Companies partner to reimagine fresh distribution logistics for growers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers
The Giumarra Companies and Reliable Robotics today announced the joint launch of an automated flight test program to help solve supply chain and delivery challenges within the fresh produce industry. The test program, which had its successful inaugural flight on Aug. 7, saw the delivery of tree-ripened peaches from farm to grocery stores within 24 hours of harvest — a feat yet to be available at scale for U.S. growers. The flight test served as a crucial step in reducing time and touch points between farms and consumers.
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“To call this program groundbreaking is an understatement. We believe autonomous aircraft will transform the future of the fresh produce industry,” said Tim Riley, President of the Giumarra Companies. “This test proved the technology is viable and will