Helly Hansen, Improving Efficiency with Automatic Bagging | Case Study
Since 2017 the volume growth of Helly Hansen Ecom business from Born has been Year Over Year over 43% at average. To keep up with demand Helly Hansen Born distribution centre was looking to automate the packaging process.
Via Europe, the Helly Hansen gear and apparel is distributed all over the world (except for North America and Canada which are supplied from the distribution centre in Seatlle).
In Born - the Netherlands, the 30.000 m2 Helly Hansen distribution centre houses over 5 million of articles.
Since 2017 the volume growth of Helly Hansen Ecom business from Born has been Year Over Year over 43% at average. To keep up with demand Helly Hansen Born distribution centre was looking for a solution that would
- Reduce packing time
- Optimise labour
- Increase sustainability
After a comparison between a horizontal bagging solution and the Sharp Max Pro 24 vertical bagger, Helly Hansen decided to invest in the Sharp solution because it met their requirements best:
High speed bagging
Simple in use
Flexibility in bag dimensions
Best price/ quality investment
HIGH SPEED BAGGING
The bagging process with the Sharp Max Pro 24 means more output with fewer people. The original process of packing into boxes – taping and adding labels has been replaced by a process of – scanning the article – putting it into a pre-opened bag and pressing the button.
The label is automatically printed on the bag.
RELIABLE AND SIMPLE IN USE
- Operators do not need special training to work with the machine. It is easy to use and bag rolls can easily be exchanged.
- Malfunctions are minor and can be solved by the operators themselves.
BEST PRICE / QUALITY SOLUTION
The investment in the Sharp Max Pro 24 was lower than investing in a horizontal bagging machine while at the same time the Sharp machine is more flexible and can handle different bag sizes.
Helly Hansen achieved additional savings on
Labour: 1 operator can handle the same volume as 3 operators in the old situation
Transportation – less volume – less transportation costs
Material – polybags are less expensive than the corrugated folding boxes they replace
What our Customer Says
Dennis Rutten, Warehouse Manager at the Helly Hansen distribution centre in Born, the Netherlands
“The speed of the machine is impressive. As we grow in Ecom volumes and with Black Friday coming up, we can really take advantage of this machine to ensure fast delivery time for all our customers.
The cooperation between Helly Hansen and Pregis in the integration process was smooth and very pleasant. The communication and service are of a high standard.
I would recommend the Sharp Max Pro 24 to other companies because the machine is very user-friendly, reliable and fast.”