Thursday, February 13, 2020

Automated Packing and Labelling System Aimed at Ecommerce Suppliers

Environmental Gains Through Non Use of Tape
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – Many office workers will be familiar with the Neopost brand but that group has now been named Quadient and under the new brand has launched the CVP Everest, the latest high velocity, fit-to-size, auto-boxing system from Packaging by Quadient capable of tailor-making over 1,100 e-commerce packages per hour.

Designed to help large ecommerce businesses hit peak volumes, the new super-fast machine has the potential to replace between 20 - 30 packing desks, which the suppliers claim gives it a rapid return on investment making it a highly attractive solution for busy e-tailers constrained by labour resource issues.

One claimed advantage is the use of a glue-gun system to affix an individually sized lid to each tailor-made package. This allows much faster speeds for high-volume operations and far smaller package sizes than is possible with tape-sealed systems, all of which enables the new machine to cater for a far broader order profile at much higher speeds.

With a capacity to tailor-make over a thousand packages per hour for multiple or single order items, Packaging by Quadient’s says the fit-to-size automated solution is ideal for e-commerce operations faced with increasing order volumes and labour shortages. The CVP Everest measures, constructs, seals, weighs and labels each parcel in a seamless process, reducing package volumes by up to 50%, cutting cardboard usage by 20% and eliminating the need for void fill.

This simplified process has environmental benefits as, because no tape is used, cardboard can be more easily recycled. Cardboard requirement is also minimised through custom sizing, meaning a snug-fit around an item with no need for void-fill. This can then produce cost savings through reduced volume with the ability to maximise the cubic space taken in a vehicle, meaning less vehicles required, which in turn has the knock effect of reducing CO2 emissions!

The new high performance CVP Everest is currently in operation within one of France’s largest ecommerce businesses, which Quadient says produced an excellent performance during the past peak season. Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for packaging solutions at Quadient, commented:

“With rates in excess of 1,100 packages per hour, the CVP Everest is a highly attractive proposition for ecommerce businesses challenged by poor labour availability, rising costs and escalating volumes of orders involving single or multiple items. This is a solution to the fulfilment nightmares of the ‘Mega Peak’ season.”