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Angel Yeast: smart factory starts production 

Angel Yeast announced the opening of its latest food ingredient factory, with facilities that enable automated operation and improved quality control with smart production lines. The smart factory optimizes the company’s production process and upgrades its product offerings. Angel Yeast said it will now be able to supply natural, greener and nutritious raw materials for baked foods and pastries. The company has announced increased investments to establish R&D hubs and technology centers for bakery products around the world.

The factory features a packaging workshop equipped with the latest automated high-speed packaging machine, capable of completing 65 packs per minute, which drastically increases the single-machine production capacity, the company explains. The factory also features both de-stacking robots and railed guided vehicles, for fully autonomous, efficient operations. Powered by the smart manufacturing system (MES), production line distributed control system (DCS), and smart automated warehousing facilities, the factory digitalizes and automates the entire manufacturing process from the storage of raw materials to the packing, sealing and transportation of final products.

“Angel has cemented its leadership in China and beyond with its dry yeast business. Meanwhile, more than half of fermented foods in China use Angel’s yeast. Angel’s dough improvers enhance the quality of and prolong the shelf life of millions of tons of fermented food products each year, significantly reducing food waste. The Company has also set up a dedicated e-store where customers are able to purchase Angel’s high-quality food ingredients easily,” said Xiao Minghua, General Manager of Angel Yeast. He also added that the smart factory will further advance the company’s manufacturing capability, and grant Angel ‘Industry 4.0’ expertise to boost quality, productivity and sustainability.

Founded in 1986, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd specializes in the production of yeast and yeast derivatives. Its product range includes baker’s yeast and ingredients, Chinese dim sum and seasoning, savory yeast extract, microbial nutrition, and enzymes.