Spicers Client Case Study

Spicers is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading distributor of Office Supplies and Office Equipment.


Spicers UK and Ireland have a turnover of £180 million and pride themselves on providing a wide range of services to dealers.


  • Controls and automation
  • Project Management
  • Consistent throughput
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Key Facts

An outbound despatch system was required for the Manchester site which handles the majority of end user deliveries ordered through Spicers wholesale dealer network.


  • To provide consistent throughput and fast delivery
  • Easy maintenance
  • To control costs by re-using existing equipment where possible
Our Approach

Conveyor Networks led on the planning and scoping, proposing a solution that included re-using some existing equipment to give budget flexibility. Being able to keep their old system running while the new installation and training took place was very important to Spicers and this was incorporated into the project plan.

The Solution

Goods are taken from 24 packing stations on 2 lines through sealed air and case sealing units. The 2 lines merge onto the main line through the warehouse which takes the product to be palletised. The system handles heavy stationery in a variety of case sizes and weights (up to 25kg) and has the scope to increase throughput if required.

The end results
  • Consistent and predictable material flow
  • Improved productivity
  • Space savings
  • Improved customer experience