The development of an automated cubing (dimension scanning) and weighing system first began with a need at U.S. Department of Defense supply depots in the mid-1980s. Their receipt of goods from vendors and inter-organization shipments required that military shipment labels disclose parcel dimensions and weight. Furthermore, they needed item cube data to optimize the use of storage space at supply depots. Prior to the development of an automated solution, their only option was to measure product with tape measures and scales, recording all results manually. The process was time-consuming and error-prone. To address these issues, the founder of Quantronix set out to develop a more effective and efficient product solution.
By 1987, a prototype had been developed and in early 1988, an equipment demonstration was arranged with the U.S. Department of Defense. There, officials had an opportunity to see the potential solution, ask questions, and test a product prototype. The initial response was positive, and in 1989, Quantronix was designated a prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. A large quantity of dimension scanning systems (model Cubiscan 100) were then installed.
In 1990, Quantronix began to pursue private-industry needs for automated dimensioning systems, both in transportation and distribution industry applications. By mid-1990, the company had established itself as an innovative supplier of stationary and in-motion cubing systems, capturing contracts with large courier and logistics companies in both the U.S. and Canada.
Today, Cubiscan is the global leader in dimensioning with thousands of installations at many of the world’s largest companies.
Cubiscan is a technology company that develops innovative solutions for data collection, automation, logistics, and supply chain. With our experience, we guide our customers to solutions that help them be more efficient, profitable, and environmentally responsible.
Develop innovative technology and people that create data for a smarter, cleaner, more efficient supply chain.
Our employees are our greatest assets; our suppliers are our business partners; and our customers are our friends and benefactors. Together we seek to provide value in ways that are engaging and profitable. Our priorities are to:
Accomplishments of our business objectives will allow us to reward employees and shareholders for their trust in our management of business opportunities and for their contributions to our success.
As an employee-owned company, we have numerous advantages that work for the benefit of our customers. We have no outside debt, which removes external pressure and allows us to focus our efforts on building better products and solutions for our customers. As owner-operators, we have a deep understanding of the business which allows us to identify issues and work quickly to address them. Lastly, we have a unique culture that gives our employees the ability to be with their families, have fun and lead balanced lives. Those are all benefits passed on to you, the customer.
We’ve been designing and building dimensioning systems and solutions for the past 35 years. Over that time, we’ve come to realize that accurate dimensional data by itself is not enough to move a business forward. Accurate data combined with the ability to interpret and use it is the key to growing your business.
Our guide mentality is this–lead you to the dimensioning solution that best fits your needs and help you understand how to utilize the dimensional data you collect to streamline your processes. We listen to your needs, discuss possible solutions, and continue to work with you to make sure you’re getting the return you want from your investment.
We continue to put a major emphasis on researching and developing measurement technology to meet your needs. We take your feedback to heart and seek to provide solutions that help you grow your business. We’re excited for the future of supply chain and are committed to doing what we can to make sure your company has accurate dimensional data when and where you need it.