China’s food industry is adopting advanced technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence to improve business operations.
With the policy of developing all areas of life in association with technology, China has implemented structural reforms in the food supply chain through innovation in the workforce, technology, etc.
The use of high technology in the production activities of processing companies has brought positive signals to the food industry.
Shanghai Hi-Chain Food, a food processing company in China, has been using automatic processing machines on its production line since 2017. General manager Li Zhipeng said that they have improved production efficiency. company output without additional manpower. At present, enterprises only need from 10 to 15 workers per workshop, but the efficiency is higher than the number of 30 to 40 before.
It is a clear demonstration of how effective the application of high technology in the production line can be. In addition, high technology is also applied in a number of other areas of the food industry such as packaging and transportation.
Marel, an Iceland-based food processing equipment manufacturer, has opened an R&D center in Shanghai, reflecting trends in the sector. Denver Lu, Marel’s Regional CEO, said the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 has driven the need for digital transformation in China’s food delivery and processing chains.
At the same time, China’s commitment to carbon neutrality and emission standards is another factor encouraging manufacturing industries to introduce new technologies to improve energy efficiency.
According to Wyman Leo Li, Oliver’s partner, rising consumer demand in China and increasingly fierce competition in farm production and delivery in several Southeast Asian countries also play an important role in the process. this digitizer.
Qu Qiang, assistant director and member of the Institute of International Monetary Fund at Renmin University in China, said the importance of digital transformation lies in boosting the economy as a whole. Only when supply improves can value in the supply chain increase, providing better income and creating additional demand.
In this way, the new Chinese economy escapes the trap of low performance, instability and deflation. Aware that the reform process from the source requires specific institutional planning as well as long-term adjustment, China has initiated a supportive policy since 2016, Qu Qiang added.