Aquapac Furniture's latest innovative software addition - woodCAD|CAM - revolutionises production processes for the future.
· Bad Waldsee
Machine Monitoring as basis for a cultural change
The HYMER plant in Bad Waldsee is no typical automotive production facility, where mobile homes, caravans and camping-vans are produced.
Industry 4.0 in the Furniture Industry – a Snapshot
What does future production look like and what do I have to do to be ready for Industry 4.0?
Design Alternative — Impressed by German technology
Even in the region around the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, German machine technology from HOMAG is the seal of quality for integrated solutions in furniture production.
Industry 4.0 is now the norm for erfi
Complete solution from HOMAG at Ernst Fischer GmbH (erfi)
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Nestle Fenster invests in new HOMAG planing machines
Proven planing technology with a new control system
Positive wind of change blowing through production
Production optimization with SCHULER Consulting – Schweitzer Project AG, innovation lead-er in shopfitting
Robots in production — a new trend?
By using an industrial robot, Bien-Zenker GmbH can achieve greater precision and a high level of machine availability.
Growth thanks to smart investments
Since opening its doors 31 years ago, Sen Wan Timber (‘Senwan’) has grown to become one of Singapore's largest suppliers of timber and plywood
Beam processing by dimension
Modernization has brought a breakthrough: Carpentry Roßner has developed into a successful timber construction business by making targeted investments.
Wood frame construction - efficiency with a small footprint
M. Räuber Holzbau transitions to cutting-edge CNC technology over a period of just two years.
The journey of a Wood Working Consultant
For any customer seeking advice from a consultant is essential that they are receiving advice from proven individuals who have the level of experience and knowledge to do so.
Quality, reliability and service win the day for Thomas Johnstone
After recognising that the company needed a modernisation in technology, they made an investment which ultimately transformed their production facility for the future.
Open heart surgery
Artopex has commissioned HOMAG to build a fully automated production line, and production is continuing simultaneously in the same hall.
Gebr. Schütt KG invests in an automated production line
MPP - new, innovative plywood panel product
With the new MPP facility Freres Lumber has enormously expanded its product variety.
Fully automated handling increases productivity
At WEINMANN, Groothuisbouw found a complete solution with which they could increase their capacity and improve their effectiveness.
HOMAG showcase: Industry 4.0 in Dessau at Goldbach Kirchner
HOMAG delivers faster production and zero joint edges for Fern Doors
Recognising the increase in demand for both production volume and size of doors requested, Fern Doors decided that it was the right time to enhance production processes.
Tailored to the carpenter - Compact, versatile beam processing
Großmann wanted a machine that would complete all beam processing work without any problems and that would fit in the limited space available: WEINMANN had the solution.
Subissati increases capacity at its company site
To make production flexible and fit for the future, the company decided to purchase a WEINMANN compact line.
Hill’s Panel Products invests in game changing production solution
Recognising that their existing processes were both time-consuming and laborious, Hill's Panel Products began the search for the ideal revolutionary solution.
Clean cuts increase Willerby’s productivity by 14 per cent
Passionate about looking after their workforce and their customers, Willerby, continuously searches for ways to increase safety, quality and speed of their production.
Goldbach Kirchner: One of the most up-to-date Industry 4.0 plants
One manufacturing execution system, 12 new machines, 1,500 square meters of space.: a fully networked, highly
flexible batch size 1 furniture production.
Insulating has never been so easy
The WALLTEQ M-380 blowTEC can not only process timber elements - with an integrated blowing plate, it also takes over fully automatic insulation.
Hammonds Furniture trusts HOMAG for future proof machinery
Evolving production processes at Hammonds Furniture saw the introduction of a HOMAG Vantage 100 CNC and a fully efficient staggered edgebanding line.
A storage system for the Plastics Industry
The increase of added value by means of automation is also a concern of the company item Industrietechnik.
Pioneers in their own countries
Welement AS, based in Estonia, and Blueprint Robotics Inc., based in the United States: both are pioneers in their field starting virtually from scratch.
· St. Johann
Faster than manual production - WALLTEQ M-120
A beam processing center in St. Johann in Swabia, Germany gains experience with a new "small" solution for element production.
Retail Furniture puts its faith in HOMAG machinery and software
Shropshire based Retail Furniture is a well-respected specialist manufacturer of bespoke shop fitting solutions and display stands and believes HOMAG offers the full package!
Modular construction of temporary and permanent buildings
Blumer-Lehmann AG has reduced its production costs and production times significantly thanks to a new production line from WEINMANN.
The robotic saw manager
Flexible production while simultaneously meeting the customer's individual requirements — that is the order of the day for kitchen furniture manufacturer Sachsenküchen.
Use of Robots in a carpenter’s workshop
At STARKE, the robot cell provides more flexibility, more process safety and more storage capacity with higher throughput and less manual work.
HOMAG helps Atlas Washrooms almost double capacity
Having invested in HOMAG machinery for the past 14 years, Atlas Washrooms were keen to continue their loyalty when investing in new machinery.
Bridges build houses
Modern beam processing and prefabricated housing line increase output and Quality. Wolf Haus has realized one of the most modern prefabricated house lines in Central Europe.
Forza Doors underpins its rapid growth with HOMAG machinery
At least 80% of Forza Doors machinery comes from HOMAG. Their machine collection operates across 40,000 sq ft of production space.
Mathews Kitchens increase edging capacity with HOMAG Ambition 2274
Five years ago, Irish manufacturer Mathews Kitchen expanded their production into the contract office furniture market.
HOMAG hits the mark
For his window production, Joinery Meinzinger invested in a new sanding machine - a true all-rounder.
Flexibility was key
Roland Zimmermann's carpentry firm is able to meet a wide range of customer demands. His new automated production line also manufactures free-forms.
Fully automatic panel saw at furniture manufacturer MS Schuon
Production cell for "lights-out" panel cutting
HOMAG supplies complete production cell for ECF Ltd
Leicestershire based ECF Ltd is a family owned business that has been trading for more than 37 years. With 140 employees based in its 100,000 sq. ft. facility.
The Swift Group puts its faith in HOMAG for its CNC solution
The Swift Group is the UK’s largest manufacturer of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes. The Group has a turnover in excess of £200m and in 2014 celebrated its 50th anniversary. It has gone from strength to strength in recent years with the workforce growing to over 1,080 employees.
Orchard Kitchens & Woodcraft Joinery select the Ambition 1230 airTec edgebander for zero-joint technology solution
Unless you’ve been on a desert island for the last couple of years, you will have heard a lot about zero-joint technology in the woodworking industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there has been much discussion around the zero-joint concept.
· Sankt Johann
Robots resolve the part flow in one of Europe’s most innovative drilling lines at EGGER in Sankt Johann - precise, safe, and space saving.
Networked production for greater efficiency
Mayer Holzprodukte, a specialist supplier for joiner colleagues has put edge processing on a completely new footing. The basis for the efficient, fully automated process is the ControllerMES manufacturing execution system from HOMAG.
Maximum transparency throughout the edge system
Battistella Company: New edge system with innovative woodFlex cell control.
Quest Joinery becomes first UK company to invest in a Venture BMG 114
Established in 2011, Hertfordshire based Quest Joinery has become a leading provider of high quality joinery for both commercial and residential clients.
German machine technology as the key to success
Blueprint Robotics produces single-family homes and multifamily apartment buildings. They also implement the individual blueprint of the customers.
Nordhus focuses on multi-story modular construction
Nordhus is specialized in the modular construction of multi-story buildings. The modules demonstrate a higher level of prefabrication than the more simple element method.
2 birds with one stone — cutting and element production in one machine
High level of processing accuracy, diversity and flexibility with the highest degree of efficiency and consistency in production.
A rapid change
HOMAG edge plants opens up completely new possibilities for Polish door manufacturer Erkado.
HOMAG Vantech: a long manufacturing history
Two companies in Perth have invested in a Vantech 480 B CNC nesting machine. Aleks’ Wood Craft and Prime Cabinets are both smaller cabinet making shops that have stepped up massively in efficiency and quality of their products.
HOMAG preferred edgebander for door manufacturers in NZ
100 per cent speed, quality and reliability for three major kitchen fronts manufactures in New Zealand that have invested in HOMAG Group edgebanding machines
· Lichtenberg, Hemmoor
More than 650 storage systems installed all over the world in 10 years
Over 650 installed storage systems already assist various companies around the world. They are able to deal more efficiently with their resources and to increase their product’s value added. Companies which have already invested in a storage system can no longer imagine their production without this form of transparent logistics. And there are more every day.
Prefabricated housing manufacturer wins prestigious award
Impresa House is using German WEINMANN technology that manufactures millimetreperfect housing.
TimberLab Solutions: The CNC Processing Journey
Auckland-based TimberLab Solutions is Australasia’s largest, most experienced, internationally recognised provider of customised structural engineered timber products.
Browns 2000 select HOMAG for new 60 metre laser edge banding line
Established in 1983, Browns 2000 is a family owned and managed business with a manufacturing facility of over 300,000 sq. ft. in Northumberland. The state of the art factory is equipped with the latest machinery to provide high quality doors and components to the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom trades.
Derg Joinery leaps ahead of competition
With over forty years’ experience of both the window and joinery trades, Damian Balfry and Greg Carey continued to form Derg Joinery in 2015. Their high level of expertise and knowledge they brought to the company has led to Derg Joinery becoming the leading manufacturer of timber window frames, casings, doors and screens in Ireland.
Investment in the future
In light of excellent market conditions and a desire to equip his company for the future, a carpenter in Neresheim-Elchingen is entering the world of automated production.
A machine that can run all day
The two decision makers at the family-owned business Beny’s Joinery, founder Beny Forte and son Raffaele Forte, finally found the right machine for their requirements.
A lifetime investment
Established in 1950 as Unanderra Timber and Joinery, UTJ Interiors has grown to become a premier manufacturer of custom joinery and detailed veneering.
Worth taking the risk
Taishi Tech Industries' vision is not only to become the premier producer and supplier of artificial marbles and decorative panels in Malaysia but also to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.
Increased productivity by about 30 per cent
Providing competitive pricing, short lead times and a high quality product to their clients, Meloz Manufacturing has been continuously investing in up-to-date leading edge technology and software.
AR 18 Limited has been in the CNC routing trade for around 15 years, producing high quality retail furniture and display stands, reception desks, feature walls and cladding panels for shop fitters. It also provides a full service offering to small joinery companies and sign makers without in-house CNC facilities.
Breaking into new markets
Carpentry Hess and XLam are both relatively new companies in Namibia and New Zealand respectively. Even though the framework conditions for timber work are very different in the two countries, both companies have tapped a new market for their products, which they are now continuously expanding.
Guided by the network
Furniture ordered online - delivered in 48 hours: Industry 4.0 at Darex Home
Storage system: “It’s the ducks guts”
George Kaiser stands proudly if front of his latest acquisition from the HOMAG Group.
airTec edges: “We are now able to target big cabinetmakers”
Precise Precut is a production-orientated business and they have sold cut-to-size flat packs to the trade from the very start. Aaron could see an opportunity on the Gold Coast to open a precut business as there was only one other company doing precut at a high level and knew that some competition was needed.
Automation: with a lean combination of CAD software and a carpentry machine, carpenter Marco Büsing specializes in producing roof trusses with a high degree of prefabrication. One of the advantages of this is that thanks to this unique selling point, he has been able to distance himself from the general price war.
"Giving customers exactly what they want"
After entering the timber frame construction industry just ten years ago, Ing. Holzbau Schnoor GmbH & Co. KG now supplies high-quality timber frame elements to builders and timber work companies. At the top of the company's agenda is the topic of individuality.
HOMAG UK provides Trade CNC the helping hand for increased production
Established in 2008, Trade CNC pride themselves in offering the complete package that any customer could want from a CNC routing business. Their ever increasing reputation has been built on the solid foundations of quality, professionalism and innovation
Increased production flow with the Weeke Vantech 480 B
RMW Joinery aspire to become well known for their attention to detail and punctuality when completing jobs. The Sydney-based company caters for specific niche joinery requirements that are more difficult to achieve for standard joiners.
"In, through, out, away...
... is exactly the way a carpentry machine should work," gushes timber construction specialist Hans Nehr.
Satisfied customers come back. And sometimes quicker than you think. Timber construction specialist Hans Nehr had no intention of buying a new carpentry machine. He had only been using his WBS 140 for three years. But everybody was so happy with it that the orders soon exceeded the capacities. His sons finally persuaded him to invest in the faster WBZ 160 carpentry machine.
All-round edge cell at Flömö: A revolution in edge processing!
When it comes to edge processing, the interior fittings company is using automated processes for a wide variety of parts and materials, heralding a new era in quality, flexibility and efficiency.
New production system optimizes processes
In Seebruck, Germany, the home of Regnauer Fertigbau, the company has developed its "vital office". The Regnauer passive house wall and fully thermally insulated roof were installed in the 15-m tall prefabricated building and built with sustainable timber construction methods. Regnauer invested in a WEINMANN CNC production system for the manufacturing process.
Nesting and edging at the highest level
Capital Design Works are on the fast track: Since the upgrade to new machinery, the Sydney-based company has been growing continuously.
Technical Finesse in Southeast Asia at Versalink
Malaysia is not only considered as the emerging market, but also as the tenth largest furniture exporter worldwide. Therefore, the local producers have to face the same challenges as their competitors in Europe.
Industry 4.0 and Digitization at Battistella Company
Furniture producers are already manufacturing millions of furniture variants on completely networked, highly fl exible batch size1 plants – with minimized delivery times. Looking into the future, the degree of networking is set to increase until the “Industry 4.0” vision becomes a reality.
Consistent investment in the future: Batch size 1 production in Italy
The Italian furniture producer Erba reacts to market changes and has invested in a batch size 1 production line. Hereby, the company increased their sales revenue and, at the same time, reduced their stock.
Industry 4.0: 4,000 furniture components leave Nowy Styl factory per s
The HOMAG Group built one of the most up-to-date production lines in the industry for the Nowy Styl Group office furniture manufacturer in the Polish town of Jasło.
USA: On the road to the high-tech factory
Nexis 3 is at a crossroads between craft and industrial production - a project with SCHULER Consulting.
Small or large
The topic of fully automated production is also an interesting one for companies in the field of timber work, but there are many different reasons why a company would purchase a fully automated production plant.
Why invest in zero joint
While AKC – based in Darwin and Alice Springs – have purchased a BRANDT Ambition 1440 airTec, the Western Australian company Busselton Furniture Products decided to invest in the smaller BRANDT Ambition 1230 airTec model.
"Now is the time to invest in the future"
It did not take long until Martin Smith and his team at Euroline recognised the benefits of their newly purchased horizontal storage system. Since the installation of the HOMAG Automation TLF 210 in November last year, the workflow has increased big time.
Dividing panels ergonomically and efficiently
At Popp GmbH & Co. KG, the saw-saw-storage combination allows one employee to complete the entire cutting work. And very comfortably at that!
Cost savings of up to 50% thanks to exactly fitting cartons
Conzella Verlagsbuchbinderei relies on the HOMAG Automation cardboard-box cutting machine VKS 250
High degree of prefabrication allows for top-quality timber frame construction
Modern technologies enable the automated production process in a factory hall. All elements can be manufactured off site so that just the erection process has to take place on site. The advantages of off-site manufacturing are obvious: All processes off-s
Weingärtner Holzbau - Beam processing at a day's notice
Founded in 1999, the company, which is situated in Baden-Baden, currently employs six people. Its fields of business include roof renovations, timber frame construction houses, pergolas, garages, dormers, and roof lights.
In the fast lane - Polish prefab manufacturer takes off
We spoke with Mr. Antoni Zin, production manager of the largest prefabricated house manufacturer in Poland. Under the brandnames DAN-WOOD and DAN-WOOD Family, the company has been highly successful in producing and selling prefabricated houses that can be configured online.
Namibia - timber construction set on European standards
Interview with Christian Hess, CEO of Holzbau Carpentry Hess, Windhoek, Namibia.
Joinery Daxenberger: Enthusiastic about the HOMAG Automation horizontal storage system TLF 211 right from the beginning
Effective Workflow thanks to sophisticated Materials Management
When a progressive furniture production concept becomes reality
Portuguese interior designer J&J Teixeira realized a new investment concept with SCHULER Consulting. Results: better quality, lower personnel costs and consistent data flow.
Data generation in 3D: scan and get started
Extraordinary items made from solid wood — that has been the motto of Josef Wochner GmbH & Co. KG since the company was founded in 1934. The joinery is now living up to the company's claim of offering exclusive wooden items once again — reproducing a hand
SieMatic relies on cardboard-box cutting machine VKS 250
The HOMAG Automation's flexible packaging concept saves time and money
Canada: Growth through courage for risk-taking
When the Canadian furniture manufacturer Cutler was seeking a new place of location, it was necessary to consider many parameters.
Shopfitter with new saw-storage combination
Umdasch Shopfitting prepares for the manufacturing demands of the future and invests in a saw-storage combination from the Homag Group.
Storage Systems shape a new era of manufacturing
Local manufacturers are constantly facing the pressure of customised products at highest quality and punctual delivery. In order to cope with the requirements a combination of integrated, intelligent production plants and flexible, highly efficient stand-
Delivering the edge over the competition — with the HOMAG KAL 330
"Furniture to last a lifetime" — that is the promise that Embru-Werke AG makes as a brand. The long-standing business is the market leader in Switzerland for school furniture and furniture that is used in hospitals, retirement homes and nursing homes. In
LUXHAUS - 36% increase in output thanks to new carpentry machine
For beam processing, Luxhaus Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG in Georgensgmünd in Middle Franconia, Germany relies on machine technology from WEINMANN.
We spoke with the Luxhaus production manager Manfred Simonavicius.
Small machine - big results
Pietro Ferrari from Struttura Legno magazine spoke with Manfred and Philipp Fäckl, proprietor of the Fäckl carpentry business in Aldein, South Tyrol.
Industry 4.0 at Sedus: One component produced every twelve seconds
Sedus Systems generates 30 percent of its turnover with custom produced articles. The time had come to think about in investing in a modern, flexible equipment.
Automating material infeed
CNC processing centers will be tomorrow’s standard machines. Their ability to be embedded in existing work flows is crucial to their successful application.
Courage to strike out for new horizons: Panel cutting including finish processing
Regnauer Fertigbau GmbH based in Seebruck am Chiemsee recently took the step of investing in a new panel cutting solution. Instead of sticking to a panel saw, the timber construction experts opted for a change of tack in the form of a CNC processing cente
Storage system for smart waste management
Rapid technological development forces local furniture manufacturers to invest in new equipment in order to increase productivity and cash-flow. Intelligent storage systems and software solutions help today's cabinet makers to increase their flexibility.
It does everything all at once
WeberHaus in Rheinau, Germany, builds 1000 staircases each year. With the old CNC, colleagues were left to do the edge processing work on the steps, as well as the profiling tasks. Now, the new BMG 512 profiLine from HOMAG does everything all at once.
WEINMANN production lines deliver max. flexibility for Schwörer Haus
In addition to wall and floor element production, the WEINMANN machines are now also used for the production of special elements such as dormers and flap tile elements.
The joiners of Regensburg
The HPP 130 from HOLZMA premieres in Germany: the joinery business of Pangerl & Voith is the first to put this new development into operation.
· Ense Waltringen
Packaging is fun
A very important aspect in the eyes of company Severin is the fact that packaging shall reflect professional appearance additionally to high quality.
Swiss precision in processing panel materials
The Schneider Holding AG, located near Basel in Switzerland, makes no compromises. Perfection is a guiding principle of the company and has led it to build a completely new production facility – and equip it with machines from the Homag Group.
TimberLab´s monster CNC tames engineered timber
Last year one of the largest and most sophisticated woodworking machines currently available in the world arrived at Auckland based company TimberLab Solutions.
Courage brings its own reward
A man with the ability to take a quick decision – that is Norbert Bosch, CEO of “Bosch Objekteinrichtungen” in Rühlingstetten. But for the son of the former company founder Walter Bosch, “quick” does not (as so often in life) mean that his decisions are not well considered. Quite the opposite. Bosch knows just what it is he wants and – coupled with a good helping of courage to embrace new technologies and ideas – this go-getter attitude has seen his company reap rich rewards.
One-man band in the country stands up for quality
Starting your own business requires just a few key elements: entrepreneurship, courage and above all, enthusiasm.
Kitchen Direct steps up for quality with a BRANDT Ambition edgebander
Better finishes, higher speed and more efficiency have not only improved the product quality but also the whole production process for the Sydney-based company Kitchen Direct and its owner Alex Wang.
Maximizing system utilization
Speed, efficiency and flexibility are key factors in batch size 1 production. Nobilia has been using the new generation of powerTouch machine controllers from the HOMAG Group since early 2014 — and can report very positive results.
High quality finishes with BRANDT Ambition edgebanders
Two Sydney-based companies have improved their product quality thanks to their new investment in BRANDT Ambition edgebanders from HOMAG Australia.
Hamadia: New doors for Israel
Hamadia places trust in HOMAG
“Over 30,000 parts a day”
Chinese furniture producers back HOMAG Group batch size 1 concepts
SCHULER Consulting GmbH optimizes Chinese production organization
In China, the province of Guangdong, Roco creates order-related furniture according to customer requirements. The company invested in a new production plant of approx 10000m².
World of brand experiences around the world
What do BMW, Borussia Dortmund, Bugatti and Zara have in common? They all rely on the same interior designer: The Dula Group. Animated presentation of high-quality products and transport of brand identities – these are the company tasks of the Dula Group.
Company EKG at Vifian AG
The Swiss company Vifian Möbelwerkstätten AG has decided to have a company EKG performed by the specialists from SCHULER Consulting GmbH.
Batch size one: bespoke manufacture on a grand scale
The Orgatec left no-one in any doubt: Zero joint edge coating has already become the new standard in office furniture.
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Hightech on the road
Just driving into the yard at Bischoff + Scheck is an amazing experience.
Production Optimization with 3D Visualization
The German Company Schäfer Trennwandsysteme GmbH optimized their material flow and production processes with the help of SCHULER Consulting’s 3D visualization.
Tradition meets high tech: Joinery Koch produces “historic” windows for the Römer building in Frankfurt
A family firm with a historic tradition has been commissioned to fit new windows in a 100 year old cultural monument – produced on a high-tech machine in compliance with the latest technological standards.
Different edge quality to everyone else
Zero joint technology is not some fad; it is the latest technology in edgebanding. The hot air system "airTec" is both an industrial and craft-oriented solution.
More profit through special products
The jackaroo with the passion for solid timber
When the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) hit Australia in 2008 and 2009, many businesses struggled. Some went broke, some are still struggling and others came out of it even stronger.
50,000 doors for Sweden
Processing cell replaces majority of the machine outfit for a Swedish door maunfacturer