, a leading online furniture store in Estonia and Finland (www.on24.ee
) created its logistics department to deliver ordered goods to customers by courier.
The ON24 logistics department started to develop hardware and software for automated parcel machine networks. The department grew to a logistics company. The name Cleveron was registered, but in the beginning, the company used the name SmartPOST. SmartPOST started to develop a last mile parcel locker network.
SmartPOST started providing automated parcel locker services. Soon the lockers became popular pickup points for the end-customers, and in a few years, SmartPOST gained a 20% market share in Estonia.
After operating for two years, the network along with its brand name was sold to Itella Corporation (former Finnish Post). By the time the brand was sold. After the transaction, the company started to use the name Cleveron and focused on the development of software and hardware for automated click and collect parcel solutions.
Cleveron introduced the concept of PackRobot
a new generation of automated parcel terminal with the highest volume of stored parcels per square meter.
Cleveron launched the new CleverBox
– an automated parcel locker with unique drawer slots for small parcels and letters.
Cleveron opened the new assembly plant in Viljandi, Estonia, to meet the increasing demand for Cleveron’s products.
By the end of 2014, in addition to Estonia, Cleveron also had clients in Spain, Norway and Brazil.
Cleveron partnered with a U.S. company Bell and Howell
to introduce automated parcel terminal delivery to North America.
Cleveron launched the next generation parcel delivery solution PackRobot
, which dramatically advances the delivery and pick-up capabilities of parcel networks.
In 2015, Cleveron's product were also set up in Hungary and Finland.
Cleveron’s service brand CollectNet
launched the open network of parcel pickup points pilot in Estonia. The network uses the PackRobot
parcel delivery solution.
Walmart launched a pilot to test 5 PackRobots as their buy online pick up in store solution
in the USA.
was named the “Delivery Innovation of the Year” by Postal Technology.
By the end of 2016, Cleveron's parcel automates could also be found in Bulgaria, Germany and in the USA.
The founders of Cleveron and ON24, Arno Kütt and Peep Kuld, were named as the EY Estonian Entrepreneurs of the Year by EY Estonia, a member of Ernst & Young Global. The competition values innovation, entrepreneurship, social responsibility and leadership in business.
Cleveron developed a new world's largest, extendable robotics based parcel terminal called CleverFlex
Cleveron reached 100 employees.
The world’s fastest public drone delivery service
was opened in Cleveron’s home town Viljandi. For two weeks, Cleveron offered the opportunity to order a drink via text message and have it delivered by drone.
The first CleverFlex was installed in Inditex's Zara store
in A Coruña, Spain.
Bloomsburg University in the USA selected Cleveron’s CleverBox
as their automated parcel locker for the campus mailroom to make parcel handling and pickup more efficient and faster.
won the Bronze at the world-famous Edison Awards.
Cleveron installed the world’s first cloud-based smart mailbox to Laeva apartment
building in Tallinn, Estonia. The mailbox is based on our smart parcel locker solution SnapLocker
Walmart announced the plan
to expand their network of PackRobots (aka Pickup Towers) across the US. By the end of 2018, Walmart has 700 PackRobots in their stores.
By the end of 2017, the world's biggest retailer Walmart and the world's biggest fashion retailer Inditex were amongst Cleveron's clients.
first PackRobot in the United Kingdom was installed for the pilot with UK
retailer Asda. The PackRobot (aka the Parcel Tower)
enables both automated self-service pickup and return in Asda’s Trafford Park
store in Manchester.
Cleveron installed two world’s largest click and collect parcel robots CleverFlexes in Zara’s revolutionary Stratford flagship store
. The London-based store has a separate department for online orders and ClevreFlex handles the parcel pickup. Together, the two robots can handle 2400 parcels.
Cleveron piloted the CleverPod
, a personal parcel locker in selected areas in Estonia, to test the working prototype. CleverPod is Cleveron's first parcel automate that is specially created for private use. The aim is to offer ultimate convenience and to save time – the parcel locker's owner will never have to wait for the parcel to arrive with the courier. Instead, the parcel already awaits for them as they arrive home. CleverPod stores regular mail, parcels and food. It operates on Cleveron's CollectNet