This Cider Producer is Designing a Drone That is Shaped Like a Flying Pig

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 5, 2015
References: bathchronicle & foodbev
The British cider producer 'Orchard Pig' is designing a delivery drone that is shaped like a flying pig. As drone technology becomes more accessible, many brands are looking for ways to utilize the flying robots. This company is working on a new drone that will be able to deliver cider directly to customers.

Orchard Pig is currently working on a way to turn the Gloucester Old Spot pig into a delivery drone. The reason for making a drone shaped like a flying pig is largely symbolic as it represents the company's growth over the years. As founder Andrew Quinland explains, "we made the impossible possible and now have used the delivery service to make pigs fly – because why not?" The quirky pig-shaped drone would be used to deliver full shipments of cider to customers in the UK. The drone has already embarked on a series of successful test flights, which indicates that the service may be up and running by next summer.

The drone-based delivery service provides a fun and exciting way for customers to interact with the popular cider brand.