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Webinar | Recorded on 4/2/2024

Essential Guide for Successful Automation in Food Production and Packing

Presented by: Danijel Lolic, Head of Product

After investing in fundamental equipment like mixers, fillers, sealers, and labelers, where should Food & Bev production companies automate next? It's difficult to know where to start and what mistakes to avoid, especially with the fast-moving world of robotics. 

That's where we can help. In this technology-agnostic webinar, we'll be revealing the best "crawl, walk, run" playbook for successfully automating your production, stemming from Formic's hundreds of automation deployments, Danijel's personal lessons learned as VP of Operations, and tales (good and bad) from other U.S. manufacturers.

Here's What You Will Learn:

  • See What's Possible with an Overview of Food Production and Packaging Equipment
  • The Recommended Automation Journey that Leads to Success
  • Real-World Examples of Applications (with videos!) 
  • Tips for Getting Started with Packaging Automation
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid

About Formic

Founded in 2020, Formic is accelerating the adoption of automation across small to mid-sized U.S. manufacturers and boosting productivity by removing the risk, complexity, upfront capital, and expertise that typically exist as barriers to onboarding this transformative technology. Our “Robotics-as-a-Service” model delivers automation at a low hourly rate with contractually guaranteed performance. Customers only pay for the time the machines are producing for the business.

With a full-service managed automation offering that includes everything from specifying and deployment to 24/7 monitoring, maintenance, and upgrades - all for a low hourly rate, we're creating an innovative and accessible competitive advantage for small and mid-sized factories to enable scale and growth that was once only available to large companies.

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Trusted by America's Small & Mid-Market Manufacturers

“Formic has skin in the game because they're incentivized based on when the machine is running, not when it is down.”
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Matthew Nuemann, Packaging & Distribution Manager, Georgia Nut Company
“Formic really centralizes and democratizes the capabilities of robotics in a way we've never seen before.”
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David Gray, CEO, Greenseed Contract Packaging
“We've been looking at automation for a few years... Not having any upfront costs (with Formic) was very attractive and helped ease the minds of owners during our capital planning meetings.”
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Tracey Miller, SVP, Compact Industries

About the Speaker

Danijel Lolic has 15+ years experience in technical engineering and operations management roles, specifically within the fresh produce industry. 

For nearly a decade he worked for Rice Fruit Company and worked his way up through engineering management and operations management to serve as their VP of Operations.

At Formic, Danijel built Formic's Customer Success function and is now leading our product strategy and roadmap as the Head of Product.


Danijel Lolic

Head of Product at Formic