ABB’s managing director in New Zealand, Ewan Morris, welcomes customers at the recent Future of Food and Beverage event

Technology looks to be the way of the future for the food and beverage industry with ABB showcasing the latest innovations at a recent event.

Over 90 customers took part in the experience, held at the company’s newly designed showroom in Grafton, where people were invited to attend in person and virtually.

Presentations from ABB experts and guest speakers included talks about innovative robotic technology, digitalisation for facilities through to power protection for critical assets.

Dr Jan Polzer from the University of Auckland spoke about digital twins and the importance it plays for increasing efficiency in production output, while Microsoft representative, Olli Lipsanen, spoke about mixed reality and how it can optimise operations in the food and beverage space.

ABB’s business development manager for the food and beverage sector, Johan Westhuizen, also launched ABB’s new interactive food and beverage tool, which is designed to provide an overview of ABB’s offerings for this industry.

“This is an exciting new tool, which is packed with features and gives a clear representation of how ABB solutions can be applied to our key industry globally,” he says.

Electrical engineering consultant, Jason You says he attended the event to see what technology was available and check out the latest trends.

“It’s really interesting to see how people are implementing the technology that is available, seeing how it is actually being used.”

ABB’s managing director in New Zealand, Ewan Morris says the event provided an opportunity for the company to interact with customers and present their products and solutions directly to the industry.

“The food and beverage sector is a key focus industry for ABB and our extensive offering, including digital solutions is helping customers boost the productivity and quality of their operations.”

ABB plans to host more events focused around key industries for New Zealand in 2021, to help keep customers up to date with new products and developments.