ABILITY TO MANAGE SUDDEN PEAKS IN DEMAND
AUTO-BOX A BROAD RANGE OF ITEMS IN VARYING SIZES
30% LESS USAGE OF CORRUGATED MATERIAL
REDUCTION OF SHIPPING VOLUME BY 20%
Scalable Automated Packaging That Uses Less
Focusing on alpine clothing and sports equipment, ecommerce specialist SportOkay is located in the heart of the Alps in Innsbruck, Austria. The company has more than 40,000 different items of outdoor, mountain climbing, cycling and skiing equipment from over 300 well-known brands in stock.
Coming from Zalando and Amazon, Konrad Plankensteiner, CEO of SportOkay.com is well aware of the ever present competition in the online retail market. “From my point of view, reliable, flexible and easily scalable solutions are ideal for a rapidly growing company such as ours,” says Plankensteiner. SportOkay.com aims to get customers’ orders out fast, enabling them to be as active as possible, as quickly as possible, with the necessary gear. In order to accomodate this task, Plankensteiner opened a 16 metre high distribution centre in 2018 that allows customers in Germany and Austria who place orders online before noon to receive their goods the following day.
Success wasn’t long in the making, as the company experienced double-digit sales growth very quickly. Instead of hiring more staff for the warehouse area, he decided to purchase an automated packaging system. “I really liked the sustainability of the CVP Impack and that the system can automatically produce up to 500 tailor-made packages per hour without void fill using 3D scanning technology,” says Plankensteiner.
„Process automation is an essential lever for success in the tough world of e-commerce.”
CEO of SportOkay.com
The packaging process is extremely fast, taking just seconds to complete. With the machine now successfully in use for several months, CEO Plankensteiner is feeling positive. “The system is efficient and very reliable. We’re already seeing the benefits of the savings,“ says Plankensteiner. Plankensteiner describes himself as “very satisfied” – not just with the throughput of the system, but also with the support.