Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd. is a leading agriculture enterprises engaged in beans and nuts leisure food production. It is one of the largest bean processor for leisure food, with an annual sales volume of about 1 billion RMB. Its affiliated online shopping platform “Taodo” has become a most specialized marketplace as “Suning.com” in Jiangsu Province. Director Kong Youli, who was sent to work in Suzhou for local agriculture development, noticed the rapid growth of the enterprise as well as its bottlenecks in products R&D and quality control. He initiated the cooperation between Youi and the Institute of Agro-products Processing (IAP) of JAAS.
To search for technical cooperation, Mr. Chen Jian, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Youi, led a delegation to JAAS on Oct. 14, 2013. IAP Director Liu Chunqiu hosted the delegation and showed the guests around the labs, workshops and engineering centers. A week later, Director Liu, together with other senior experts, went all the way to Youi to inspect first-line production. Both sides reached initial agreement to carry out cooperation: IAP will provide technical support to Youi, especially in microwave drying technology and low-temperature frying technology; IAP will assist in the establishment of Youi Leisure Food Research Institute, such as new products R&D, quality control and talent training, etc.. Detailed cooperation documents are expected to be signed.