Te­tra Pak cap­i­tal­iz­ing on 4th In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS - By Park Jae-hyuk jae­hyuk@ko­re­atimes.co.kr

Te­tra Pak has been ac­tively mak­ing the best use of Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion tech­nolo­gies to pro­tect food, peo­ple and the fu­ture, ac­cord­ing to the com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor for the Swedish food pack­ag­ing com­pany in North Asia and Ocea­nia, Fri­day.

“We do not de­velop new tech­nolo­gies. We just uti­lize tech­nolo­gies to sug­gest so­lu­tions to our clients. How­ever, I would say we are among com­pa­nies lead­ing the Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion,” Grace Oh said at the Swedish In­no­va­tive Food Tech­nol­ogy Sem­i­nar held by the Swedish Trade & In­vest Coun­cil and the Korea Food In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion in Seoul.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, Te­tra Pak of­fers pre­dic­tive main­te­nance ser­vices based on data. The com­pany also formed a part­ner­ship with Mi­crosoft to adopt its HoloLens to speed up is­sue res­o­lu­tion for food man­u­fac­tur­ers.

“The rea­son why we fo­cus on such tech­nolo­gies is that the Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion tech­nolo­gies are im­por­tant for our fu­ture and value sys­tem,” Oh said.

She in­tro­duced her com­pany’s spe­cific ef­forts for this di­rec­tive.

“For food safety, we of­fer a solu- tion that al­lows users to track down dis­tri­bu­tion channels,” she said. “For safer work­places and en­vi­ron­ment, we have tried to make con­tri­bu­tions to our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Af­ter be­com­ing the first for­eign en­ter­prise to sign a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with the Seoul Met­ro­pol­i­tan Gov­ern­ment in 2013, Te­tra Pak has held the Nan­bit Fes­ti­val in Seoul to im­prove aware­ness of cli­mate change and re­cy­cling.

It has re­cently been us­ing Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion tech­nolo­gies to con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety and pro­mote its ef­forts to the whole world.

Oh said her com­pany be­gan film­ing the fes­ti­val with drones and an­a­lyz­ing par­tic­i­pants with big data tech­nol­ogy.

Te­tra Pak has also in­stalled in­ter­net of things-based re­cy­cling bins in Seoul. “We will con­tinue to in­vest in pre­vi­ous ways of re­cy­cling, but we will also find new ways of re­cy­cling for con­sumers to re­gard the Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion tech­nolo­gies as easy,” she said.

In ad­di­tion to Te­tra Pak, ex­ec­u­tives from ABB and At­las Copco par­tic­i­pated in the sem­i­nar to in­tro­duce the Swedish food in­dus­try’s in­no­va­tive­ness and dig­i­ti­za­tion. The event was at­tended by Swedish Am­bas­sador Jakob Hall­gren and 80 re­searchers work­ing for Korea’s ma­jor food man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Cour­tesy of Swedish Trade & In­vest Coun­cil

Grace Oh, com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor of Te­tra Pak North Asia & Ocea­nia, speaks dur­ing the Swedish In­no­va­tive Food Tech­nol­ogy Sem­i­nar at the Plaza Ho­tel Seoul, Fri­day.

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