John Hayes, Director of Sales for BALYO, a technological leader in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, was recently featured on FoodChain Magazine discussing the transformation of the food & beverage industry with automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Read the full article authored by industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler here.
Versatile automated vehicles optimize the ever-shifting needs of the food industry. Food trends change constantly which defines why strategic planning is essential, not optional. According to Hayes, “The food sector businesses require versatile, robust solutions. Food industry AGVs streamline operations, resolve the daily logistical challenges in food service, distribution, and warehousing, because of the capacity to adapt and evolve meeting the demands of food and beverage firms globally.”
Hayes noted, “AGVs must integrate seamlessly into overall operations while delivering the consistency, safety, and savings required.”
Hayes is adamant that selecting the best AGV vendor means they can supply a full complement of solutions designed to move the raw goods, packaging and supplies, and finished products around a food processing facility. Material handling needs are idiosyncratic in the food industry which must meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) operational requirements, as well as the decade-old FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) along with other regulatory compliance demands.
As far as compliance, Hayes reinforced that BALYO’s AGVs adhere to the B56.5 standard for automated vehicles. Food and beverage companies are encouraged that these AGV solutions are based on standard forklifts that may currently be in use at warehouses today.
FoodChain has established itself as a must-read magazine in the globally important food and beverage market.
BALYO transforms standard forklift trucks into standalone intelligent robots thanks to its breakthrough proprietary Driven by Balyo™ technology. The geoguidance navigation system developed by BALYO allows vehicles equipped with the system to locate their position in real-time and navigate autonomously inside buildings/warehouses. Within the automated handling vehicle market, BALYO’s 2021 outlook includes the acceleration of profitable growth after the successful implementation of a more efficient and autonomous commercial strategy. BALYO will pursue efforts to accelerate sales in 2021, including the addition of John Hayes, a well-respected and experienced industry thought-leader, as Director of US Sales to grow North American business development. The anchoring of new operational drivers, commercial partnerships forged with integrators, and commercial autonomy through technological developments will uniquely position BALYO in 2021 and beyond.
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Company Name: Balyo, Inc.
Contact Person: John Hayes, Director of Sales
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Phone: (704) 905-1571
Address:78 B-Olympia Avenue
Country: United States