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Projects

Since the found­ing of Dapp many projects have been suc­cess­ful­ly re­al­ized. Below you will find an over­view of some in­ter­est­ing ref­er­ence projects that we have com­plet­ed.

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completed projects in dairy

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completed projects in fresh produce

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completed projects in food & beverage

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completed projects in non-food & logistics

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Realization of a new building of Refrigerated Warehouse Koningszuivel Dapp

Re­al­iza­tion of a new build­ing of Re­frig­er­at­ed Ware­house Kon­ingszuiv­el

Kon­ings-Zuiv­el has se­lect­ed DAPP to su­per­vise the new con­struc­tion project. Kon­ings-Zuiv­el im­ports dairy prod­ucts from var­i­ous Eu­ro­pean coun­tries and mar­kets them at var­i­ous par­ties in and out­side the Nether­lands. For ex­am­ple, in ad­di­tion to other ac­tiv­i­ties, dairy and other chilled prod­ucts are sup­plied to the large Dutch su­per­mar­kets.

Real es­tate de­vel­op­er WDP was com­mis­sioned to build a com­plete­ly new DC of ap­prox­i­mate­ly 10,000 m2 at a lo­ca­tion to be de­vel­oped in Bleiswi­jk near the in­ter­sec­tion of the HSL and the A12. The build­ing was to have re­frig­er­at­ed stor­age and a large dis­patch area. The build­ing should be de­liv­ered in ac­cor­dance with high-qual­i­ty sus­tain­abil­i­ty and en­er­gy re­quire­ments (BREEAM Very Good). The DC has a height of ap­prox­i­mate­ly 12 me­ters (equiv­a­lent to 5 pal­let lay­ers).

DAPP has led the en­tire re­al­iza­tion (en­gi­neer­ing, lo­gis­tics in­fra­struc­ture and con­struc­tion + tech­nol­o­gy) with a spe­cial­ist project team. In ad­di­tion to the DAPP project man­ag­er, the team con­sist­ed of spe­cial­ists from DAPP's data­base in the field of qual­i­ty & cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, lo­gis­tics, con­struc­tion, cli­mate tech­nol­o­gy & en­er­gy and elec­tric­i­ty & in­stru­men­ta­tion.

Kon­ings-Zuiv­el has out­sourced the en­tire con­struc­tion and de­liv­ery process and has been able to limit its con­tri­bu­tions to the reg­u­lar co­or­di­na­tion of re­quire­ments and wish­es with re­gard to plan­ning and qual­i­ty. In fact, we are talk­ing about a â??turnkeyâ?? so­lu­tion here.

Kon­ings-Zuiv­el has moved to a com­plete­ly work­ing new DC. The DAPP project team was able to com­plete­ly un­bur­den the client. Very nice for a client if you can fall back on ex­per­tise that you have never had to deal with your­self.

In terms of BREEAM, the build­ing does in­deed meet the ap­pli­ca­ble sus­tain­abil­i­ty re­quire­ments. This also means, for ex­am­ple, that with a BREAAM-NL cer­tifi­cate, Kon­ings-Zuiv­el can achieve a sig­nif­i­cant tax ad­van­tage on the in­vest­ment made. The build­ing is de­signed in such a way that it is scal­able. Should Kon­ings-Zuiv­el grow to such an ex­tent in the com­ing years that the cur­rent fa­cil­i­ty be­comes too small, one of the side walls can eas­i­ly be re­moved to cre­ate a larg­er stor­age space.  

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Drawing up master plan for customer in food production Dapp

Draw­ing up mas­ter plan for cus­tomer in food pro­duc­tion

For a client in the food pro­duc­tion sec­tor in the Utrecht re­gion, Dapp helped to draw up, over­see and de­vel­op a mas­ter plan for a long pe­ri­od of time. The client in ques­tion asked Dapp to help after the fac­to­ry had be­come lo­gis­ti­cal­ly bogged down in sev­er­al areas. This man­i­fest­ed it­self in an au­to­mat­ic con­vey­or belt that be­came jammed be­cause the belt could no longer han­dle the pal­lets that were de­liv­ered, an over­crowd­ed out­side area with items that should ac­tu­al­ly be in­side, and a full ex­ter­nal stor­age area. The col­lab­o­ra­tion in­volved think­ing along in a crit­i­cal multi-year mas­ter plan that had to rem­e­dy these prob­lems. Over a pe­ri­od of sev­er­al months, Dapp was reg­u­lar­ly on-site to take stock of, study, ver­i­fy and dis­cuss mat­ters with the client. This 'data' was used, as it were, to solve lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lems in sev­er­al areas, name­ly: A sim­u­la­tion of the stalled con­vey­or al­lowed some op­tions to be re­li­ably worked out to bring the con­vey­or ca­pac­i­ty up to date with cur­rent and fu­ture pro­duc­tion. Ap­ply­ing a sim­u­la­tion made it easy to study dif­fer­ent al­ter­na­tives to di­rect­ly test the ef­fect of ad­just­ments. The sim­u­la­tion is re­li­able be­cause it can be test­ed against the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion. This sim­u­la­tion has led to a rel­a­tive­ly small-scale so­lu­tion that pro­vides both cur­rent and fu­ture pro­duc­tion with suf­fi­cient ca­pac­i­ty. An on­site study and a data anal­y­sis, com­bined with the ex­pe­ri­ence of Dapp and the client, led to a brain­storm of ideas to solve the lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lems on site, but also in the fac­to­ry. These brain­storm­ing op­tions were sub­stan­ti­at­ed and vis­ual­ly de­vel­oped by Dapp and pre­sent­ed to the client's core team. To­geth­er, a few op­tions were se­lect­ed to be worked out in greater de­tail. Some of the op­tions are being fur­ther elab­o­rat­ed to date and should be im­ple­ment­ed to ease the client's lo­gis­tics. In ad­di­tion to the above com­po­nents, Dapp also sup­port­ed the client in cre­at­ing 2D and 3D vi­su­al­iza­tions, an­a­lyz­ing and pre­sent­ing data and act­ing as a spar­ring part­ner. Dairy
Optimization production lines potato products Dapp

Op­ti­miza­tion pro­duc­tion lines pota­to prod­ucts

A spe­cial­ist in fresh and cooled pota­to prod­ucts wants to op­ti­mize its small pack­ag­ing de­part­ment. It is the first time that he wants to hire an ex­ter­nal project man­ag­er and after a search he ends up at Dapp, be­cause we com­bine sub­stan­tive knowl­edge with knowl­edge of project man­age­ment. Dapp is given the as­sign­ment to op­ti­mize the small pack­ag­ing de­part­ment with a new set-up for the pro­duc­tion, as well as the tech­ni­cal ad­just­ment and/or re­new­al of the pro­duc­tion lines. In ad­di­tion, the lo­gis­tics flows must be adapt­ed and the ex­ist­ing fac­to­ry space ren­o­vat­ed. Our ex­pe­ri­enced project man­ag­er, who has al­ready suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed many food projects, su­per­vis­es the en­tire project. It is a chal­leng­ing job in which the pro­duc­tion process con­tin­ues to run con­tin­u­ous­ly. For the suc­cess of the en­tire project, co­or­di­na­tion be­tween all par­ties in­volved, both the in­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion and the ex­ter­nal par­ties, is there­fore of great im­por­tance. Our project man­ag­er man­ages to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the project in six months with a com­mit­ment of a few days a week. The spe­cial­ist in pota­to prod­ucts is ex­treme­ly sat­is­fied with Dapp's ex­ter­nal project man­ag­er and it was an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­ni­ty for us to show that we can also take on this role suc­cess­ful­ly. Dairy
Masterplan Concept Engineering & Expansion processing & new factory Dapp

Mas­ter­plan Con­cept En­gi­neer­ing & Ex­pan­sion pro­cess­ing & new fac­to­ry

Our cus­tomer is a tra­di­tion­al pro­duc­er of fresh yo­gurt and drinks for the re­tail mar­ket. The com­pa­ny has grown over the years from a dairy farm to the pro­fes­sion­al milk and cream pro­ces­sor it is today. A few years ago, the need arose for a mas­ter plan to phase out and re­place ob­so­lete equip­ment in a planned and struc­tured way and there­by pre­pare for the am­bi­tious growth plans that the com­pa­ny had for­mu­lat­ed. This year (2018) DAPP was asked to shape the Mas­ter Plan. The first step was to work out the con­cept en­gi­neer­ing in its en­tire­ty. Due to the ver­sa­til­i­ty of the cus­tomer de­mand, DAPP has ap­proached this project as a  mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary project. This meant that we in­te­grat­ed a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and per­formed them side by side. This con­cerns, among other things, the re­de­vel­op­ment of the site, the de­vel­op­ment of a new pro­duc­tion hall to be built with the as­so­ci­at­ed tech­nol­o­gy. At the same time the re­place­ment of var­i­ous pro­cess­ing equip­ment such as a blender, the shear mixer, the Clean­ing in Place in­stal­la­tion (the CIP) and the chillers. Also, as part of the changes, a pal­let con­vey­or track was pur­chased and in­stalled in one of the cold stores. The lat­ter meant that the lo­gis­tics routes had to be re­de­fined, which was also taken care of by DAPP. Fi­nal­ly, DAPP su­per­vised the en­tire process from draw­ings to ob­tain­ing the nec­es­sary per­mits. With the de­liv­ery of the Mas­ter Plan, there was such a clear and un­am­bigu­ous def­i­ni­tion of the fol­low-up that the cus­tomer had full con­fi­dence to go fur­ther into the project with its own team of em­ploy­ees and to im­ple­ment it in phas­es. DAPP re­ceived many thanks for the ser­vices ren­dered and for its cost-ef­fec­tive ap­proach. Dairy
Layout design and visualization new dairy factory Dapp

Lay­out de­sign and vi­su­al­iza­tion new dairy fac­to­ry

A major play­er in the dairy mar­ket ap­proached us with plans for a brand new dairy plant. In this new state-of-the-art plant, tech­nol­o­gy, lo­gis­tics and or­ga­ni­za­tion will reach the high­est level imag­in­able. Our client knows that this ef­fi­cient dairy plant will add great value for its re­tail cus­tomers, who will ben­e­fit from a wider prod­uct range and a cost ad­van­tage. The dairy pro­duc­er would like to con­vince its re­tail cus­tomers of this added value with a vi­su­al­iza­tion of the new plant. Dapp was com­mis­sioned to come up with a plan for the de­sired lay­out and to work out the vi­su­al­iza­tion of the new fac­to­ry. One of our ex­pe­ri­enced project man­agers, a spe­cial­ist in ware­hous­ing and sup­ply chain man­age­ment, su­per­vis­es the en­tire project, tak­ing into ac­count the prod­uct and cus­tomer port­fo­lio of the dairy pro­duc­er. In the new plant, not only the pro­duc­tion flows, but also the lo­gis­tics flows must be well con­nect­ed. The same ap­plies to all util­i­ties, such as elec­tric­i­ty, water and air. There must also be a log­i­cal flow through the en­tire plant: from goods re­ceipt to pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery of the fin­ished prod­uct. Fur­ther­more, suf­fi­cient space must be planned for of­fices, park­ing lots and the load­ing and un­load­ing docks. In ad­di­tion, our cus­tomer con­sid­ers it very im­por­tant that semi-fin­ished and fin­ished prod­ucts move through var­i­ous de­part­ments with dif­fer­ent types of cli­mate con­trol, where prod­ucts must also be able to be repack­aged. The chal­lenge for our project man­ag­er is to en­sure that this busi­ness case is well ex­plained with op­ti­mal vi­su­al­iza­tion: both for the dairy pro­duc­er it­self and for its re­tail cus­tomers. Our project man­ag­er knows how to trans­late the idea into a de­sign with a sin­gle image that says more than a thou­sand words. Our client im­me­di­ate­ly un­der­stands the lay­out of the new dairy and can eas­i­ly con­vince his re­tail cus­tomers of the ben­e­fits and added value. Dairy