We deliver innovative solutions for the most demanding food and beverage environments in the world

Regularly sought out by large, multinational clients, our team of multi-disciplinary industry experts provides complete design services from concept, planning and justification, through start-up and commissioning.

Salas O’Brien’s projects range in scope from small capital improvements to major capital expansions and greenfield projects. We have developed a reputation for engineering excellence, hands-on technical experience, sustainability, and constructability.

We also offer design-build or turn-key project delivery if desired, providing a single point-of-contact for your project with a higher level of internal coordination. We’ll reduce your internal project management burden and schedule duration.

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What we can offer

Salas O’Brien provides a wide variety of engineering and technical services to meet the demands of this high-performance sector.

Process engineering

Salas O’Brien’s process teams specialize in the equipment, systems and methods that transform raw materials into finished products. We solve complex problems and deliver solutions.

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Digital and automation

Salas O’Brien enables the implementation of your project, from design to completion; from the main power supply of your plant to the control of your processes and production lines; from a simple operator interface to the acquisition and management system of revenue and inventory.

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Hygienic design

Salas O’Brien offers comprehensive solutions that prioritize cleanliness, safety, and efficiency. Our facility designs are meticulously crafted, encompassing walls, ceilings, floors, and doors, all tailored to meet stringent hygienic standards. We specialize in creating environments that adhere to strict standards, ensuring optimal air quality and temperature control. Our team is adept at addressing Environmental Product Control requirements and implementing systems that minimize contamination risks and enhance product safety.  Learn more

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection

Salas O’Brien’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design team delivers common-sense, integrated design solutions that are cost-effective, reliable, and energy efficient.

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Bulk material handling

Our team at Salas O’Brien is experienced in providing solutions for bulk material handling projects. From designing conveyor systems to optimizing material flow, our team can help you improve efficiency and streamline your operations.

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Packaging systems

Salas O’Brien’s team of experts is dedicated to designing and implementing package systems that meet your specific needs and integrate with your overall operations.

Operations and maintenance

Salas O’Brien offers a range of services to help you optimize your operations, from developing maintenance plans to implementing predictive maintenance solutions. We have extensive experience working with a variety of industries, and we can tailor our solutions to meet your specific needs and challenges.


Salas O’Brien delivers effective noise and vibration control to help you meet OSHA standards and create a safer, more productive work environment.

Building envelope consulting and testing

Salas O’Brien covers all aspects of building envelope consulting, from design collaboration for new construction to installation oversight during construction. On existing buildings, our expertise also includes in-depth forensic analysis to pinpoint envelope failures, then offering detailed repair and remediation guidance.

Our field-testing services use cutting-edge tools to assess air and water tightness, thermal efficiency, and structural soundness. We have an ISO 17025 accredited lab and are capable of conducting a variety of both lab and field testing procedures following FGIA/AAMA, ASTM and other industry standards. Our team also specializes in energy modeling to boost efficiency and hazardous material sampling for safety. Our comprehensive building envelope commissioning ensures optimal performance of your building’s envelope, enhancing the functionality of both new and existing structures.

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