2020/11/06   |   Bangkok   |   Thailand

Index Living Mall benefits from HOMAG solutions

Index living Mall is Thailand's leading furniture and furnishings retailer and has converted its manufacturing process to modern batch size 1 production with HOMAG solution.

Batch size 1 production is the future for Index Living Mall. That's why we want to further expand our production with machines and software from HOMAG.

Ekalak Patamasatayasonthi, Senior Vice President at Index Living Mall

Index Living Mall offers a variety of furnishings, ranging from decorative items to furniture and complete fittings. Its customers include both retail trade and project business, and Index Living Mall rounds off its business model with its own shopping malls for direct customer business.

The Bangkok-based company currently employs around 5000 people from production through to sales. Production capacity is currently around 1,200,000 units per month, and solutions from HOMAG help to make this possible. The new production line has been in operation since 2019 and, in conjunction with Configurator3D and ControllerMES, has paved the way for what is known as "batch size 1" production, an approach that prioritizes flexibility and customization in manufacturing through smaller batches and is highly favored by Index Living Mall. Production that used to be predominantly manual and time-consuming is now carried out with automatic precision.

Right at the start of a new production line, a STORETEQ S-500 storage system takes over the organization of the panels. This is where the material is stored, sorted and placed in order on the two SAWTEQ B-300 panel dividing saws that are integrated into the storage with an attached panel labeling system. Once they have been cut, the part stacks are transported for edging, where two EDGETEQ S-500 edge banding machines that have been set up as a tandem line are ready for processing. Once the edges are attached, the parts are transported for CNC processing. The parts are drilled, trimmed and grooved at high speed on three parallel DRILLTEQ L-200s and a DRILLTEQ H-600. After this processing is complete, they can be sorted into transport carriages.

Ekalak Patamasatayasonthi is very satisfied: "In the past, we focused on series production, but with HOMAG technology, we are increasingly switching to batch size 1 production. The technology and software has a number of important benefits for us: We are able to work faster, more precisely and save costs."

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The company currently employs around 5000 people from production through to sales. Production capacity is currently around 1,200,000 units per month, and solutions from HOMAG help to make this possible.

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