DEERFIELD, IL, Oct. 20, 2021 (Press Release) -Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective and flexible packaging solutions, is partnering with inVia Robotics to improve pick, pack and replenishment labor efficiencies by automating fulfillment operations.
InVia and Pregis engineers have integrated artificial intelligence-driven software and autonomous mobile robots with packaging systems. Pregis’ advanced automation solutions are typically integrated into end-of-line work cells which the company refers to as the “perimeter around the parcel.” This includes Pregis’ Sharp® brand of bagging machines, as well as air-, foam- and paper-based protective packing systems. The objective is to extend automation capabilities throughout the fulfillment process, delivering greater operational efficiencies, increasing order accuracy, and improving pack cycle times.
“Pregis prides itself in working collaboratively with fulfillment operations to ensure all aspects of production are as efficient as possible. That means bringing in partners and developing integrated solutions to optimize results. That’s exactly why we partnered with inVia—to improve upstream pick and pack operations, as well as boosting labor efficiencies,” explained David Schuda, vice president of technology, Pregis.
inVia’s fully autonomous robots move goods from pick grids to pack stations and then back for replenishment, optimizing labor. Meanwhile a warehouse management system sends shipping labels to pack stations where Pregis’ end-of-line systems like Sharp baggers significantly increase throughput. The Pregis-inVia automated solution can improve productivity 10X over manual processes, easing companies’ labor challenges, meeting consumer demand, and providing a quick return on investment.
"Our goal is to bring efficiency into every step of the fulfillment process in our customers' warehouse in order to enable exponential growth for their business," said Lior Elazary, chief executive officer and co-founder of inVia Robotics. "Strategic partners like Pregis help us integrate additional automation into warehouse operations, ensuring goods, people and equipment are all flowing without interruption."
Fulfillment operators can visit the Aurora, IL, innovation center known as the Pregis IQ, to personally experience a demo of the integrated solution and learn how Pregis and inVia can scale with customers to ensure their fulfillment operations are operating at optimal efficiency.
About inVia Robotics
inVia Robotics is an award-winning robotics company that provides the next generation of warehouse automation solutions. Our system helps e-commerce businesses move products through fulfillment centers much more efficiently with our mobile robots and AI-driven software. It dramatically increases productivity and accuracy and minimizes labor management - all at a fraction of the cost of traditional automation.
Pregis LLC is a customer-driven solutions provider of innovative flexible packaging, protective packaging materials, equipment systems and surface protection. Using a proven consultative approach, the company works with its customers to find the right solution to solve their business challenges and protect what’s important. Pregis is dedicated to minimizing impact on the environment by developing products which protect against damage, are designed for circularity and preserve natural resources. The company serves a wide variety of market segments including food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical devices, agricultural, e-commerce fulfillment, retail, automotive, transportation, furniture, electronics, building, construction and military/aerospace.