2021 HOTELEX Shanghai Highlights
The 30th HOTELEX Shanghai was held in 2021. After continuous growth and innovation, HOTELEX Shanghai has become one of the leading hotel and catering expo in China. Not only the scale but the number of exhibitors and visitors has escalated throughout the years. According to the post-show report, this year, the exhibition space at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center reached 400,000 square meters, and the number of visitors exceeded 200,000, which is an increase of 33% compared with last year; the number of exhibitors reached 2,875, also an increase of 12%. With the substantial expansion of the exhibition area, the items and categories on display have become broader, providing more comprehensive information on the supply chain of the hotel and catering industry.
Future Trends and Important Events of China Catering
Many exciting events were also held during the exhibition, including the five major international coffee series events, Shanghai Coffee & Foodie Festival, Shanghai International Fashion Drinks Competition, and industry forums, demonstrating the innovation and potential of China’s catering industry. According to China Catering Big Data 2021, although the catering industry market has been severely affected by the epidemic in 2020, the annual registration volume of catering companies has increased, reaching 2.364 million, a year-on-year increase of 25.5%. Forward Business and Intelligence Co., Ltd., an industry data analysis company, predicts that the domestic catering revenue will reach 1,263 billion by 2026, which has shown the development and future of China’s catering industry.
In the future, food industry will need more talents in automatic food production and core supply chain capabilities. Among the prestigious brands, most factories use automated machinery to maintain product quality and management to meet production capacity. Chefs will learn how to integrate their techniques and experiences with industrial technology, enhancing their own skills. With optimized data based on automation, brands can create more products accordingly. In addition to self-improvement, supply chain integration and management are also paying more attention to the use of resource integration to make enterprises bigger and stronger. In addition to machinery, Suzhou Hundred Machinery also provide helps for bakers from brands, which are seeking automated machinery production, to integrate their experiences with machines. Increasing production capacity, and improving economic efficiency, HM’s Dream Team can also assist customers to develop new products and meet customer needs.
At this exhibition, Suzhou Hundred Machinery demonstrate 12-fold steamed bun and bean paste buns production on site with Japanese Rheon Encrusting Machine KN400 and N208. Users can set the product weight, the thickness of the casing and filling, and the production speed. It can memorize 100 sets of production settings, which is easy to operate and suitable for multiple products. In addition, double filling device, solid filling feeder, and powder filling device can be added to produce more diversified products.
N208 can control the ratio and output, and can cope with diverse materials, forming products into balls, bars, long sticks and more. Multi-purpose and high efficiency, N208 is suitable for producing various stuffed delicacies such as shaped biscuits, stuffed biscuits, mochi, Japanese sweets, pineapple cakes, custard buns, etc. Suzhou Hundred Machinery refurbished it to 80% new, providing convenient and efficient after-sales service with one-year warranty for spare parts replacement.