How to deal with the high costs and waste resulting fomr the processing of small lots? Cabinet Systems secceeded in the enterprise after addressing experts form SCM Australia. A significant investment for a company of its size, but which immediately had a great return.
You bet! These are words that Ullrich Lange, owner of the company, Bühnenconcept GmbH, specialising in the creation of TV studios and staging, has never expressed.
This family-run company has been manufacturing looms in traditional silver beech wood, in New Zealand, since 1934. Nowadays, this enterprise, Ashford Handicrafts Ltd., is a world leader in the industry and exports 90% of all it produces.
Visiting the Giorgetti factory is always an exciting moment. A historical organisation dating back over a hundred years and one of the most important brands in made in Italy furniture.
"Let's give the tree a second life in our homes".The Bauwerk Boen group is a major European manufacturer of parquet floors, produced with completely natural wood which guarantees a healthy lifestyle and one that respects the environment.
Chabros International Group is a leading producer and supplier of wood, veneer and a vast range of products and materials for interiors and exteriors in the Middle East.
Three generations of craftsmen are behind a small company in Grossarl. Their approach is to follow each step of the production process, from doors and window frames to furniture, from chairs to lamps and upholstery, in-house, from the design to the installation.
For nearly 30 years, Euro Lamellé has been manufacturing made-toorder glued wooden elements for wooden constructions.
Jake Solomon is pushing his custom-built dmc system t4 sander to the max, producing subtle surface finishes on pioneering panel products that include resin, cement, rock and wood.
Foxstow Joinery, established in 2011 by owner Oliver Bryan, is based in the heart of Oxfordshire on the outskirts of the village of Freeland, and provides a range of high end bespoke joinery services to both consumers and businesses.
Exclusive bicycles that are just as good as classic steel or aluminium bikes in terms of design, elegance and strength.
For his custom doors and furniture Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi put his trust in innovation made in Italy.
Glicerio Chaves Hornero, the leading manufacturer of youthful and dynamic furniture in Spain, has experienced constant growth thanks to SCM.
The motorhomes created by the Klaus Hünerkopf - Die Premium-Manufaktur company are genuine works of art.
Located in the Haute-Loire region in France, the Etablissements Béal company designs and manufactures specialist chopping boards for its predominantly professional clientele under its Chabret trademark that was originally deposited in 1885.
To meet this sector’s production and specialization requirements, USFloors (Shaw Industries) needed a completely automatic line for profiling composite planks; from single sheets to the pallet ready for shipping.
BinketGroup is today one of the largest specialised factories in the internal doors sector of the whole of Central Asia.
If there is a “genius loci” an ugly object could never be produced by Ciam of Petrignano. The company is set in the green plain between Bastia Umbra and Petrignano. Looking up on one side there is the white Assisi towering at the feet of the Subasio, on the other side there is Perugia’s Acropolis.
Grandiose results are achieved when experts in their respective fields work together. In this case it’s the so called “white skin”, an interior panelling with unique characteristics used in the concert hall of the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. It was created by the Hasenkopf industrial factory of Mehring with three SCM Group “Chronos” CNC machining centres with five axis.
There are beautiful objects, and there are useful objects. Some sophisticated dandy came up with the theory, intentionally provocative perhaps, that an object, in order to be considered truly beautiful must have no use whatsoever.
Thanks to its use of automation, Remo Cucine cuts down machining times and offers final products of high quality and, most importantly, environmentally friendly, using non-toxic glues and water-based paints.
Report after report, the “Door and Window System” seeks to photograph an overview of virtuous companies that provide constantly high and homogeneous quality to closure and shading systems produced and painted in Italy. The latest innovation offered by a subcontractor with a great entrepreneurial capacity.
Turri is a historical company which was founded in 1925 in Carugo, province of Como, and is currently located in Brianza. It is headed by Andrea Turri, who from the beginning has chosen to produce what is often defined as “classical”, “art”, or “high style” furniture and accessories. Its motto is “The Art of Living”.
"Redesign your future" contest prizes awarded: the winners got to build their first wooden stool prototype in an actual carpenter workshop...
A versatile SCM nesting machine perfect for a range of joinery applications, is able to size, drill and rout nested panels. Brady Harris: “For each new home, I typically design, manufacture and install the kitchen, walk-in pantry, laundry, study and barbecue area.
In the Tuscan countryside there is a small but forward-looking company with a clear team spirit that works on major worldwide contracts for made-to-measure furniture at the demanding, top-end of the market.
Building yachts means taking into account individuality, quality, water resistance and humidity as well as versatility and efficiency.
The carpentry business was brought to the family by the "grandfather" who in Ghedi began to build small furniture for everyday use, the furniture of the country farmhouse where the Mutti family
Roberto Marcazzan begins our interview explaining his propensity towards manual work with the phrase: "just finished middle school, I burned the backpack".
Giulio started his carpentry business 5 years ago. He is an electronic expert, graduated in Rimini and a student for a couple of years at the Polytechnic University of Milan in automation engineering.
We met Marco Clozza of d3wood, a company that can not be defined with few words, but that we will try to present in this article in the most thorough and exhaustive way.
The main product of Prati's carpentry is the table, we can easily define them as specialists of this product
"Rbr started with SCM, using its traditional machines and with it has evolved, following it in the development of the machines
Marco Vignoli worked in a company that sold tools and various machinery, including woodworking machinery and his love for the minimax universal combination machine was born there.
Over the last 30 years, Neville Johnson has built an enviable reputation for manufacturing high quality, bespoke offices, bedrooms and lounge furniture.
Andrea's activity began "working around" with his father, owner of an electrician company who transferred him the desire to use his hands to create something.
An art school with an ancient history and a young passion.
Masonite is a publicly traded door manufacturer serving residential and architectural customers globally.
The morbidelli m800 is the key machine at 3D, a small woodworking company based in Brianza, specialised in made-to-measure interior and exterior design.
Thanks to regular investments and well-planned strategies, Menuiserie Simon has succeeded in imposing its superior quality on highly competitive markets and is now ready to take on new challenges.
Aquanet, a Russian company that today employs almost 800 people and has reached numbers that have little to envy mass production enterprises, has decided to keep on expanding its production.
Exclusive bicycles that are just as good as classic steel or aluminium bikes in terms of design, elegance and strength.
Impressive. It doesn’t happen every day to see a production line churning out something like 1,200 sofas a day! With specific standards: quality to the smallest detail and safety. In partnership with Scm Group for over twenty years.
Established in 1976 in Montecchio Emilia (Reggio Emilia province), Dil Plast supplies services for consulting, design and production of any type of moulds and parts for hermoforming.
Montracon are one of the leading manufacturers of top quality trailers in Europe supplying all types and the widest range of Box Vans, Curtainsiders, Flats, Double Deckers and Fridge trailers, from three manufacturing sites in Market Weighton and Doncaster, Yorkshire and in Mallusk, Northern Ireland.
SCM Group’s specialists are always ready to respond with state of the art solutions to any technical requirement. This was the case with Celaschi and a Norwegian client.
For more than thirty years, the company Xylème has adopted an original approach to wood-working, a profession they have followed with passion and perseverance, achieving a full understanding of the machines, technologies and tools, which makes them better able to share them with their partners.
Pantarei is one of the leading Italian panel processing companies that work for third parties. Meeting its owner, Domenico Londei, is like interviewing a "philosopher" in the field of furniture components: "The contractor," he says, "is at the forefront of technological research. Every day we meet with major technology producers, and out of this exchange with our partners, like SCM Group, technological progress is created".
Established in Vendée in 1960 by Patrice and Annick Gautier, the Gautier company underwent a strong expansion in its early days and soon became a leader in the children’s furniture sector. Originality and quality are the marks of this brand.
“Les Charpentier des Alpes et Provence” is a company specialised in the design, research, production, machining and assembly of laminated timber structures.
At Vibrobloc, a company based in Montese, in the heart of the Apennines between Emilia and Tuscany, we met the company sales director, Claudio Leoni, to talk about the dynamic company dedicated to timber construction and the new Oikos cnc machining centre manufactured by Routech, a brand of Scm Group.
Kulmbach is the capital of the Bavarian district of the same name. Plassenburg castle, famous for containing the world’s largest collection of tin soldiers, dominates the woods and forests. It is in Frankenwald, the Franconian Forest, where wood is abundant.
It is always a pleasure to go back every few years to visit the Falegnameria Bussi company in Santa Sofia, near Forlì and Cesena in the Romagna region of Italy.
At Grampians Furniture (Halls Gap, Australia) a second chance... Halls Gap is an Australian town, the capital of the Grampians National Park. A lake, Lake Bellfield, a river, Fyans Creek, surrounded by a splendid natural environment.
18 employees, a turnover of around € 1.5 million and a very special recipe: it’s good for business if you’re the owner of the wood-working workshop, handle production and also sales.
A new plant of the Zhong Zhi Xin company is inaugurated in China, a first step in a great 4.6-million euro project. This confirms the Group's leadership position in the Chinese market, where in 2016 it has achieved a 20% growth compared to 2015.
Tona Bathroom Furniture waits for no one when it comes to a purchase that will thrust it ahead of its peers. Like most astute businessmen, Frank Shen is not one to pass up a golden opportunity when he sees it. It took him a mere 30 minutes - from initial contact to final purchase - to say ‘yes’ to the Stefani Solution, a new edgebander offered by the SCM Group that can create ‘J’, ‘L’, and 45-degree-angle profiles.
From geothermal energy systems to curtain walls, from contracts to engineered flooring, from kitchens to taps and fittings, from bathroom furniture to sanitary fixtures, from ceramics to living room and bedroom furniture.
At BoConcept, a Danish retail furniture chain, they bring their focus to innovative and creative design and combine it with high quality in their products. That gives a challenge to their existing production facilities and that is why BoConcept invested in a new fully automated CNC-cell to meet the requirements and at the same time to develop an effective and flexible production.
Katiusha is a giant industrial group which manufactures furniture: originally a Soviet combine, today it is one of Russia’s leading furniture companies.
The company Lesplitinvest (in the Leningrad and Moscow oblast - autonomous region), is part of the SOUZ Industrial Holding Group and one of Russia’s leading MDF and interior door manufacturers. It recently purchased a second new CPC assembly and packaging line which allows high levels of productivity and minimum operator intervention.
QM has recently purchased the new packaging line from CPC - a wellknown brand of Scm Group – to guarantee excellent productivity whilst minimising the operator’s interventions.
As Sir Richard Branson once said: “Always give it a try. And even if you fail, pick yourself up and try again". This is the philosophy that guides Nikita Semenov, vice-president and member of the Board of Topol Group, a Russian company that is now the leader on the children’s domestic furniture, offering a wide range of solutions and having significant production capabilities.
A company that is intriguing not just due to its capabilities and the products it can make, but because it is a kind of “city of wood” where economic rules, attention to the territory and to young talent, sharing of values and memories all come together.
Earth Elements has created a great design center for material and finish options along with a new modern cabinet shop to deliver cabinets, millwork and interiors to a wide-ranging clientele. The company is located in Southwest Montana near Bozeman, Montana.
Turnkey companies, private individuals and also carpenters look to the Belgian company Gebrola of Bocholt. Managing Director, Martin De Laat, has invested in passion and know-how for more than thirty years.
Since its start the company has produced over five million of doors and windows. Window Holding’s range includes products in aluminium, plastic, wood and a combination of materials, which can be used in numerous types of buildings, from private homes to complex public and commercial projects.
Traditional Sash Windows based in Guildford, Surrey, have been manufacturing, supplying and installing traditional sash and casement windows since 1999.
Internorm is the European leader in the production of doors and windows and known internationally for its ability to offer innovative solutions to the most demanding customers. Since it began in 1931 the family run company is based in Traun, Upper Austria, has produced over 23 million doors and windows.
MC France has modernised the whole production process with the inauguration of the new Cugand plant (department 85 – Vendée), which has a new SCM line for doors and window frames. This investment of over 3 million euro has resulted in excellent results in terms of highly flexible productivity and volumes.
SCM Group UK has commissioned the installation of a new Accord 25 FX CNC machining centre for Shepley – one of the UK’s leading fabricators of PVCu windows and composite doors.
We will be discussing timber-frame construction techniques. And in particular, cross-laminated timber as a potential construction material of the future?
FAL, a leading producer of wood components, introduces on its production floor a new Routech Oikos machining centre. FAL, an acronym which stands for Fabbrica Avvolgibili Lavis (or 'rolling shutters factory of Lavis'), is located in Lavis, near Trento.
How will your new home and your new furniture be built? They have been created with a new, and patented, process and materials which allows you to choose the ingredients through various ‘recipes’.
Right in the middle of the Black Forest Lignotrend produces high quality wooden construction components. The famous Goûter shelter, for example, was built at a nearly 4,000 metre altitude on Mont Blanc using the reliable materials provided by the German company.
Alessandro Sforzi’s splendid decks are the exclusive finishing touch to the most beautiful boats in the world. His is a true entrepreneurial story made in Italy, born and pursued with passion and with an enduring relationship with SCM.
Dometic Group is a global company, providing solutions for” mobile living” within the areas Climate, Hygiene, Sanitary and Food&Drink. The mission is making mobile life simple. The company group who 2015 had a turnover of 11 billion SEK, have appr. 8 000 employees and production in 22 countries.
In Nantes we visit a company specialised in fitting commercial vehicles. MDP has focussed in this sector with 6 SCM work centres, purchased between 2004 and 2016. “After training as a joiner, I was looking for an idea to fulfil myself”, explains Pascal Dabireau, company manager. “I therefore leased a part of my father’s plant to develop a range of products to fit commercial vehicles.
In today’s competitive global market, making your manufacturing process more efficient by implementing automation is an absolute necessity to stay competitive and successful. As companies incorporate high volume, complex, automated finishing lines, a key component to the successful operation is state-of-the-art control systems allowing for pre-programmed “recipe” selection and part tracking.
The Spanish Group produces high-quality plywood panels and has adopted an environmentally friendly policy based on the use of sustainable plantations. It recently installed in its Fuenmayor plant a new high-tech cell system for panel finishing equipped with Superfici and DMC solutions.
With a single machining centre boasting excellent performance, Melgari of Pescarolo (Cremona province) is still a match for a market that demands production of just a few items that have to be of top quality.
“The search for a bright future” with an SCM Group maxi system for doors and windows. This is the meaning of “Wang Mei”, the name chosen for Wang Mei Wood Window, a company owned by China ITD Investment Co. Ltd., a true giant of the Chinese glazing industry.
In order to last, cooperation has to be built on solid foundations and requires constant, daily commitment. That is how the partnership between Belgian company DE WIN, specialised manufacturer of doors and windows, and Scm Group began.
The company, set up in 1961, is currently the leader of the Russian furniture market. Since the nineties it had developed a strong partnership with SCM, that was further strengthened in 2013 with the installation of the important Splitter edgebanding line for panels.
The exemplary story of Andrey Mirlachov, a “self-made man” who has created a model company, employing 250 people, producing state of the art, high quality furniture. A man with very clear ideas: “In terms of technology I only want the best”, which naturally led him to SCM.
Håvar Tandstad, an industrial entrepreneur, has been using SCM Group machines exclusively for 16 years and was one of the first buyers of the Morbidelli Author M100: "This machine meets my needs for flexible production and for saving time and space."
Magic? Yes perhaps there is a pinch of magic: a piece of furniture that opens, a sofa disappears revealing a wall with shelves, containers, LED lights and a comfortable bed. All with a simple movement, no effort and a lot of style.
At Fratelli Minotti every design request and requirement is made possible thanks to the individual skills and SCM technology. The company, located in the heart of the Brianza, works as a subcontractor for the most important furniture factories.
The largest Italian furniture company maintains its masterly mix of advanced technology and craftsmanship. The innovations in the production process have led to the Moving Line, derived from lean manufacturing, which features a state of the art SCM cpc semiautomatic packaging line.
The day begins early, after a good coffee and a journey through the French region of the Charante. We are here to visit Joubert Plywood, a company specialised in producing poplar and okoume plywood.
The triumvirate of the title is not one of the infamous magistratures of ancient times but a contemporary group of individuals. We are talking about three capable entrepreneurs of Bingen (close to Sigmaringen), which share common interests, despite their different origins.