Fitness Footwear Adopts Automation – Fighting Climate Change & Streamlining Services

January 18, 2019

With the vast majority of plastic waste coming from Businesses, it’s time we took the plastic crisis into our own hands. Fitness Footwear has adopted innovative new automation technology as part of our mission to become a #PoweredGreen company and take on the issues of plastic pollution and climate change. As part of the Internet Fusion Group Fitness Footwear has gained access to two high tech automated packaging machines; the CVP500 by Neopost which were installed in our Kettering warehouse during August of 2018.

Fed by recycled cardboard and with the ability to cut a box precisely to size these new machines allow us to reduce cardboard waste, remove the need for void fillers such as bubble wrap and even allow us to remove plastic sent to us by our suppliers to provide our customers with a plastic free parcel.

Thanks to this our own packaging now stands at 91% plastic free, and we’ve now reduced the need for 90 lorry loads a year which has cut down our CO2 emissions. Learn more about our two CVP500 machines and hear from our Head of Sustainability Adam Hall by watching the video below.

More recently we undertook the task of quadrupling our solar PV, so stay tuned to hear all about the installation and the benefits that they will provide to our business and the planet very soon.