19 Sep Yili and Qlip establish close cooperation
On September 12, 2018, Yili and Qlip confirmed the proposed collaboration by signing a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’. The signing took place by Mr. Zhang Jianqiu (Executive CEO Yili Group) and Mr. Jan Bobbink (CEO Qlip) during the official opening of Yili Innovation Center in Europe in Wageningen.
For Yili, the close collaboration with Qlip is part of the ‘Connect to Innovate’ strategy to achieve more connections with knowledge and business partners in the international dairy chain and to stimulate innovation. The partnership ties in with Qlip’s growth strategy and focuses on quality assurance and improvement of Yili’s dairy farms and transport and food safety of Yili’s dairy products in China. The aim of the cooperation is to establish an integral chain approach in China from water, feed, animal health, medication use, milk production and storage to milk quality. Combining and integrating Yili Standards with Qlip’s Dutch Dairy Standards will lead to the best Farmmanagement Standards globally.
Qlip supports the international dairy chain, to strengthen leading market positions by being a leading, innovative, reliable and committed partner. Its core activities are focused on food safety, quality, composition and sustainability. Qlip carries out more than 15,000 assessments and audits annually throughout the dairy industry. At the dairy laboratory in Zutphen, 15 million raw milk samples are analyzed annually and over 500,000 microbiological and chemical analyzes are carried out on dairy products, such as cheese, milk powders, dairy ingredients and infant formula. Qlip’s growth strategy focuses on internationalization and innovation within dairy.