China's Yili Sets Up First Overseas R&D Center In HollandMarch 7, 2014 | By Supply Chain Editor | Print | Email This Page
Chinese dairy company Yili announced that the company is cooperating with Wageningen University and Research Center in the establishment of a research and development center in the Netherlands, aiming to expand its global food cooperation results.
It is reportedly the first time for a Chinese dairy company to establish an overseas R&D center in the country, and it represents a considerable step for Yili's global strategy.
Wageningen University and Research Center is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation. Over the past 100 years, it has been committed to the higher education and technology research about life sciences and natural resources.
According to an insider from Yili, the Chinese dairy industry is currently undergoing a key transitional period and it urgently needs the overseas research and intellectual support. This new R&D center in Holland will become an engine to promote the development of the Chinese dairy industry. It will not only serve Yili, but also will stimulate the overall development of the Chinese dairy industry.
Eyeing the advantages of Wageningen University and Research Center, the new R&D center will cooperate with top research institutions in the world and attract the best dairy scientists. Its functions include results collection, project cooperation, dairy and food technology development, and feed safety and information evaluation related to the dairy industry.