Leading frozen food producer Tee Yih Jia adds ABB’s secret sauce to digital energy strategy

  • Tee Yih Jia, one of the world’s largest frozen food producers of spring roll pastry, dim sum, and roti paratha, digitizes power system at new $450 million Singapore production facility
  • ABB AbilityTM Energy Manager solution providing transparent energy data for unified boardroom and shopfloor approach to cost and CO2 savings
  • Opex savings and accurate cost allocation for Food & Beverage producers

One of Asia’s largest and best-loved frozen food manufacturers, Tee Yih Jia (TYJ), is working with ABB to digitalize its energy management. The company’s popular Spring Home branded spring roll pastry, roti paratha, dim sum, samosa, and other Asian specialties sell to consumers around the world.

The Singapore-based company credits its early adoption of automation in the 1970s for its rise from a humble producer of local spring roll pastry to its position today as one of Asia’s most successful global food brands. Its latest production facility in Senoko, Singapore, is using data and Industry 4.0 technology to achieve continuous improvements in its resource efficiency and cost savings.

TYJ Group CFO, Loo Wen Lieh, said: “Quality, automation and innovation have enabled TYJ to become a leader in the global food and beverage industry. Recognizing that energy is a key ingredient in our products, costs and our sustainability, we are digitalizing the energy infrastructure at our sites.”

TYJ is working with ABB to roll out ABB AbilityTM Energy Manager at its new smart factory. ABB’s solution connects around 25MW of electrical loads to the Energy Manager platform via 200+ ABB circuit breakers and digital power devices.

“ABB’s solution enables TYJ to monitor and track energy systematically,” says Loo Wen Lieh. “From the shopfloor to the boardroom, we have access to the same clear, actionable information needed to optimize operating expenditure and capital investments – and our carbon footprint.”

Food & Beverage (F&B) producers rely on critical, energy-intensive assets, such as ovens, heat sources, air compressors and refrigeration equipment. The process of bringing ovens up to temperature can cause peaks in power demand that exceed contractual power limits, incurring penalty charges. The ABB AbilityTM Energy Manager Watching AI-powered functionality provides data-driven predictions to identify peak loads 24 hours in advance, enabling users to adapt and reduce energy costs.

Atif Saleri, Market Development Manager for ABB Electrification Smart Power, says: “With rising energy costs and an increasingly complex product mix, Food & Beverage (F&B) manufacturers are working with ABB to get the level of energy data transparency that organizations require. With the ABB Ability Energy Manager, F&B manufacturers have easy remote access to the data needed to allocate costs and CO2 data accurately to specific products – and identify savings opportunities in real time.”

ABB’s energy management solution connects the TYJ Senoko facility’s low-voltage distribution system to the cloud using smart Emax 2 air circuit breakers, M4M network analyzers and power meters.

Tee Yih Jia's new $450 million Singapore production facility has digitalized its power system using ABB Ability Energy Manager
Tee Yih Jia's new $450 million Singapore production facility has digitalized its power system using ABB Ability Energy Manager
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ABB’s Electrification BusinessArea: Electrifying the world in a safe, smart and sustainable way, ABB Electrification is a global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket. As the world’s demand for electricity grows, our 50,000+ employees across 100 countries collaborate with customers and partners to transform how people connect, live and work. We develop innovative products, solutions and digital technologies that enable energy efficiency and a low carbon society across all sectors. By applying global scale with local expertise, we shape and support global trends, deliver excellence for customers and power a sustainable future for society. go.abb/electrification 

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