GXO uses 3D technology and automation for custom sizing

PARIS, France, 02 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced that it has completed the installation of an automated packaging solution that adapts boxes to their contents, significantly saving on materials and contributing to sustainability. Installation at GXO’s Saint-Vulbas site in the Lyon region allows the company to fully automate the order picking process, increase productivity and reduce costs while improving the end-consumer experience .

“This 3D packaging solution not only supports Amer Sports’ e-commerce growth, it revolutionizes packaging,” said Bernard Wehbe, Managing Director France, GXO. “The machine demonstrates our significant investment in technology and automated solutions that improve productivity and reduce shipping costs for our customers while minimizing environmental impact.”

The machine, which can process up to 700 packages per hour, scans and measures the order in 3D, cuts and bends the carton for a precise fit, then weighs, seals and labels the package before directing it to the appropriate carrier. The reduced box size, combined with reinforced corners, improves durability and provides a flip-ready solution.

“Our collaboration with GXO at the Saint-Vulbas distribution center illustrates Amer Sports’ desire to continue to invest in improving customer satisfaction through a better packaging experience,” said François Besson, EMEA Logistics Development. & Execution Manager, Amer Sports.

GXO has been using its technical expertise to develop and test new features on the machine since February 2020. After final testing and employee training, GXO is now running the machine at full speed.

GXO’s advanced technology and automation are key differentiators, helping to improve customer safety, efficiency and productivity. In Q3 2021, its first as a standalone company, GXO rolled out over 1,000 new units of technology and increased total technology and automated systems across its warehouse by 139% year over year. each other and the total number of goods-to-person systems of 135. percentage year-over-year. In 2021, GXO received an “AA” ESG rating from industry-leading MSCI, placing it at the top of its industry peers, and was recognized by FreightWaves, the world’s leading supply chain intelligence platform. sourcing, as one of the most innovative companies in the logistics sector.

About GXO Logistics

GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider in a total addressable market of $430 billion that benefits from the rapid growth of e-commerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 95,000 team members in more than 860 warehouses totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s largest blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and e-commerce solutions at scale and speed. GXO’s headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.comfor more information and connect with GXO at LinkedIn,Twitter,Facebook,instagramandYoutube.

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