Leading distributor MWI Animal Health turns to fit-to-size auto-packing technology
Kennesaw, Ga., October 13, 2020 (Business Wire) – Sparck Technologies, Automated Packaging expert, announced today that MWI Animal Health, a part of AmerisourceBergen and a leading distributor of animal health products, selected the CVP Impack to be installed at its fulfillment centre in Edwardsville, Kan., this month. As one of the largest animal health distributors in the United Kingdom and the United States, MWI provides veterinarians and other animal health care providers with next- or same-day distribution services on nearly all its products. MWI’s goal is to provide the highest level of convenience, affordability and selection while maintaining the highest level of accuracy.
“MWI Animal Health continually seeks innovative solutions or services that better position the company to support our customers’ evolving needs,” said Mark J. Shaw, president of AmerisourceBergen’s Animal Health business. “Through this new solution, we expect to increase our operational efficiencies and environmental sustainability efforts, while also continuing to ensure our customers receive the orders they need when they need them.”
Through this new solution, we expect to increase our operational efficiencies and environmental sustainability efforts, while also continuing to ensure our customers receive the orders they need, when they need them.
Mark J. Shaw | President of AmerisourceBergen’s MWI Animal Health
As an in-line automated packaging solution, the CVP Impack will support MWI’s continued efforts for driving greater efficiencies throughout the warehouse and reduce its environmental impact while allowing the company to meet its principal goal of fast and convenient delivery.
To do this, the CVP Impack measures, constructs, seals, weighs and labels various dimension single- or multi-item orders of either hard or soft goods in one seamless process. It creates custom-fit parcels that reduce or eliminate the need for void fill, allowing businesses to lower material costs of corrugate and other packaging by an average of 38% and lessen their environmental impact. The CVP Impack packs orders at a rate of up to 500 parcels per hour and only requires one operator, all while adhering to social distancing requirements. Due to the fit-to-size parcels created by the CVP Impack, shippers experience reduced dimensional weight and can achieve up to a 50% reduction in shipping volume. This results in an average of 32% savings in freight costs.
Proud to support MWI Animal Health
“We know how important cost savings and sustainability are to shippers and are proud to support MWI Animal Health,” said Sean Webb, director of automated packaging solutions at Sparck. “With the CVP Impack’s custom fit-to-size parcels and requirement of only one operator, MWI Animal Health will experience savings in material and shipping costs while reducing its overall environmental impact. Customers will also enjoy the fast delivery and the ability to fully recycle or reuse each parcel the CVP Impack creates. It is truly a win-win for all.”
With the CVP Impack’s custom fit-to-size parcels and requirement of only one operator, MWI will experience savings in material and shipping costs while reducing its overall environmental impact.
Sean Webb | Director of Automated Packaging Solutions NA at Sparck
For more information on the CVP Impack, visit our website.
Sparck Technologies (previously known as Packaging by Quadient) is a global leader in the design and fabrication of advanced, fit-to-size automated packaging systems for high-volume ecommerce applications – award-winning sustainable packaging solutions that eliminate excessive packaging. We aim to make every parcel our clients send out a brand ambassador for their business. Based in Drachten, The Netherlands, Sparck Technologies supplies some of the world’s largest retail and industrial brands, supporting their ecommerce channels in multiple geographies with market-leading engineering know-how that combines innovation, reliability and unbeatable performance. Sparck Technologies is owned by private equity firm Standard Investment – a business with a turnover of more than 1 billion Euros.
For more information about our automated packaging solutions, visit sparcktechnologies.com.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work — and powered by our 22,000 associates — we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500, with more than $175 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.