Food & Feed

The food industry is a huge and differentiated industry worldwide. The food industry is regarded as of strategic importance in most countries, and has in most developed countries been subject to strict regulations on food safety, hygienic control and traceability. The food industry is also highly variable in size, and spans from small factories producing for the local market, to huge multinational companies.

Industry Challenge

Regardless of size and location, most of the food industry faces common challenges on variability in composition, availability and prices of the biological raw materials that founds the basis for this industry. This variation causes challenges on meeting declarations, product quality specifications as well as ensuring efficient production rates.

Solutions – What we do:

Real time production insight

Prediktor has employees with considerable experience from the food industry, and has been supplying products and services to the food industry for many years.

Prediktors combination of inline instrumentation and real time industrial software applications allows our customers to increase profitability by:

  • Reduction of raw material cost
  • Increased throughput
  • Reduction of labor cost
  • Reduction of administration cost
  • Improved documentation and process knowledge


The Spektron instrument is an inline NIR instrument collects raw material or product data in real time. The Spektron industrial spectrometer is a full spectrum instrument, allowing calibration for a wide range of parameters and applications. The Spektron instrument needs no floor space and is originally developed for rough industrial conditions.

The Spektron instrument could be used for a lot of different applications in:

  • Meat and fish industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate and confectionary
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cookies and biscuits
  • Soya, Corn and grains
  • Sugar
  • Powders and ingredients
  • Pet foods and feed

Apis MES

The Prediktor MES software package allows the industry to use collected process and raw material data to adjust product composition and control the production processes in real time. All collected data are available for real time and historic reporting. The Prediktor MES consist of a range of modules that enables users to develop their solutions from simple dedicated single operation systems to plant wide MES solutions.

Key functionalities are:

  • ERP system integration
  • Machine and control system integration
  • Overall production line control
  • Data collection, logging and trending
  • Detailed tracking
  • Planning, scheduling and execution of orders
  • Recipe handling and control
  • Product standardization
  • Least cost formulation
  • Quality data collection
  • Production LIMS
  • Data mining and analysis
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Production reporting and traceability
  • Downtime logging and OEE
  • Advanced process control (APC)
  • Labeling and identification
  • Alarm systems
  • Condition based maintenance
  • Lean management

Related use case


Atria Lithells is one of Sweden’s largest manufacturers of hamburgers and sausages. Atria purchases all their raw materials from suppliers from multiple countries. Atria’s production is based on using a wide variety of both fresh and frozen raw materials of beef and pork.

Orkla Foods Norway

Every year, Orkla Foods Norway, Stranda site, produces more than 40 million frozen pizzas of various kinds. Prediktor has implemented a complete manufacturing execution system which provides Orkla with full production insight. In order to stay competitive, there has always been a strong focus on production control and optimization at Orkla.