Application of Industry 4.0 Able to Boost Exports of Food Products Beverage Up to Four Times

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, August 31 2018 - 20:55 IWST

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Food Products (ist) - Jakarta, the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) has determined the food and beverage industry sector (Mamin) to be one of the priority sectors which is a pilot for the implementation of industry 4.0.

Director of the Beverage Industry, Tobacco Products and Freshener of the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin), Abdul Rochim said, the implementation of industry 4.0 is expected to increase industrial growth so that by 2025 exports of food and beverages products increased by 4x.

"In addition, it can also increase the added value of the target by 5 times," said Abdul Rochim at the presentation in the Workshop on Industrial Policy Deepening with Journalists at Rich Hotel Yogyakarta, Thursday (08/30/2018).

Rochim added, currently 30% of the food and beverage industry has implemented industry 3.0, and several large industries have implemented industry 4.0 in several parts of the production line.

"Some major industrial production lines have implemented the fourth industry," he explained.

According to him, in facing the digital industry era, his side has prepared several targets in the insurance industry sector until 2030 with three stages.

The first stage is to reduce the dependence on imported agricultural and manufacturing products such as rice, chicken, sugar, cocoa, palm oil, fruit and vegetables, processed seafood in 2021.

"In addition, it can also increase export numbers by 50%," Rochim added.

The second stage is to build ASEAN leadership in the manufacturing and beverage sectors for simple and medium-sized packaged foods such as noodles, ready-to-drink tea, coffee and bottled water in 2025.

"That way we will become a food and beverage powerhouse in ASEAN," he said.

Furthermore, the third stage is, developing leadership into the global food and beverage manufacturing market for packaged foods such as baby food, packaged fast food, and supplement foods in 2030.

"By implementing this, Indonesia will become the top five exporters of global food and beverage products," Rochim concluded.

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