Packaging by Quadient rebrands to become Sparck Technologies
Revolutionary automated fit-to-size packaging systems, CVP Everest and CVP Impack, to make further advances under new ownership
Following the acquisition of Quadient’s Automated Packaging Solution (APS) business and production facility based in Drachten, the Netherlands by Dutch investment firm Standard Investment, Packaging by Quadient rebranded to Sparck Technologies, Standard Investment is focused on investing and building upon market leading technology that has revolutionized packaging for some of the world’s largest retail and ecommerce companies.
As Sparck Technologies, the automated packaging business will continue to provide state-of-the-art packaging solutions to customers worldwide. Sparck Technologies is headquartered in Drachten, where R&D, engineering services, marketing and sales operations are based. The company serves markets worldwide, including the US, Germany, France, and the UK.
“We are pleased to officially announce this acquisition by Standard Investment, a highly experienced venture capital firm committed to enhancing the vision of their partners. With this transaction, Standard Investment will provide the resources needed to support our continued innovation and growth, further building and enhancing our support, service and sales capabilities,” said Sean Webb, director of automated packaging solutions in North America.
The CVP automated packaging solutions
Automated packaging power
Up to 500 parcels per hour
Up to 1,100 parcels per hour
“Through our partnership with Standard Investment, we are eager to address a rapidly increasing global market demand for automated packaging solutions, and we believe that this renaming reflects our new journey,” said Webb. “Our new name focuses on what we do best – automated packaging that ignites excitement through innovation, passion and reliability, with the goal of remaining a global leader in fit-to-size packaging.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to take the business forward to the next stage in its development.”
Director USA at Sparck Technologies
Herbert Schilperoord, partner at Standard Investment expresses his confidence in the unique qualities of Sparck Technologies’ products. “In Drachten, they have developed fantastic, innovative technology for ecommerce packaging systems – they are clearly world leaders in this field. The fact that parcels are automatically made exactly to size at great speed by machines, with such precision, has made a huge impression on us and we are confident that this technology will be the go-to packaging solution for the ecommerce sector.” Standard Investment owns multiple companies spread over four countries with a total of around 4,500 employees and a turnover of more than €1 billion.
The new owners plan to accelerate the worldwide roll-out of advanced packaging systems, with an emphasis on the European and North American markets.
Box smarter with automated packaging
Using 3D scanning technology, Sparck’s automated packaging systems size, construct, weigh and label each individual order – regardless of whether it is made up of individual or multiple items in just a matter of seconds. The CVP Impack Automated Packaging Solution packs up to 500 orders per hour.
With a cycle time as short as three seconds the CVP Everest can do the work of up to 20 packing stations – constructing up to 1,100 fit-to-size boxes per hour.
Using a CVP Automated Packaging Solution ensures every order is packed in the smallest parcel required for the lowest shipping cost, optimizes productivity, and reduces shipping, material and labor costs.