APFI talks to Andrew Kwan, group managing director, Commonwealth Capital, on trending products and processing technologies.

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.

Texturants are becoming increasingly used in food and beverage applications as they can improve product mouthfeel and texture. What are texturants, and how can manufacturers benefit from their use? Gerd Frank Pedersen, regional lead texturants, Asia Pacific Tate & Lyle, shares more with APFI.

Peter van Deursen, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, Cargill, shares more with APFI.

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

Piet Hilarides, chief operating officer, Consumer Products Asia, FrieslandCampina, gives an overview of the dairy industry in Asia and what manufacturers can capitalise on and how they can meet growing consumer demand for dairy products.

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.

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