Largest online restaurant supply store uses innovative auto-boxing to meet new business demands
Drachten, February 2, 2021 – Sparck (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, in partnership with WestRock, announced today that WebstaurantStore, the largest online restaurant supply store servicing professionals and individual customers worldwide, installed its first CVP Impack at its warehouse in Albany, GA in the United States. As the leading distributor of restaurant supplies and equipment, WebstaurantStore offers hundreds of thousands of products to its customers and ships millions of orders to ensure each customer’s business has everything it needs to function at its best. As WebstaurantStore continues to grow, it turned to the CVP Impack for its reliable, sustainable packaging automation to meet new business demands and enhance the customer experience.
“WebstaurantStore began with the goal of creating an innovative, easy-to-use website to meet the purchasing needs of foodservice professionals nationwide,” said Caleb Clugston, VP of network optimization of WebstaurantStore. “While we certainly provide our customers with everything they need for their business, WebstaurantStore has evolved and realized automation is now essential to help us continue our growth. The CVP Impack will offer WebstaurantStore an automated packaging solution that prioritizes improving customer satisfaction while being environmentally responsible.”
The CVP Impack will offer WebstaurantStore an automated packaging solution that prioritizes improving customer satisfaction while being environmentally responsible.
Caleb Clugston | VP of Network Optimization at WebstaurantStore
As an in-line auto-packer, 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 packs orders at a rate of up to 500 parcels per hour using only one operator, lowering operational costs and adhering to social distancing requirements. The CVP Impack creates fit-to-size parcels that reduce or eliminate the need for void fill and allows businesses to lessen their environmental impact and lower shipping material costs by an average of 38%. Due to the CVP Impack’s custom-fit parcels, shippers experience reduced dimensional weight and can achieve up to a 50% reduction in shipping volume, resulting in an average of 32% savings in freight costs.
“We are proud to partner with WebstaurantStore as it takes a greater step towards automation and sustainability with the CVP Impack,” said Sean Webb, director of automated packaging solutions at Sparck in the United States. “This auto-packing technology creates fit-to-size parcels at rapid speeds while completely eliminating void fill material and greatly reducing WebstaurantStore’s environmental footprint. The reduced shipping material waste provides significant cost savings for the company and offers its customers a better shopping experience. The CVP Impack will meet all of WebstaurantStore’s demands for a more reliable fulfillment process with greater warehouse efficiencies.”
The reduced shipping material waste provides significant cost savings for the company and offers its customers a better shopping experience. The CVP Impack will meet all of WebstaurantStore’s demands for a more reliable fulfillment process with greater warehouse efficiencies.
Sean Webb | Director of Automated Packaging Solutions North America 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.
Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, WebstaurantStore is the largest online restaurant supply store servicing professionals and individual customers worldwide. With hundreds of thousands of products available and millions of orders shipped, we have everything businesses need to function at their best. Over the years, WebstaurantStore has expanded our selection of commercial equipment and wholesale supplies to include healthcare, educational, food, beverage, office, parts and hotel supplies. Our focus is on customer convenience so they order online from their laptop, desktop, or smartphone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WebstaurantStore’s fast shipping, low prices and outstanding customer service makes it the best choice to meet all professional and food service supply needs.
For more information, visit webstaurantstore.com.