Neopost launches automated packaging solution in the UK

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Neopost Shipping, a supplier of shipping software, smart parcel lockers and automated packaging machines, has launched its CVP-500 automated packaging solution (APS) in the UK.

The CVP-500 is capable of ‘auto-boxing’ multiple or single items at speeds of up to 450 packages per hour. It also avoids the need for using chips and bubble wrap to fill voids and reduces volume during transport.

The automated solution measures, constructs, tapes, weighs and labels each parcel in one seamless process. Optimizing all steps of package fulfilment, it creates a fit-to-size box for single or multi-item orders of variable dimensions.

By building the optimum size parcel around the order items using its corrugated packaging, the CVP-500 reduces box size by up to 50%. This minimizes shipping costs and the carbon footprint throughout the fulfilment process.

Just one operator is required to produce the high-volume packing throughput, scanning an order item and placing it onto the system. A scanner then captures a 3D image of each unique order to determine the minimum box size required. The corrugated material is cut and folded around the items to create the box. Any waste material falls away onto a conveyor that takes it away for baling and recycling. An optional robotic arm will insert an invoice or promotional material.

“In addition to reducing cost from unnecessary packaging and shipping void fill material, the CVP-500 also addresses growing end customer environmental concerns over excessive wastage in packaging,” said Jo Bradley, business development manager, Neopost UK.

“This has developed into a significant issue for an environmentally aware online shopper, particularly when small item online purchases arrive in large boxes full of void fill.”

Neopost Shipping has already installed its first application of two CVP-500 machines in the UK and has applications across nine counties.

“With the UK being one of the leading e-commerce markets in the world, we see significant potential for bringing this revolutionary packaging technology here,” added Bradley.

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