NORTH LAS VEGAS, October 9, 2017 – CKI Locker, LLC, DBA American Locker announced a major strategic partnership with Smartbox to bring its enterprise grade software platform to the well-established American Locker line of delivery and click and collect lockers.
For American Locker, this new development comes after significant investment into the company’s line of cutting-edge electronic storage lockers. Driven by the growth in e-commerce based retail, electronic lockers are playing an increasing role in last mile delivery solutions. The cloud-based Smartbox software solution seamlessly integrates with the American Locker proprietary electronic platform.
Terry Woolford, General Manager at American Locker commented, “I am very pleased to be able to announce our partnership with Smartbox. After an extensive search, we determined that this is the best solution for our customers in the electronic locker business. We are seeing an increasing demand from retailers to offer convenient ‘buy online and pick-up in store’ (BOPIS) service to their online customers. Our package collection solutions are fully scalable and can be integrated with point of sale (POS) systems. Closely related to this is ecommerce package delivery to multi-family housing complexes, where the problem of increasing deliveries makes managing the last mile of delivery very difficult and expensive for apartment management companies.”
Woolford continues, “We will always be a proud ‘made in America’ supplier. By integrating a global software platform with our locally manufactured systems, we are further strengthening that position. Our customers range from single location facilities to multi-national retailers with hundreds of locations. Our mission is to bring them cutting-edge, secure products and world class service wherever they are located.”
Amit Sawhney, CEO of Smartbox adds, “American Locker is a trusted name in the industry with 85 years of continuous manufacturing experience in North America. We are very excited to partner with this industry leader to bring our proven technology to the region. Our platform will allow American Lockers to address many smart locker applications for their customers.”
About Cole Kepro International, LLC
Cole Kepro International, LLC is an industry leader and global supplier of fully engineered sheet metal solutions. Cole Kepro International offers turn-key results for partners requiring products as diverse as gaming cabinets, kiosks, safes, lockers, and mailboxes. Its commitment to customers ensures that quality, service, and price are always the cornerstone of execution. Cole Kepro International, LLC is a partnership of Cole Industries, Inc. and Kepro International Company Ltd. of Taiwan.
About American Locker
American Locker is a leading manufacturer of secure storage, distribution, and inventory management solutions. Established over 85 years ago, its proprietary offerings range from classic coin/token operated security lockers and employee/personal lockers to keyless and electronic controlled storage systems. These products provide integral storage capabilities to recreation, government, postal, and general corporate entities in execution of day to day business operations.
Smartbox is a leading software platform driving intelligent locker applications across industries. Their hardware agnostic solution is being used for various applications in retail, e-tail, logistics, commercial, and residential entities. With the help of smart lockers, Smartbox’s agile platform with scalable architecture helps overcome several business challenges.
Sarah M Benson, Marketing Director
CKI Locker LLC DBA, American Locker