Boots is the UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer with over 2,500 stores in the UK, ranging from community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.
Boots.com is a fast-expanding part of the business, supported by an advanced ecommerce fulfillment center in Burton-on-Trent, UK. Preparing online orders for home delivery or in-store collection demands highly-efficient order picking and packing processes.
Ian Murfin, Customer Relationship Manager at Boots, explains “In order to support the fast growth in online sales, we wanted a packaging solution that would increase efficiency, boost capacity and enhance the productivity of our labor force.”
After a review of the latest packaging technology available, Boots made the decision to invest in two state-of-the-art automated packaging machines that tailor-make parcels at high-speed. Sparck’s CVP Impack is unique in that it has the potential to construct fit-to-size individual cardboard boxes to the exact size of an ordered item at the rate of up to of 500 boxes per hour – combining multiple items, as required.