Delivering Fully Integrated Food Plant Solutions with Solid Partnerships
Carlisle Technology, a leading supplier of integrated plant floor solutions, has served the food industry since 1985. Over the years, the Carlisle team has developed strong relationships with industry experts to bring the best-in-class solutions to our customers. As an integrated solution provider, Carlisle Technology brings together multiple pieces of hardware and software to provide customers with one fully integrated system. We are always looking to build industry relationships and grow our partner base.
For many food manufacturers, the thought of integrating technology or implementing a new plant-floor system seems daunting. Carlisle Technology’s integrated solutions need to be robust and reliable so that customers know they can count on us to keep their plant floor running. In order to do this, Carlisle Technology partners with the very best companies in process engineering, food safety and process consulting, and hardware solution providers.
Benefits to customers
Our industry partners bring their unique expertise and experienced teams to help streamline the solution scoping and implementation process. Together we offer solutions that take food manufacturing to the next level. Some of the benefits of our integrated solutions include:
- Seamless product weighing and labeling solutions (manual and automated)
- WIP Tracking and end-to-end traceability
- Lot and batch yield reporting
- Integration to ERP and accounting system
Partner Ecosystem Management
Carlisle Technology brings food manufacturers fully integrated turn-key solutions with proven products and strong relationships. Together with leading industry experts, we deliver best-of-class solutions to our customers. The current industry ecosystem includes hardware manufacturers (scales, printers, print-and-apply automation systems, scanners, and mobile computers); leading food industry consultants (food safety and lean operations); engineering firms (plant design and process improvement); and software integrators (ERP, Accounting Systems, and Data Visualization).
In addition, the Carlisle marketing team works closely with our industry partners to implement various joint marketing activities. These include tradeshows, email campaigns, web blogs, white papers, customer calls, and podcasts. Our podcast, Farm to Fork, is the industry’s first for production and packaging. We cover various technologies, processes, practices, and solutions that help customers in the food manufacturing sector, contributing to food traceability, plant productivity, operational efficiency, and food safety.
- Serve customers with our fully integrated solutions
- Leverage over 35 years of food industry experience to support customers
- Utilize technical expertise to deliver purpose-built and configured solutions
- Reduce customer’s integration and implementation risks
- Improve customer’s operational efficiencies and enhance traceability
- Conduct joint marketing activities to acquire new customers
Why Choose Carlisle Technology?
Carlisle Technology has been serving the food industry for over 35 years. Our decades of experience has included providing solution to food manufacturers of all sizes. We have the experience and knowledge to understand the industry’s core needs. Our solutions are robust and mature. They have stood up over time and evolved to meet real-world production challenges.
A Vision for the Future
We realize that our solutions need to be continually progressing. To ensure future success, we are heavily invested in road mapping of our solutions. This roadmap looks year down the road, and it provides a clear vision of where we want to go. Our customers aren’t stuck with aging dead-end solutions. All of the solutions we provide have a clear upgrade path.
An End-to-End Solution Provider
We differ from a lot of our competition because we are a full solution provider. This means that we are able to provide all of the software, hardware, and integration services required for each project. “Turn-key” is a buzzword that can be empty, however, Carlisle Technology has the capability to provide end-to-end solutions. This gives our customers a “one-hand-to-shake” experience during every project.
The solutions that we provide are comprised of mainly “off-the-shelf” parts. This enables our customers to maintain the solutions over the long term. Parts or components can be provided by Carlisle Technology or by other third-party vendors, as needed. This differs from some of our competitors that only offer proprietary solutions that lack flexibility and can be costly to support.
Carlisle Technology stands by the solutions that we provide. Our Software Support Agreement enables us to provide customers with 24/7 software support. All of our services are done in-house with our own software developers or hardware technicians. We actively support our install base all across North America.
Who Do We Partner With?
Analytics & Software Partners
Project & Process Consultants
Our Valued Partners
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Panther’s print and apply and pre-printed label applicator systems are specially tailored to meet the demanding needs of e-commerce and other fast-moving industries that utilize warehouse, distribution, fulfillment centers, or third-party logistics (3PL) operations.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems
Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a family-owned corporation and has been manufacturing and distributing weight-related products and supplies since 1946. Within the company, progressive new technologies merge with the wisdom of industry experience to create the future of weighing through cutting-edge research and design.
Rice Lake’s roots are planted firmly in the principles of quality and customer service. Through three generations of family ownership, these ideals remain unchanged. Today, Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a global leader in measurement and automated process control.
Rice Lake offers more than 40,000 products, with over one million items in stock and available for same- or next-day shipping. The company continues to lead the industry in technological advances and quality products, all with legendary customer service.
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Vande Berg Scales
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Vande Berg Scales has a vast presence in the meat, dairy, and food industry as a leading force in measurement, accuracy, and automation. Vande Berg Scales offers a range of weighing, measurement, and automated systems supported by a professional design, engineering, sales, installation, maintenance, and service team.
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