dairy factory

Watson Dairy Consulting designs and project manages the building of bespoke dairy (milk) processing plants globally. We work closely with our clients to fully understand their needs and ensure that local legislation is adhered to.

We bring with us global expertise and knowledge of the latest resources and techniques to ensure that the best possible solution is met. We will see a project through from its embryonic stage of feasibility (sample feasibility for milk powder plant, we can assist with all dairy plants feasibility) through to fruition, when it is up and running and fully operational.

We cater for:

We can provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Dairy factory design
  • Process design
  • Tender documents & contract preparation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Competitive tendering
  • Sourcing equipment
  • Project Management / Supervision
  • Process descriptions
  • Training
  • Commissioning
  • Recipe formulation & new product development
  • Product packaging design
  • Quality systems - ISO9000/22000 and HACCP
  • Product and people flows
  • People management/HR systems/organisation chart preparation
  • Option appraisals
  • Business planning
  • Budgeting
  • Funding
  • Due diligence

Some examples of the work that we have undertaken can be found in our portfolio. We provide consultancy and expertise on many types of Dairy Factory Designs, ensuring ease of operation.

We take into account the activity level, the flow of people, vehicles, raw materials and finished products.

We ensure personnel safety and strict hygiene controls by designing in high, medium and low hygiene cross overs points with minimal clothing changes.

Air flows and pressures are calculated to ensure a positive air flow from high risk to medium and low risk.

Window, doors, wash points, ledges, cills, ceiling, wall and floor finishes, drains, wet and dry areas are all paramount to good design.

It is Watson Dairy Consulting's attention to detail that ensures a new factory design and build runs smoothly. (View portfolio)

  • Milk powder Factory Design (Link to simplified calculator for indicating profitability)
  • Infant Formula Milk Powder Factory Design
  • Whey & demineralised whey powders Factory Design
  • Butter, butteroil, cream and ghee Factory Design
  • Ice cream Factory Design
  • Pasteurised milk
  • Cheese (soft cheese, hard cheese, blue cheese, processed cheese, mozzarella cheese, string cheese)
  • UHT milk
  • Yoghurt (including Lassie type fermented drinks)
  • UHT
  • Lactose
  • Proteins (WPC)
  • Demineralised Whey Powder
  • Clotted Cream
  • Cappuccino Powder
  • Coffee whitener
  • Tea whitener
  • Fortified Milk Powders
  • UHT ready to Feed Infant Formula

For more information or to discuss your requirements please contact us.
Contact John Watson

John Watson
Office: +44 1224 861 507
Mobile: +44 7931 776 499


We are a longstanding member of the Society of Dairy Technology and have Fellowship of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.


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