Commenting on the revolutionary fit-to-size packaging system, Tim Stoeppler, Director Operations and Analytics at MEDION, says: “MEDION is always on the lookout for new ways to conserve resources and optimise processes. We are therefore delighted that our logistics partner van Eupen is using Sparck Technologies’ CVP Impack, a new solution that not only enables efficient automation of shipping processes, but also provides sustainable e-commerce packaging. The system significantly reduces the consumption of packaging materials and enables changes in demand to be met far more easily thanks to the increased flexibility that it offers.”
Van Eupen devotes around 10,000 square metres of space to MEDION at its Unna DC – approximately a quarter of the total multi-user facility. Until recently, the goods were packed manually but now, only two van Eupen employees are needed to load the CVP Impack per shift – even at peak times, such as Black Friday. Every hour, 500 fit-to-size boxes can be produced, which are distributed to end customers via CEP companies.
To ensure fast fulfillment to MEDION customers, the automated packaging system produces 500 boxes per hour – one every seven seconds. The system automatically scans, calculates, cuts, folds, glues, weighs and labels each box. To document the correct packaging process, a short video is automatically created for each operation.
Since entering the DACH market in 2020, Sparck Technologies has expanded its technical and support team in the region, ensuring continuous systems availability to van Eupen. Using remote technology, technicians can access machines directly and review footage from system mounted cameras. If necessary, an engineer can be on site in no time. In addition, customers benefit from training, comprehensive spare parts packages and regular software maintenance.