Have you ever got a package delivered into a parcel locker? If you have, there is a big chance that the locker is produced by KEBA. It is the leading solution provider in Europe with more than 20 years of experience.
The first parcel locker was set up and piloted at DHL in Germany in 2001. Today, parcel lockers are becoming more and more popular as online buying is increasing. COVID-19 has been one of the main driving forces for the business. KEBA has an ideal solution for online buying called KePol. It is a so-called handover automation solution.
“KEBA takes care for the first and last mile of the delivery and offers logistics and postal companies a solution made of hardware, software and other necessary services,” says the Vice President of Logistic Automation Mr. Robert Zehetner.
You might not see the logo of KEBA on the side of a locker. All parcel lockers are customer branded and you can see logos of many well-known logistics and postal companies. KePols are tailored and branded to fit the customer requirements. KePol enables end-customers to pick up and drop off parcels 24/7.
Sustainable and cost-efficient shopping
Parcel lockers enable logistics and postal companies to optimise routes and thus reduce delivery costs and emissions. Undeliverable parcels are a huge problem, they take time and cause extra traffic. A network of parcel lockers can significantly improve our customers’ operational efficiency and performance – and reduce carbon emissions.
Optimised and shorter routes, with no fear of undeliverable packages, increase efficiency, decrease stress and reduce carbon emissions.
“KEBA has taken sustainability to the new level with the new KePol FS Eco,” explains Mr. Zehetner. “FS Eco can be operated with a smartphone and equipped with a solar panel. The solar panel makes it also operational in areas with no electrical grids or suffers from grid disturbances. M makes the parcel locker solution independent of the power line.”
The demand for parcel lockers remains high and the requirements differ from country to country and customer to customer. KEBA meets these challenges by configuring the appropriate components for each application from their solution portfolio, the perfect solution for the customer.
KEBA was looking for a long-term manufacturing partner
When selecting potential suppliers, KEBA pays a lot of attention to ensure that they also correspond to the requirements and values of KEBA. Quality is one of the topmost values.
“We see our suppliers as equal partners. To meet the quality expected by the customer, all components must meet the required level, be fully functional and interact perfectly,” says the Vice President of Logistic Automation Mr. Robert Zehetner.
KEBA decided in favour of Scanfil in a multi-stage selection process. The decisive factor there was that Scanfil convinced customer with the services offered in the engineering and manufacturing area.
“In our opinion, we have found a good long-term manufacturing partner,” continues Mr. Zehetner.
The KePol solution is characterised by the high quality “Made in Europe” and the excessive reliability is one of the key factors from the end customer’s point of view.
KEBA is an international technology company that has been developing and producing pioneering automation solutions for a wide range of industries under the motto “Automation by innovation” for more than 50 years. Find out more about KEBA and KePol automated parcel lockers.