‘Dairy Silicon Valley’ unveiled

Date: 15.07.2022Source: Yili: Global Smart Manufacturing Industrial Park

July 12 witnessed the launch ceremony of the Global Smart Manufacturing Industrial Park of Yili Future Intelligence and Health Valley, held in Hohhot, China.

Four major projects, including a liquid milk production base, a milk powder production base, the Chilechuan Ecological Intelligent Pasture and the Yili Intelligent Manufacturing Experience Centre have now entered into operation. With the goal of building a ‘Dairy Silicon Valley’, Yili aims to establish a region that will serve as a global hub for the dairy and health industries.

The Global Smart Manufacturing Industrial Park applies world-class intelligent equipment and takes full advantage of leading technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

The benchmarking production bases for liquid milk, infant formula and cheese at the park represent the world’s largest scale of their kind, most advanced technology and highest level of automation and digitization. The Valley is also home to six national platforms, including the National Centre of Technology Innovation for Dairy and the National Metrology and Testing Centre for Dairy Products.

Exploring the development of dairy industrial clusters, the program is expected to boost regional economic growth and accelerate the growth of global health industries.

With a total investment of RMB five billion, the liquid milk production base covers an area of about 950 mu (equivalent to the field of play area of 89 FIFA World Cup stadiums) and employs world-leading digital equipment that can ensure unmanned, transparent, efficient and traceable production processes. It can process 6,500 tons of fresh milk per day, which can meet a megacity’s daily demand.

The milk powder production base, with an investment of RMB three billion, has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons, which can feed 1.28 million infants per year. As the world’s largest infant formula production base with the highest level of digitization, the production base leads the industry in introducing the Intelligent Building Management System (IBMS), the Facility Management and Control System (FMCS) and applies a variety of cutting-edge interactive technologies. For more visit yili.com

David Cox / IDM

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