The world is fast adapting to the fourth industry revolution in all sectors, including the manufacture of food and beverages. What does Industry 4.0 entail and what should F&B manufacturers know? Christian Burdin, managing director, Festo, gives his opinion.

The fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation, is slowly getting adopted by the food and beverage industry. With a rapid rise in automation expected, Markus Brettschneider, senior vice president, ABB Global Food & Beverage Applications, gives his views on the use of automation in the industry.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Festo Didactic SE and Technical University of Munich Asia (TUM Asia) will jointly explore and develop education activities for students and employees interested in upskilling themselves in the areas of Automation Technology and Industrie 4.0 (Industry 4.0) in Singapore.

The countries of Southeast Asia might be only emerging markets at the moment, but the speed at which they are developing is unprecedented. Digitalisation of the food and beverage manufacturing industry will be inevitable, says Dieter Broeckl, senior vice president, country division lead DF/PD Thailand, Process Automation Lead ASEAN, Siemens.

ASEAN still faces some manufacturing challenges compared to the developed West, but automation and service providers can help these countries progress at a faster rate. Raimund Klein, executive vice president, Digital Factory (DF) and Process Industries and Drives (PD) Division, Siemens Private Limited, discusses more with APFI. By Michelle Cheong

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big part of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution that is slowly changing the industry bit by bit, in all sectors including food and beverage. How can manufacturers capitalise on the opportunities presented by this and improve their operations? Onat Bayraktar, vice president, Food Care Asia, Sealed Air, gives his view. By Michelle Cheong

Every so often, new processing technologies emerge to help manufacturers become more productive, efficient, or save costs. What will the future of food technology look like? By Michelle Cheong

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