Packaging by Quadient becomes Sparck Technologies

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Netherlands-based automated packing firm Packaging by Quadient has been renamed Sparck Technologies following its acquisition by Standard Investment.

As Sparck Technologies, the automated packaging business will continue to provide and build on its advanced CVP Everest and CVP Impack automated fit-to-size packaging systems. Headquartered in Drachten, the company has also established itself in markets in Europe, the USA and the UK.

Kees Oosting, CEO of Sparck Technologies, said, “This is an exciting opportunity to take the business forward to the next stage in its development, with investment from a committed backer. Our new owner, Standard Investment, is perfectly positioned to provide the resources needed to support our continued innovation and growth, enabling us to further develop and enhance our advanced automated packaging systems as well as our service, support and sales capabilities across our expanding international markets.

“The company is the absolute technology leader in the global market for fit-to-size packaging solutions and our award-winning CVP Everest and CVP Impack packaging systems are revered by blue-chip businesses the world over for their reliability, speed and precision in producing eco-friendly, cost-efficient packages that win customer approval. We believe that every individual, precision-made package produced by our machines should be a brand ambassador for the business,” he said.

With the capability to tailor-make up to 1,100 packages per hour, for multiple or single items, the CVP Everest and CVP Impack Packaging Systems offer automated solutions for e-commerce operations challenged by increasing order volumes, labor shortages and rising shipping costs. The solutions create, fill, fold and label each parcel in one seamless process – reducing package volumes by up to 50%, cutting cardboard usage by 30% and eliminating the need for void fill.

Herbert Schilperoord, partner at Standard Investment, said, “In Drachten they have developed fantastic, innovative technology for e-commerce packaging systems – they are clearly world leaders in this field. The fact that parcels are automatically made exactly to size at great speed by machine, 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 e-commerce sector.”

Jo Bradley, business development manager for Sparck Technologies in the UK, said, “With the backing of Standard Investment, we are in a strong position to drive further growth of our CVP Automated Packaging Solutions in the UK market. Many e-commerce businesses face escalating challenges when it comes to building capacity within their fulfillment operations. Our technology goes a long way to solving many of those issues and this move will enable us to further support those pressing market needs.”

Standard Investment was founded in 2004 and owns 18 companies with more than 4,500 employees and turnover in excess of €1bn (US$1.2bn).

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