Powertool World drives packaging performance with Sparck’s CVP-500.
Sparck Technologies (formerly known as Packaging by Quadient), the automated packaging solutions provider, has installed its third CVP-500 fully automated boxing machine in the UK at Powertool World’s fulfilment centre in Newton Aycliffe.
As one of the UK’s largest tool distributors, Powertool World has invested in Sparck’s advanced fit-to-size packing system to enhance the performance of its fulfilment operations, giving it the capacity to meet the demands of its rapidly expanding online business – supplying power tools, fixings and fittings to the construction sector.
The CVP-500 has the design capability to replace 8-16 packing desks by ‘auto-boxing’ multiple or single items every 7 seconds. As each box is tailor-made it avoids the need for void fill and reduces volume during transport.
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Chris Guy, founder and managing director of Powertool World says, “We needed a super-fast automated packing solution that could support the growth of our business. Finding staff for our busy packaging and dispatch operations was becoming increasingly difficult, particularly during peak periods. So investing in Sparck’s CVP-500 has reduced the strain of hiring extra staff and given us the ability to meet both our projected growth targets and peak periods, while maintaining and developing our customer service offerings.”
He adds, “Performance, reliability and 24/7 support were critical factors in our decision making, and Sparck Technologies met our criteria.”
Jo Bradley, business development manager for Sparck in the UK, says: “We are delighted to supply one of our CVP-500 automated packaging solutions to Powertool World – one of the largest and best known brands in the sector. We’re confident that the fit-to-size automated packaging solution will provide significant productivity gains for the business, increasing capacity and throughput, while reducing reliance on human resources.”
Powertool World took delivery of the CVP-500 in early November 2018 just in time for the seasonal Black Friday peak in demand.
Sparck Technologies, the Automated Packaging Solutions provider, has installed its third CVP-500 fully automated boxing machine in the UK at Powertool World’s fulfillment center in Newton Aycliffe.