation. Their training and coaching gave me confidence and SPRAT instruction techniques helped me to deliver instruction efficiently and to get others working together effectively.

Elena A

Avalon Logistics Russia

TPS provided a dedicated & hardcore engineering professional and an excellent project manager. TPS were stakeholder focused and their dynamic approach ensures that what problems occur the project is completed on time and on budget. Their Project Manager’s experience meant that problems were predicted and designed out, providing a “right first time” solution.

Sanjeev S

Sidel Asia, Middle East & Africa

The TPS approach was thorough and methodical. Their extensive engineering experience enables him to easily cover a wide range of technical issues seamlessly, over a large range of mechanical and electronic equipment. Their cross functionality and team player approach makes them a real asset when forming strategy as well as in a crisis.

Andrew D