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 fulfilment centre in Burton. 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 labour force.”
After a review of the latest packaging technology available, Boots took the decision to invest in two state-of-the-art automated packing machines from Sparck Technologies that tailor-make parcels at high-speed. Sparck’s CVP Impack is unique in that it has the potential to construct bespoke 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.