Mintel: COVID-19 & The Food Manufacturing Industry

The APFI team reached out to analysts at Mintel to understand the severity of the impact of COVID-19 on the food manufacturing industry. Here's what they said:    Impact On Supply Chain As COVID-19 has reached global pandemic levels, the impact on people, businesses and society in general continues to…

Predicting The Future Of Maintenance In F&B Plants

How can plant managers budget for maintenance and ensure optimum efficiency for all processes?   Paper To Glass In terms of research and development, food and beverage is a leading industry because of its use of new, innovative technology. However, when it comes to maintenance, many companies find themselves keeping…

Cobots: Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry

APFI’s Writer, Katherine So, explores the benefits of integrating cobots into an F&B manufacturing facility.   Cobots, also known as collaborative robots, are making their way into the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As the name suggests, this new generation of robots are made to interact and work collaboratively alongside…

CEIA Metal Detectors Pass The Zandvliet Vleeswaren Test

Protecting your brand in the marketplace is one of the most important functions a food manufacturer performs. But all the investment to establish a reputation for product quality could be lost in the event of one safety recall. By Daile Smith, Marketing Executive, Heat And Control. Developing and maintaining an…

Unlocking The Benefits Of Digitisation In The Food & Beverage Industry

As Lusiana Lu, Business Development Director at Hashmicro Private Limited notes: “Technology is used not to merely cut manpower, but to empower those whose jobs are replaced by the technology to do more meaningful, creative, and safer work.”   said, “technology improves things so fast that by the time we…

Digital Disruption For Smarter Food Manufacturing In Asia

Eric Lai, regional business director of industry at Grundfos Asia Pacific, posits that a new wave of heightened consumerism today has great implications for the food manufacturing industry—a paradigm shift is needed. Fast-growing economies, increasing spending power and greater awareness of health and nutrition are driving up domestic consumption. This…

Balancing Quality And Profitability In Powder Handling

The key to sustained success can be summarised as “quality with profitability” but the manufacturing and consumer landscape is changing so rapidly that achieving these two elements in harmony is becoming increasingly difficult. This article explores some of the challenges faced and explains how they can be overcome. By David…

Innovating With Health In Mind

Health is the top priority for many consumers today, and it is vital that manufacturers innovate with healthy and natural ingredients to create products that consumers love. By Cargill
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