ABB’s reliable solutions feed the growing appetite of F&B customers in Indonesia

2018-02-05 - Food & Beverage Customer Day in Indonesia focuses on reliable solutions for a sustainable food future.

ABB held a day-long conference for its food and beverage (F&B) customers presenting an exciting line-up of its integrated technology portfolio for the industry. Nearly 150 participants comprising food and beverage makers from various companies attended the event hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta on January 23, 2018. Apart from conducting short seminars, ABB also showcased a mini exhibition that comprised a wide-range of reliable solutions to help F&B manufacturers overcome their business challenges throughout the complete production process.

Mohammed Farahneh, Sales and Marketing Director for Food and Beverage, ABB in Middle East & Africa opened the general session talking about the need for productivity and efficiency improvement in the F&B industry. The session also covered other topics of discussion such as digitalizing F&B processes, microgrid solutions as a sustainable and reliable energy source, power protection and food process safety.

Gernut van Laak, ABB’s Global F&B Solutions Manager shared insights into F&B plant assessment to improve production efficiency.

Replicating the popular concept from ABB’s previous F&B Customer Day held in Semarang last year, breakout sessions were organized that sought to further explain what ABB can offer to help sharpen quality and manufacturing flexibility. The sessions were divided into two big themes – Digitalization and Energy Efficiency – so that the customers could opt for a more focused discussion based on their main business goals.

ABB's expert presenting software enterprise solutions for F&B industry

“Whether you are modernizing current manufacturing processes or building a new food plant, ABB is here to help you improve operating efficiencies, improve your product margins, and work within industry standards,” said Timo Sipila, F&B Leader in Indonesia. “We understand the business challenges that arise from increasing consumer expectations, price constraints and stringent regulatory demands and can help you meet these business challenges with our domain expertise and digital capabilities”.

YuMi, ABB’s first collaborative dual-arm robot, livened up the event acting as a barista serving coffee and tea to the guests.

Not only were the seminar sessions a success, the attendees expressed avid interest in ABB’s technolo-gy showcase in the exhibition area which included control systems, ABB Ability Smart Sensor enabled low voltage motor, wash down motor, measurement and analytics products, variable speed drives, robotics, and electrification products. YuMi, ABB’s first collaborative dual-arm robot, also livened up the event acting as a barista serving coffee and tea to the guests.

As the food and beverage industry in Indonesia remains one of the most promising and poised to grow stronger, ABB will continue to address key industry topics through a series of similar customer events in several cities across the country this year.


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