ESE becomes a trusted partner for a major soy sauce company



A large soy sauce company had a lot of internal capability, but didn’t always have enough capacity to do all their desired projects. They reached out to ESE 17 years ago for help and support with a wide variety of projects.


Over the past 17 years, projects have entailed full design, panel build, programming, install, and commissioning as well as PLC / HMI programming and obsolete hardware upgrades. ESE dove into their industry and learned the specific processes associated with making soy sauce, but also brought their expertise in the standard processes of CIP, HTST, Blending, Brining and Well water/waste water control. The types of projects cover a broad range including:

  • Recipe batching
  • Pressing
  • Autoclave controls
  • Temp/humidity control of critical soy sauce environment(s)
  • Product transfer and lot control to and through filling/packaging
  • Refrigeration (Ammonia controls)
  • Heating controls
  • Server based SCADA / Historian requirements
  • Alarming
  • Soft water controls
  • Receiving (dry material conveying)
  • Liquid product routing


The customer was able to tap into ESE’s engineering expertise and gain the advantage of having a team of experts to help their internal team with projects that were out of their reach. ESE has now essentially become an extension of their engineering group. A true partnership has formed over the past 17 years and the customer has been able to accomplish a multitude of different types of improvements and projects.

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