Nordic delivery provider PostNord has selected Italian automation specialist CMC Machinery to install its CMC Cartonwrap packaging machine in its Ljungby distribution center in Sweden.
PostNord automates services for a number of retailers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland and the new machine will help boost its capacity and capabilities by fully automating packing operations.
The post’s manual packing process had become increasingly time consuming as it was using approximately 25 different types of packaging and several void fillers to compensate for empty space in the boxes.
The challenge was to find a solution capable of optimizing processes, simplifying inventory management and reducing volumes. CMC Cartonwrap creates a box to suit each order every 3.6 seconds, eliminating void fills and reducing dimensional weight. The box panels are sealed with glue, saving Postnord 1.3m (4.3ft)of tape and 3m (9.8ft) of plastic band per package.
Francesco Ponti, CEO of CMC, said, “CMC CartonWrap has been very well received by the major retailers and third-party logistics suppliers worldwide. We are honored that PostNord is the first postal organization to install the CMC Cartonwrap technology.”
Sylvia Sundell, regional manager, Ljungby PostNord, said, “We have collaborated with CMC previously, but at PostNord Strålfors. In our experience, CMC supplies high-end machinery that matches our needs, as we distribute large quantities of customer shipments daily.
“By installing CMC Cartonwrap, we enable a more efficient packaging process with less manual handling. We also save on packaging materials for our customers because the boxes are custom-made according to the product being shipped and because we don’t have to use filler materials.
“Another big plus is that the boxes in CMC Cartonwrap are very impact-resistant, which reduces the risk of damage to the shipments. This is a good investment that ensures greater efficiency and quality, which is also beneficial from an environmental perspective.”
July 11, 2017