Thai food-beverage industry Invest more intelligent factories
For the year 2020, it can be seen that the food and beverage industry in Thailand Start investing in automation technology. Bring robotics to the industry 4.0 in the world of commerce Including the critical need to build a smart factory (Smart Factory) to increase their ability to compete.
Sopan Manthanya, managing director of Chia Meng Marketing, revealed that this year, the company invested 1 robot or a robot to be used in the production line or a budget of 3-4 million baht for trial use. And the company is transitioning to Industry 4.0 or planning to invest in the whole plant in the next 4-5 years to build a smart factory This is to support the fierce business competition in either Vietnam or Cambodia, although the quality of rice is currently not able to compete with Thailand. But Thailand has to improve and develop rice to have more value as well It is also a support for domestic labor shortages that are likely to be scarce and likely to increase labor costs.
Mr. Thawee Piyapattana, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Pacific Aquaculture Group, said that because Thai businesses will transform into an industrial 4.0 era, there are barriers to outdated factories. Which can invest and improve within the factory only to 3.0 because the factory condition is not ready to support Which to step into the intelligent factory Should invest in building a new factory
The sterilization process with Ultraviolet light (UV) can kill various germs in the water without affecting the water quality. Does not cause residue, a factor that causes cancer
While the RO or Reverse Osmosis water filter system, which is commonly used in drinking water production Is a water filter system that has a high resolution The filter cartridge is very porous. Even microbes, salinity molecules Including important minerals that are beneficial to the body such as magnesium, calcium, silica, fluoride and zinc that help in repair Strengthen bones and teeth Including the immune system in the body can not pass. Resulting in pure water But not leaving minerals that are beneficial to the body
“The challenge of Industry 4.0: Businesses must compete with the development of new and innovative products. Or create products with added value In line with consumer behavior While technological investment Helps to produce precision, reduce losses, reduce costs in various fields. Management is more effective, “said Mr Thawee.
However, previously, companies in the Sahapat group started to shift their investment in robotics as well. Mr. Apis Setthammanamai, Deputy Director of President Bakery, said that 3 large companies are President Bakery, Thai President Foods and Lion Corporation. Accelerate the progress of transition to investing in technology for the factory. Step into the 4.0 era to build intelligent factories. For President Bakery to invest 150 million baht to use robots in Lat Krabang and Bang Chan factories to automate the production process.
As for Mr. Kosit Suk Singha, Executive Vice President of Thai Beverage, the company said that the company moves forward to use technology to drive the organization by investing 3 years (2017-202020), approximately 1,200 million baht.One of them is the supply chain system. From downstream to downstream, all digital will be used, with Bevtech being the developer of automation and using 60-70 robots in 30-40 factories. Aiming to be an intelligent factory in 2-3 years.