To meet anticipated demand for its nationwide pizza machine rollout, slated for this fall, Basil Street Café announced a partnership with Celestica, a design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions expert.
Celestica will provide manufacturing solutions as part of a mass-market introduction and distribution of Basil Street’s automated brick-oven style pizza kitchens (APKs) to locations across the country.
In 2020, Basil Street ran a pilot program in multiple states using prototype kiosks developed and refined by the brand’s internal research and development team, led by Basil Street COO Jeff Klemp. Klemp also serves as COO of Commercial Automation, a company that has played an instrumental role in the initial development of the Basil Street solution.
According to Klemp, the engineering solutions team Basil Street has compiled is a best-in-class group of subject matter experts that have a long history in the building of consumer facing robotic kiosks.
Through the partnership with Basil Street, Celestica will harness its global reach to aid in optimizing the value of the pizza brand’s build by increasing consistency and quality of the APKs.