Global provider of 3D automated packaging solutions Sparck Technologies believes that oversized e-commerce packaging is a thing of the past and fit-to-size packaging technology is ‘set to revolutionise e-commerce fulfilment’. All will be explained at the biggest intralogistics and warehousing trade show in the UK on 28-29 March 2023.
Visitors to Sparck Technologies’ stand (i604) at this year’s co-located IntraLogisteX and Robotics & Automation shows, taking place at the NEC Birmingham, will find out how to reduce shipment volumes, save costs, and boost packaging performance for single and multiple item orders.
With the capability to tailor-make up to 1,100 packages per hour, for multiple or single item orders, Sparck Technologies’ CVP Everest and CVP Impack automated packaging systems use advanced 3D scanning technology to optimally size, create, and label each parcel in one ‘seamless’ process – reducing package volumes by up to 50%, cutting cardboard usage by 30%, and eliminating the need for void fill.
Sparck Technologies says that one machine can replace up to 20 packaging desks, enabling businesses to grow sustainably and meet demand, even in a tight labour market. It explains that creating parcels that are exactly the right size allows for more parcels to be transported in a single shipment, helping to reduce transport costs and improve environmental performance.
Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for Sparck Technologies in the UK, said: “A draft EU Regulation on packaging and packaging waste, published in November, is set to send shock waves through the e-commerce sector. It states ‘empty space shall be reduced to the minimum necessary… for grouped and transport packaging, including e-commerce packaging’. Businesses will have to ensure that the empty space ratio is a maximum of 40%.
“This has major implications for the e-commerce sector where lax practices on the use of wasteful, oversized boxes is commonplace. And whilst this is a proposed EU Regulation, it will of course apply to any UK distributor selling to customers in the Union and it’s highly likely that the UK will follow suit.”
Visitors to IntraLogisteX will be able to hear more about Sparck Technologies’ fit-to-size automated packaging solutions and how its customers have used the technology to reduce labour costs, increase efficiency, and manage peak volumes.
Sparck Technologies (Stand i604) will be at IntraLogisteX on 28-29 March 2023 at the NEC Birmingham. For more information, visit www.intralogistex.co.uk.