Office furniture manufacturer is expanding
In order to meet the rapidly growing interest in modern office environments and the topic of "New Work", office furniture manufacturer Febrü is expanding its production in East Westphalia by adding another production hall.
Due to the last investments last year, the space in the engine room was too short. A new cutting machine, a front drilling machine and a new drilling line made it necessary to invest 2 million euros in another hall, as the company announces. In addition to the existing production halls for metal and wood production, including the administration, the third building is now being built on the company property in Herford.
Connected to the wood production, the 1,800 m² new hall offers urgently needed storage space for 4,000 pallets in order to meet the order situation and to keep delivery times as low as possible. The resulting restructuring of the machinery also improves the production processes by shorter ways, as they say.
The managing directors Udo Donges and Christian Stammschroer are pleased about the extension at the Herford location: "With a vertical integration of 95%, Febrü offers the advantage of being able to produce office furniture directly on site without many suppliers. The additional production area now makes it possible to work even more efficiently without having to travel long distances. "
In addition, a largely self-organized production is made possible by a new production control system. In the process, the production is largely networked and employees, machines, logistics and products can communicate with one another and thus work together in the best possible way. As a result, the office furniture manufacturer is taking another step towards completely digital production and is ideally positioned in the area of Industry 4.0. Due to the holistic networking and the constant exchange of information, orders can be processed as quickly and efficiently as possible, even with smaller quantities. Customers benefit from short delivery times.