KernPack adds end-of-line automation to portfolio


KernPack, distributor of specialist packaging machinery and solutions, has announced an exclusive UK and Ireland distribution deal with Skilled Group, enabling it to sell the complete range of robotic palletising systems and automatic guided vehicles.

Part of KernPack’s strategy to widen its capabilities, by adding end-of-line warehouse automation to its packaging and mailing solutions, the deal also takes the company into the warehouse and logistics market.

Designed for automated warehousing and truck loading, Skilled Group’s products are already used in over 1,650 installations in more than 40 countries, by the likes of Coca-Cola, Nestlè, Kraft, Unilever, McCain, Haribo, Ferrero and Campbell Soup Company.

The company’s range of robotic equipment includes articulated robotic arms, gantry and SCARA robots for the automatic palletising of products or pallet handling and automatic guided vehicles for any situation where a traditional forklift truck is used. Key features include robot arms that have been designed specifically for the palletising sector to save space, while its laser guided vehicles can navigate inside a truck.

“KernPack will be targeting warehouse and distribution centres, manufacturers and food companies, which are looking to automate the end of production lines and loading bay operations to reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and reduce the risk of injury,” comments Pete Jolley, general manager at KernPack.

In addition to sales and distribution, KernPack will provide UK and Ireland customers with local servicing, technical support and training.

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