Relocalize develops production and processing platforms that sustainably produce local food and strengthen supply chains.
Thinking big by being small! Micro-factories are scaled-down factories deployed at or near grocery distribution centers. Co-locating production with distribution eliminates expensive and unnecessary logistics, while strengthening supply chains.
Relocalize employs robotics and automation to produce food at a micro-industrial scale, on-demand 24/7. Our systems are designed to operate independently in the smallest possible footprint. “No touch” manufacturing offers maximum food safety, a best practice for a post-pandemic world.
Trucking food over long distances is a major source of CO2 emissions. By re-localizing food production, our micro-factories eliminate the CO2 emissions from medium and long-haul logistics. By employing low-waste tech, we are also working to eliminate production waste.
Our first product
The Better Ice
Our first micro-factory produces better packaged ice. Frozen water should NOT be trucked cross-country when water is available everywhere. It simply does not make economic or ecological sense. For that reason, ice is the first food we are relocalizing.