Mymuesli is the first customer in Germany to opt for the installation of the CVP Everest packaging system from Sparck Technologies. Up to 1,100 packages per hour are now produced in the logistics center.
Sparck Technologies has now installed the new automated 3D packaging system CVP Everest in Germany for the first time. The sustainable packaging system is now being used to produce tailor-made shipping boxes at mymuesli. The organic food manufacturer can use the system to produce up to 1,100 custom-fit boxes per hour in its logistics center in Passau.
Mymuesli relies on a sustainable shipping strategy
“As a pioneer in individualized organic food, sustainability has been an integral part of our philosophy since we were founded in 2007. Our goal is to permanently reduce the ecological footprint of our products. The same applies to production, logistics and packaging. Therefore, when developing a more sustainable shipping strategy, we decided to use an efficient and automated packaging system from Sparck Technologies,” explains Philipp Kraiss, co-founder and co-CEO of mymuesli. Smurfit Kappa, a manufacturer of paper-based packaging, made contact with Sparck Technologies.
“We are very pleased that a German customer is using a CVP Everest for the first time, after this packaging system, which was launched in 2020, has already been used successfully in several other countries by well-known major mailers. With the perfectly fitting boxes from a CVP Everest, up to 50 percent of the transport volume and up to 30 percent of the corrugated board consumption can be saved. The mymuesli company has set a benchmark for e-commerce in the German-speaking food industry,” emphasizes Claus Weigel, International Senior Sales Manager at Sparck Technologies.
Packaging system enables on-time delivery
Anyone who uses a CVP Everest or a CVP Impack (up to 500 package productions per hour) not only saves money and resources. The high-performance systems also make it possible for end customers to be supplied on time during peak demand and for users not to encounter capacity bottlenecks. To ensure that the ordered goods reach the customer as quickly as possible, two employees place them on the conveyor belt of the CVP solution after they have been removed. Then the automated packaging process runs quickly. The whole process only takes a few seconds. The system automatically cuts, fills, folds, glues, weighs and labels the transport packages.
The CVP Everest can produce packaging that fits perfectly because individual or multiple order items can be precisely measured using a 3D scanner. The machine then automatically folds a box of endless corrugated cardboard around the products. There is no need for adhesive tape to close the boxes. Thanks to a special base-cover construction, the cuboid is glued with hot glue. The customer can easily open it at home by perforating the cardboard. As a result, mymuesli can do without around 13,500 adhesive rolls per year. “Just as important as the enormous savings potential in transport volume and corrugated board consumption are the advantages in coping with seasonal or marketing-specific shipping peaks – such as at Christmas time. Thanks to the automated system, the capacities in the shipping area can be easily increased,” says Kraiss.
Use of the packaging system in the logistics center
For logistics, mymuesli uses a logistics center six kilometers from the factory in Passau. The two hall sections offer more than 7,500 square meters of storage space as well as a dispatch warehouse with 3,000 square meters and a packaging material warehouse with 1,000 square meters. On peak days, the multi-award-winning company sends out more than 15,000 parcels. In the 2021 financial year, around 1.65 million shipments left the logistics center in Lower Bavaria, which mymuesli sent to a total of eight European countries.
mymuesli is a digital muesli brand. As a pioneer for individualized organic food, the Passau-based company stands for a high-quality organic range with its online-first strategy and food customization. This consists of breakfast cereals and complementary products such as plant-based milk alternatives and organic leaf teas. The multiple award-winning food company was founded in 2007. Today it is represented in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden and Poland.
Sparck Technologies (formerly Packaging by Quadient) is a tailor-made packaging solutions provider. The automated systems measure, fold, glue and label shipping packaging that contains one or more products. The CVP packaging system is used by shippers from B2B and B2C sectors and logistics service providers in thirteen countries. Users can save packaging volume, material and personnel costs by using the automated packaging systems. (sg)
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