Zipline expands US drone delivery activity with Mendocino Farms
Zipline, which established its reputation as the leader in drone instant logistics services by quickly transporting medical supplies in nations around the globe, is now reinforcing its commercial UAV activities through a new partnership delivering meals for restaurant chain Mendocino Farms in western US states, using its new P2 platform.
Zipline announced the new agreement with Mendocino Farms this week, adding the restaurant chain to the group of healthcare, wellness, and food companies that have already signed on for drone delivery services using the P2 system the startup unveiled last spring. The platform operates with automated loading gear installed in client workplaces, and networks of charging stations that allow freely roaming UAVs to respond to the nearest order – breaking previous home-to-destination-to-home procedures.
Under the deal, Mendocino Farms will also benefit from the P2’s dual drone system to transport food orders to…