Toys in Precisely Fitting Packages

Rhineland-Palatinate toy and stationery retailer Rofu Kinderland is replacing up to 20 manual packing stations by using a new packaging machine from Sparck Technologies.

Rofu Kinderland has put Sparck Technologies’ automated “CVP Everest” packaging solution into operation at its headquarters in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. From the 36,000 square meter warehouse, all Roful Kinderland stores as well as the customers of the online store are served. Whether school supplies, dolls or racing cars: the toys or stationery ordered are now shipped in precisely fitting packages. Rpfu Kinderland can now produce up to 1,100 parcels per hour thanks to the solution from Sparck Technologies, saving up to 50 percent in parcel volume and around 30 percent in corrugated board, the company says.

The process runs very quickly on the CVP Everest: the system packs a package every three seconds. It automatically cuts, folds, glues, weighs and labels the customized cartons. CVP stands for continuous variable packaging. The machine is operated by just two employees. Rofu Kinderland can thus replace up to 20 manual packing stations, it says. “With the automated solution from Sparck Technologies, Rofu Kinderland can make its packaging process easier and is thus equipped for its growing online business.”

A step toward greater sustainability

“The new packaging solution represents another step on the road to becoming a carbon-neutral company,” says ROFU Managing Director Michael Fuchs. “We don’t want to ship air anymore. With the customized packages produced by CVP Everest, we reduce package volume by up to 50 percent and filling material is no longer necessary. This saves emissions and brings us a lot closer to our goal of reducing our carbon footprint.”

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