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WHO WE ARE

We are the pillars of Yili’s innovation network in our regions and work intensively with partners along the value chain in the fields of nutrition & health, product and process technology, food safety and farm management.

 

As one of the leading global dairy companies Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili) has established two Innovation Centers in Europe and New Zealand to boost its innovation power.

 

By bringing together expertise of our partners and our company we create win-win relationships to deliver innovations for the market.
We focus on bringing breakthrough innovations and world class products and processes into Yili by bridging external and internal expertise.

 

Our European center was founded in 2014 and is located on the campus of Wageningen University in the heart of Food Valley in The Netherlands. From there we reach out to partners across the whole of Europe.

 

In New Zealand Yili our center to cover the Oceania area was founded in 2016 at Lincoln University in Christchurch.

ABOUT YILI

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd, a provider of healthy and nutritious dairy products, is China’s largest dairy producer with complete product lines for Milk, Yoghurt, Ice-cream and Infant Milk Formula.

Yili has rapidly developed over the last decades and is now the number one dairy company in Asia and number nine in the Rabobank ranking of global dairy companies. Our ambition is to be in the top five.

Yili reaches out to the world to build global innovations, a global supply chain and global markets.

Yili has been the sponsor and supplier of dairy products for the Olympic games in 2008, Shanghai World Expo 2010 and is the official dairy partner of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games.

For further information on Yili Industrial Group, please refer to the website.

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FACTS

9

In ranking of global dairy companies

1

Leading dairy company in Asia

9.9

Billion USD turnover

100

million products delivered each day

1,1

billion consumers buy our products

2201

Patent families

WHAT WE DO

Scouting

We scout for new products, innovative packaging, improved processing and new scientific insights in food safety and nutrition & health and link these to relevant opportunities for the Chinese dairy market.

Partnerships

We run collaborative projects with universities, institutes, innovative companies and our key suppliers.

Innovation

As international innovation centers we are strongly interested to come into contact with innovative parties to explore future opportunities together.

Food Quality

We continuously monitor food quality systems and regulatory requirements to ensure Yili is operating to world class standards.

Market opportunities

We link new products, scientific insights and improved processing to global trends and translate these to relevant opportunities for the Chinese dairy market.

NEWS

OUR PARTNERS

For Innovation Yili reaches out to the world

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Yili Innovation Center Europe

Bronland 12E-1 (Plus Ultra)
6708 WH Wageningen

Yili Innovation Center Oceania

C/O Department of Wine, Food and Molecular BiosciencesRFH Building, Lincoln UniversityCnr Springs Road and Ellesmere Junction RoadLincoln 7647, ChristchurchNew Zealand

Yili-Headquarter-Hohhot