MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) announced the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah for 2016 last week, and FireFly Automatix (DBA FireFly Equipment) made the list.
Growing with our customers
We have come a long way since our start in a small farm shop in 2010. FireFly was founded by a TEAM of turf production, automation, and engineering experts. By listening to our customers and applying the best of technology, we developed a successful product that fills a need in the turf production industry. FireFly now steadily churns out automated turf harvesters from a bustling factory in North Salt Lake. This growth in manufacturing means a shorter wait for turf producers from order to delivery. And these machines are in demand.
Developing an industry-leading harvester
FireFly’s ProSlab 155 harvester has made automation profitable for turf farms selling grass in flat slabs. Especially in warm climates, hand-stacking has long been the way to load these slabs on pallets because of difficult conditions and tender grass varieties. We set out to overcome these challenges with a harvester that is:
- highly productive
The result: the ProSlab 155.
FireFly has quickly become the dominant provider of automation in the turf slab market due to:
- proven performance
- technological innovations
- unmatched service
Catching the world’s attention
FireFly has also caught the attention of many in the tech world. Many said our TEAM stole the show when we presented at NIWeek in Austin last year. Sharing the keynote stage with companies the likes of Samsung and GoPro, all eyes were on FireFly (read more)
Trade magazines and web publications have also featured us in numerous stories over the past year, including a cover story in OEM Off-Highway. More articles have been published in Farm Journal, Automation World, Control Design, and Design World (see more links).
Our company’s growth is the result of an entire TEAM’s hard work and commitment to excellence, as well as the support of customers who recognize the quality of FireFly’s harvesters and parts. We are honored to be in the 2016 Utah 100.