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  • Inenco has 25TW (£2.4bn) energy under management, which could power the whole of Ireland for an entire year!
  • Our customers are paying 48% less than the market price for their gas commodity. That's a saving of £480k per £1m that would have been spent
  • Our experts process over 93,000 invoices per month and we've recovered over £11m in over-charges for our clients in the last year
  • Inenco look after 8,000 customers across the group, managing 140,000+ meter sites
  • We provide support to over 500 businesses for energy and carbon management
  • Our solutions team have identified savings of £37.5m per annum for our clients, a total of 495,338,992 kWh savings identified
  • Last year we saved our CCA clients alone £25.5m
  • Inenco are happy to report that we are Carbon Net Zero

Food & Drink Processing

Saving you time, money & reducing your environmental impact

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Simply fill in the form below to discover how our Energy Management Services tailored to the Food & drink processing industry can save help streamline your energy usage and costs.

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The Energy Management Experts

At Inenco, we understand that the UK’s food and drink sector continues to face mounting pressure from all sides. Rising input costs, alongside downward cost pressures from retailers, have made it more difficult than ever to maintain healthy profit margins. These issues are further compounded by the growing expectation for food processors to implement greater environmental sustainability and to deliver net zero carbon within set timeframes.

Utilising an energy strategy is one of the most effective methods of alleviating external pressures on your operation. Energy management can simultaneously help to reduce the intensity of your energy usage and greatly improve your food processing productivity and profitability.

Inenco specialises in devising and implementing bespoke energy solutions for organisations in the food and drink industry. From chilled and frozen meals to confectionary, seafood, meat processing and beverages, our experts can help organisations across the sector to optimise their energy spend without damaging production output. We currently work with over 450 of the UK’s leading manufacturing companies, making us one of the UK’s premier providers of energy management solutions.


Rising Costs & Pressures Faced by UK Food & Drink Manufacturers

Since the worldwide economic recession in 2007, retail-end food prices in the UK have been on the rise, with cost increases ranging from 22% to 56%. Manufacturers are under constant pressure to minimise production costs and lessen the impact on end-user pricing.

Using our expertise in the field, we can deliver an efficient energy management strategy that is bespoke to your organisation. Our comprehensive approach will ensure your energy use is fully optimised; paired with intelligent energy purchasing, Inenco’s expert consultancy can help your business maintain a competitive edge in your sector of the food processing market.

Speak to our Food & Drink Processing Energy Experts today on 01253 785294

“Inenco’s focus is on helping the food and drink sector to understand and control costs, optimise performance, improve environmental sustainability and remain focused on their key business priorities.”

Stuart Lea - Head of Energy Trading

Key Services

  • Procurement – bespoke strategies for procuring energy.
  • Bureau – outsourcing all elements of your invoice management process.
  • Compliance – statutory and voluntary regulatory compliance services.
  • Optimisation – because the greenest, cheapest energy is that which you don’t use.
  • Metering – accurate, reliable gas and electricity metering project management.
  • Generation – feasibility, price optimisation and technical support.
  • Sustainability – helping to chart a path to net zero carbon.


Primary Benefits

  • Mitigate energy price increases.
  • Reduce energy intensity and gain margin protection.
  • Receive help to understand the complex energy market.
  • Turn energy compliance into a business opportunity.
  • Optimise energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Benefit from billing accuracy and reporting insight.


Compliance & Environmental Sustainability

Like most areas of the UK’s economy, the food and drink sectors are currently heavily reliant on fossil fuels to remain operational. This represents a
considerable challenge that is compounded by a growing population and the subsequent increase in demand for foodstuffs. As such, there is a growing
need to switch to more sustainable sources.

Government legislation and reporting requirements such as Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) and Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)
are placing ever greater emphasis on improving environmental performance. Inenco can ensure your organisation is not only fully compliant with all relevant legal requirements but can also help you to turn compliance into an
opportunity, to create a distinct competitive advantage. This is achieved
through utilising compliance as public evidence of your organisation’s
commitment to building a sustainable future.

Speak to our Food & Drink Processing Energy Experts today on 01253 785294

Case Studies

Confectionary Manufacturer

Scope of Service
This client required the lowest possible prices alongside predictable billing and the capability to benefit from market price fluctuations for 12 months.

Inenco’s expert team helped this company to save over £145,000 on energy procurement, as well as facilitating accurate budgeting and implementing additional protection.

Chocolate Manufacturer

Scope of Service
This large manufacturer required support with CCA and CRC management, ensuring its operation was compliant with sustainability legislation and climate change agreements.

Inenco’s professionals managed this 100 year-old business’s environmental commitments and has helped it to mitigate over £1.5m in CCA and CRC charges to date.

Tackling High Energy Consumption

Food processing relies heavily on intensive activities, including thermal phase change processes as well as logistics and distribution. This sector is now the fourth highest industrial energy consumer; in 2017 alone, UK food and drink processors consumed 32,500MWh of energy. The potential benefits of implementing an effective energy management strategy are therefore invaluable.

Lower Costs with Inenco

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team can help you to achieve best value whilst reducing your overall energy consumption. We will work with you to develop a bespoke energy management plan that defines the most appropriate procurement strategy – aligned to your organisation’s appetite for risk – and controls costs.

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