Company has increased their workforce by 34% in the first half of 2022..
August 3, 2022
New hires at Numina Group include several director level senior managers to bring additional executive leadership and industry experience to the firm. It also added additional software engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, technicians, and customer support managers.
During the height of the pandemic, interest in automation accelerated. Companies used automation to lower the density of workers on the plant floor and create a healthier environment. Now dairy companies are automating for high assured output, lower waste and the capacity to meet rising demand and changing market tastes.
Dairy processors should use automation in two ways. One is to optimize ongoing operations, of course. This can also help plants become more environmentally friendly. The other time to use automation is before construction of a facility even begins.
For more than 60 years, Batavia, N.Y.-based O-At-Ka Milk Products has co-packed dairy-based products. One of O-At-Ka's bright spots has been the growing demand for co-packed ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages such as milk-based coffees, teas, energy drinks, nutritional offerings and ethnic selections.
At the Plangger organic cheese dairy in the Austrian Tyrol region, a Stäubli six-axis robot is busy de-rinding and coating irregularly shaped blocks of cheese, a demanding job that calls for maximum resilience.
Behind many of the most well-known private label brands of cheese and cheese products sold in North American supermarkets is one of the continent’s largest cheese maturation and cheese converting processors.
Keith Reisinger originally conceived the idea of the Pixie regional Australian ice cream brand - headquartered in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia - 60 years ago. His ice cream creations, made from natural fresh ingredients from the region, were so well received that the family business is now in its third generation.
ON DEMAND: The world is rapidly changing and large food and beverage producers are adopting automation and digitalization technologies that give them a competitive edge, allowing them to produce more efficiently and provide insightful information for decision making. Producers who lag behind will themselves be unable to compete. Technologies that used to be optional are now required for plants that want to remain competitive in a rapidly changing, cost-competitive landscape.