Elite fashion retailer JD Sports has embarked upon a programme of investment to ensure its packaging is the ‘right-size’.
The self-styled “King of Trainers” has been working with Sparck Technologies since 2021 and has now taken delivered of an advanced right-size auto-boxing systems, as part of its fully-automated ecommerce DC in Derby.
The CVP Impack at JD’s Rochdale facility has been successfully packing online orders at a rate of up to 500 boxes per hour – automatically creating made-to-measure boxes precisely to the optimum dimensions required for each and every order.
Confidence in the efficiency of Sparck’s right-size boxing technology, gained at the Rochdale DC, led the retailer to upgrade to a high-speed CVP Everest machine – capable of creating and boxing 1,100 single or multiple-item orders per hour – at its new Derby fulfilment centre.
Commenting on the decision to invest in high-speed fit-to-size packaging technology, Paul Stokes, head of automation and engineering at JD, said: “Having experienced the speed, reliability and performance of Sparck Technologies’ CVP Impack machine at our Rochdale DC, we are confident that right-size boxing technology is a key capability for the future – offering major benefits in fulfilling ecommerce orders in a cost-efficient and sustainable way.”
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