MAKOR group has recently completed the installation of a new finishing line for narrow furniture components at SWEDWOOD group, more specifically in their Jasna factory in Slovakia.
For those few who still do not know, SWEDWOOD is a multinational enterprise that manufactures products for the biggest worldwide supplier of home furniture and accessories, IKEA, beeing member of its group.
Already in the past MAKOR had the privilege of providing its technology to some of their factories, and once again we have been awarded for the validity of our proposals, for the proper recommendations and for the accurate commitment towards customers and their requirements.
Also in this case we are talking about production of big batches of furniture components, where optimization is the key of success.
Before this installation it was used the same finishing technology both to treat wide and narrow work-pieces, in order to combine the entire finishing flow in just one line, by running more passes.
This was perfectly right till when, doing some maths, it was realized that the production could considerably increase with a smaller size line specifically designed for narrow parts and leaving the existing line to handle only the wide parts. During the validation steps it appeared evident that a plant dedicated just to narrow parts not only was enhancing the production capacity, but could improve the process (in-line sanding is possible on more sides not only on the upper surface), optimise the paint use (spraying narrow parts using fixed guns considerably reduces the overspray respect to an oscillating system), it could be more operator friendly (to access profile machines is usually easier than panel machines) and, last but not least, it could be profitable as an investment (a profile line is cheaper than a panel line even if composed by the same number of machines).
After the usual start up phase, during which both Swedwood and Makor team have been working shoulder to shoulder with ability and tenacy, now the plant is producing in continuous cycle and at full rhythm, 3 shifts per day, 7 days/week. As obvious within IKEA politicy, the paint in use are all nature friendly (water base stain, water base primer and water base top coat, applied on the needed sides with just one pass), respecting the both environment and the working ambient.