Tetra Pak capitalizing on 4th Industrial Revolution
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.
Grace Oh, communications director of Tetra Pak North Asia & Oceania, speaks during the Swedish Innovative Food Technology Seminar at the Plaza Hotel Seoul, Friday.