CEVA Logistics, one of the biggest supply chain management companies in the world, has implemented the CVP-500 automated packing system in its warehouse in Venray, Netherlands. With this, CEVA has taken another step towards achieving its goal of being a leading player in the provision of logistic services to e-commerce.
The CVP-500 is an automated packing system that packs single and multi-item orders with variable dimensions into a custom-fit box. Once an order is picked, the CVP-500 builds, fills, folds and labels each parcel in one seamless process. Every seven seconds this fit-to-size packing machine creates the smallest parcel needed by reducing package volume and eliminating void fill.
The speed and durability of the CVP-500 was crucial for entering into collaboration with Neopost. The packing process is significantly faster than the manual alternative and customized boxes mean that void fill material is no longer necessary. The implementation of this system also means that the operational process is more efficient, reducing the volume of packages that must be transported by over 25%. This equates to the annual reduction of dozens of truckloads, resulting in lower costs and reduced CO2 emissions.
Bart Hammen, Site Manager at CEVA Venray: “At first glance, this project just seems to be about the 'outside' (the packaging), but in reality it extends much further to cover the entire process. By combining innovation, sustainability and efficiency, together with our clients, we have taken a big step towards making the entire supply chain greener."
Left: First box ceremony with Willem Veekens, VP Contract Logistics, Benelux CEVA Logistics (left) and Marc Aandeweg, Head of Global Sales & Operations, Neopost Shipping (right).
Marc Aandeweg, Head of Global Sales & Operations at Neopost Shipping: "We are very proud that our packaging solution can help CEVA Logistics to pack orders quickly, reliably and sustainably. In addition to saving the environment, the CVP-500 makes a significant contribution to customer satisfaction. By eliminating oversized boxes, customers receive their order without unnecessary void fill."
The CVP-500, which won several industry awards in 2016 in the Netherlands, France and the United States, is now in operation in the CEVA distribution center in Venray, Netherlands. The machine was delivered and installed after a short period of intensive testing.
If you’d like to learn more about the CVP-500 automated packing solution in the US, please contact Scott Eggenberger via email or directly at (260) 755-2275.