Yili Becomes First Chinese Food & Beverage Company to Join FIA

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd, has today become the newest company to join Food Industry Asia’s (FIA) growing network of responsible businesses operating in the region, and is, significantly, the first Chinese food & beverage company to become an FIA member.

Mr Zhang Jiangqiu, CEO of Yili Group said: “FIA has very good experience in food safety, standards harmonisation, and health and nutrition. Yili is delighted to become a member of FIA. Our collaboration with FIA fulfils our needs in terms of our global strategy.”

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd is the only Asian dairy company recognised in the top 8 global dairy companies. The company is a provider of healthy and nutritious dairy products and is engaged in the processing and manufacture of a variety of milk products. It is also the only company that is recognised by the Olympics and World EXPO standards, and provided its dairy products to the 2008 Olympics and 2010 Shanghai World EXPO.

Throughout its history, Yili has always focused on “internationalization” and “innovation”. Quality and responsibility being at the core of its business, Yili has gained consumers’ trust with its various high quality, high technology, and high value-added products.

Every day, there are nearly 100 million Yili products reaching consumers. Every year, nearly 1.1 billion Chinese consumers enjoy nutritious and delicious products from Yili, including liquid milk,  powdered milk, ice cream and yogurt.

In 2015, Yili reported double-digit growth in its operating turnover and net profit. The company reported an operating turnover of RMB 60.3 billion and a net profit of RMB 4,654 million, to cement its place as a leader in Asia’s dairy business, by being recognised as the largest dairy company in Asia.

The company has a significant global footprint with its first major overseas dairy factory in New Zealand, a strategic partnership with Italian dairy giant SterilgardaAlimentiS.p.A, has set up its European R&D Centre in the Netherlands and carried out comprehensive collaboration with enterprises, universities and research institutes in the United States of America.

Mr Matt Kovac, Executive Director at FIA, said, “Having Yili join FIA as its newest and first Chinese member, is a significant milestone in FIA’s seven-year history. We are delighted to welcome Yili to our growing network of members. I am confident that the team at Yili will bring valuable expertise and leadership to our Committees and Working Groups, to support the industry’s collective efforts in improving nutrition, food safety and harmonised food standards for the benefit of all businesses and consumers in Asia.”
For more information about joining FIA, please visit our Membership Benefits page or contact the FIA Secretariat.


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Food Industry Asia
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Food Industry Asia (FIA) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2010 to enable major food manufacturers to speak with one voice on complex issues such as health & nutrition, food safety and the harmonisation of standards. From its base in Singapore, FIA seeks to enhance the industry's role as a trusted partner and collaborator in the development of science-based policy throughout Asia. To do so means acting as a knowledge hub for Asia’s national industry associations and affiliated groups to support with their engagement of public bodies and other stakeholders across the region.