Panels & Furniture Asia Sep/Oct 2018

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING 27 are able to create and modify any cabinet or unit very quickly. The WCC comes with the option of a customised library which can be modified anytime too. NO INVESTMENT, NO GROWTH With HOMAG, Chan feels well looked after and, “As a result of my past experience using HOMAG machines and software, I have a very high level of confidence in HOMAG’s products and services.” In contrast, there were times when he had had negative experiences while dealing with other machinery suppliers whom he feels tend to be fast in putting the blame on the customer for operation issues encountered. “FromHOMAG we get helpful service – and so far, we haven’t had a major breakdown yet.” “I have spent a lot of time and effort getting used to the machines before I actually reap the benefits. In our relatively backwards trade, many companies don’t invest. But without investments, there will be no growth or success,” he said. INTELLIGENT FACTORY PLANNING After moving into their current and bigger premises about two years ago, Senwan started to plan for their next phase of growth and engaged HOMAG’s consulting service, Schuler, to provide suggestions in optimising factory space and production facilities for a potential future site. Senwan’s factory, located in Sungei Kadut in their own building, stand on a four-acres land with a highly efficient operation that employs up to 50 staff. Looking forward, Chan is working on plans to expand to a new building and is keen to once again to partner with HOMAG on this journey. ℗ “You either invest in new technology or you leave it and lose out,” said Chan In order to get the right support, Senwan teamed up with HOMAG Asia and invested in new machinery and software. Since then, the business has been growing and further expansion is planned HOMAG BHX 050 drilling centre