SATS Breaks Ground On Innovative Food Hub, To Be Open in 2024
SATS Ltd. (SATS), Asia’s leading provider of food solutions and gateway services, today announced it has commenced a lease agreement with JTC to build an innovative food hub in Singapore's Jurong Innovation District.
It’s a move that is aligning with SATS' strategy to develop its local businesses that will bring together its Singapore core while growing international and non-travel businesses. The project will bring together all of SATS’ expertise in food production – culinary, food technology, supply chain, innovation, sustainability, digitalisation, food safety and nutrition to transform current food production processes.
On the 7th
of April, SATS held a ceremony at the future site of the new Innovation Food Hub, where SATS and a few representatives broke ground on the site, which included Guest of Honour Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong. With much cheering and clapping, the five broke ground on the site. The site would be the place to help expand the SATS Global Innovation Centre (SGIC) to the hub, enabling it to tap into the location’s close connectivity to food tech start-ups, SMEs and institutions of higher learning to develop an open collaboration platform for innovation partnerships. Visitors to the hub will learn about food innovations and sustainability through educational tours of the facility, as well as engaging members of the public through education and learning.
Kerry Mok, President and Chief Executive Officer, SATS Ltd., said, “SATS Food Hub’s location in Jurong Innovation District allows us to tap into Singapore’s innovation ecosystem to develop new products and services. Automating our meal production processes changes the landscape significantly to benefit our customers, suppliers and business partners. It will enable us to implement hi-tech food production to achieve cost efficiency, strengthen operational resilience and create greater opportunities for upskilling our people. Through our investments in innovation and automation, SATS aims to help local businesses that we are working with to innovate and scale their operations cost-effectively to compete internationally.”