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Crown Paints

Crown Paints, now part of world-leading coating specialist Hempel, has been one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of paints for over 200 years.

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: United Kingdom

Körber implement voicedirected pallet build at Crown Paints

Leading UK manufacturer achieves significant productivity gains with Körber Supply Chain’s innovative voicedirected pallet build solution.


Outdated equipment was slowing down warehouse operations. The company:

  • Relied on traditional handheld terminals to record and capture data within the warehouse
  • Needed a solution that could automatically calculate customer-specific cubing methodologies

Solutions Implemented:

Voice solutions enabled a high level of operator interaction via display and keypad. Crown Paints implemented:

  • VoiceMan WES
  • Voice Directed Pallet Build


The VoiceMan solution exceeded expectations. With it, Crown Paints:

  • Saw 22% operational improvements, even though the pilot goal was only 12%
  • Achieved integration with its SAP Warehouse Management solution

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