Timpelle Kitchens has enjoyed a “hundred per cent improvement” since upgrading Planit’s software and purchasing a second Biesse flatbed router.
Like any company, Timpelle had established production systems in place that seemed like a big hurdle to change.
“But I’m glad we faced up to it. We can now do a lot more. I can’t believe we didn’t do this years ago!” said managing director Joe Timpano.
Timpelle Kitchens is running both flatbed routers and a new Boomerang edgebander with just two workers. Production capacity is up 30 per cent or more, he estimated.
The well-established company based in Sydney’s southwest produces about 25 kitchens and other joinery per week for private buyers, building and construction companies.
Its product range includes new and remodelled kitchens, vanities, laundry cabinetry, television and entertainment units, and custom designed furniture.
Mr Timpano said Timpelle Kitchens had been using Planit software “since the early days” 10 or 15 years ago, so it wasn’t really difficult to get up to speed in the latest upgrade.
One of the company’s operators had worked at Planit and was utilising the software’s design capability, which initially drove a beam saw. The remainder of the operators were still designing by hand.
“Now we’re all designing on CabnetWare and sending the drawings straight to the routers,” Mr Timpano said.
“It’s made our work a lot easier – I would say a 100 per cent improvement.”