Dairy producer Yili runs at full capacity to ensure supplies


Yili Industrial Group’s liquid milk production workshop in Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, began production on Feb 10, with 18 production lines running at full capacity, according to company officials.

In the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Yili launched its “Prevention and Control Plan for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia".

This was an active response to the State General Administration of Market Supervision and Administration’s call to guarantee the price, quality and supply of daily necessities, the company said.

Pan Gang, chairman of Yili Group, pointed out that enterprises must ensure product quality and production safety.

The current daily production capacity is nearly 12 million tons, said a Yili employee.

The company also invested 100 million yuan ($14.31 million) to support the country's fight against the epidemic, of which 60 million yuan was donated to the China Red Cross Society to purchase epidemic prevention and control supplies in Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

To date, Yili has sent about 1.5 million boxes of medical supplies -- such as disinfectant and medical gloves -- to the Red Cross Society of Inner Mongolia.

“What we shoulder is not only a mission to provide consumers with the highest quality products and services, but also the responsibility to protect the daily lives of people across the country from the impact of the epidemic,” said Zhang Jianqiu, CEO of Yili Group.


Yili’s liquid milk production workshop in Hohhot begins production on Feb 10, with 18 production lines running at full capacity. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]