The food and beverage industry, or known as the F & B industry is a promising industry. Because, with more than 230 million of Indonesia's populations, it will also give a large market. According to the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, the food and beverage industry is one of the sectors that support the growth of both manufacturing and the national economy in the following years.
This can be seen from the contribution of the food industry which is always consistent and significantly give impact to the non-oil and gas industry’s gross domestic product (GDP) and increase in investment realization. Minister of Industry, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, said that the government continues to make efforts to keep the availability of raw materials needed by the food and beverage industry to be more productive and have global competitiveness.
Based on the data from the Ministry of Industry, the food and beverage industry contributed to the GDP of the non-oil and gas industry about 34.95 percent in the third quarter of 2017. This figure made the food and beverage industry the largest industry that contributes GDP compared to other subsectors.
Those achievements have increased by four percent compared to the previous period in 2016. For contributions to the national GDP at 6.21 percent in the third quarter of 2017 or an increase of 3.85 percent compared to the same period last year.
Furthermore, because the food and beverage industry has a large impact on Indonesia's GDP, the government recommends the food industry to innovate and improve its technology.
The government continues to support innovation for food manufacturing. The Minister of Industry said that the national food and beverage industry needs to innovate in order to be able to compete with a global market.
The food and beverage industry or F & B is an example of an industry that is ready to use industrial technology 4.0 in Indonesia. The performance food factories in Indonesia shows that the national food and beverage industry is ready to compete in the world market.
The food and beverage industry can continue to grow because it has many supply chains and consumers. According to the Ministry of Industry, the value of the national food and beverage industry exports reached US $ 11.5 billion in 2017, an increased value compared to 2016, at US $ 10.43 billion. Furthermore, the food and beverage industry in 2017 reached 9.23 percent far above the national GDP growth of 5.07 percent.
To support the industrial era 4.0, the food industry should implement several technological improvements such as the internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics and 3D printing. The technology is expected to improve the performance of local food manufacturing plants in order to compete in the national market.
Well, those are the development of the Indonesian food and beverage industry. To support the performance of the food and beverage industry, it is better to choose strategic location for your company. One of the strategic places to build or to run Food and Beverage company is Karawang New Industry City.
Located near the capital city of Jakarta and has 6 access such as Jabodetabek LRT, Trans Java toll road, Jakarta-Cikampek toll road, Jakarta-Bandung Railway, Kertajati international airport, and Patimban port make KNIC a suitable location for building Industrial warehouses and F & B company.