October 30, 2023
In order to succeed, businesses need to evolve with the times. From our humble beginnings in 1907, innovation has been a driving factor at Friesens. Today, we boldly use the latest technology wherever possible and we’re proud to be one of the most innovative book manufacturing facilities in North America. From our managers to press operators, Friesens employee-owners embrace the use of automation where appropriate to make jobs more efficient and, more importantly, safer.
The latest addition to Friesens’ “fleet” of technology is a pair of robots designed to help staff on the binding line. Where once we had to manually place bundles of sections into the binding machine, these new state-of-the-art machines will automatically lift the bundles into the appropriate spaces in the line, thus increasing the efficiency, health and safety of our employee-owners by eliminating the repetitive lifting and twisting that could have an adverse effect on the operators. These robots, like all others in our facility, are designed to work WITH our owner-operators to make our facilities safer and more efficient.
Because we want to be the leader in our industry, Friesens continues to build for the future in terms of growth, innovation and automation, moving forward and investing in the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment for our facilities.