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WHO WE ARE

Our European Research and Development Center was opened in 2014 on the campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands in the heart of Food Valley. In New Zealand our center to cover the Oceania area was founded in 2016 on Lincoln University Campus in Christchurch.

 

We are the pillars of Yili’s global 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. The focus was initially on collaborations with universities, research institutes and bridging external and internal expertise. The 2018 upgrade to Innovation Centers extends our activities to building strategic partnerships with suppliers, linking with start-up and scale-up companies and create win-win relationships to deliver innovations for the market.

ABOUT YILI

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd, a provider of healthy and nutritious dairy and food products, is Asia’s largest dairy producer with a wide range of products like milk, yoghurt, ice cream, infant formula, adult nutrition and cheese. Yili has rapidly developed over the last decades and is now the number five in the Rabobank ranking of global dairy companies. Our ambition is to be in the top three in 2025.

 

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, please refer to the website.

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FACTS

5

In ranking of global dairy companies

1

Leading dairy company in Asia

12

Billion EUR turnover

44

percent reduction in CO2 per ton product since 2012

90

percent of households in China use Yili products

3109

Patents

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.

Food Safety & Quality

We continuously monitor new developments in food quality and safety systems to ensure our products are up to world class standards.

Innovation Ecosystem

We build the global Yili Innovation Ecosystem with innovative companies, think-tanks and networks to grow our outreach and continiously improve our management of collaborations.

Proof-of-Concept

We test and validate new ingredients and technologies and translate scientific insights to actionable opportunities for Yili.

OUR PARTNERS

For Innovation Yili reaches out to the world

CONTACT US

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GET IN CONTACT WITH US

Yili Innovation Center Europe

Bronland 12 E-1
6708WH Wageningen
The Netherlands

+31 85 044 1190
europe@yili-innovation.com

Yili Innovation Center Oceania

c/o Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Bioscience
RFH Building, Lincoln University
Cnr Springs Road and Ellesmere Junction Road
Lincoln 7647, Christchurch
New Zealand

+64 27 809 4475
oceania@yili-innovation.com

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