UK retailer invests in auto-boxing system

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UK premium homeware retailer The White Company is to adopt supplier Quadient’s high speed fit-to-size auto-boxing system, the CVP Everest – capable of producing over 1,100 e-commerce packages per hour. The system will be installed in The White Company’s Northampton, UK, fulfilment center.

Commenting on the decision to invest in high-speed fit-to-size packaging technology, Rob Gascoigne, DC continuous improvement manager at The White Company, said, “To meet the uplift in e-commerce order volumes and to efficiently comply with new health and safety requirements brought on by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we decided to invest in an automated packaging technology that could not only deliver speed, but importantly, would present a sustainable packaging solution for the future. I’m happy to say that we found it in Quadient’s CVP Everest.”

The White Company’s investment is the first commercial installation of the system since its launch back in January 2020. The Everest solution measures, constructs, seals and labels each parcel in a seamless process – reducing package volumes by up to 50%, cutting cardboard usage by 20% and eliminating the need for void fill.

As each package is made specifically to the size of the individual order, not only is the customer experience enhanced, but trailer volumes are reduced – saving transportation costs and CO emissions.

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