Did you know that we manufacture locally, with the help of sophisticated, state of the art machinery – meaning we are efficient, flexible and fast. We take you on a tour of the workshop to see how it all comes together.
Neighbouring our showroom, our workshop is home to all new machinery, installed to create a more sophisticated and automated manufacturing process.
The key piece of machinery in the workshop – and perhaps the most impressive and advanced – is our panel-sorting machine. It is able to store, house, sort and process up to 5,000 sheets of pressed laminate. The machine cleverly sorts each panel in the most efficient way, and talks to both CNC machines within the workshop, optimising the whole manufacturing process.
How? The sorting machine works all day and all night to organise each panel into the optimal cutting order for machine operators to use. This sped up sorting process eliminates the downtime machinists would otherwise spend sorting panels traditionally using a forklift to manually lift and sift through boards. In the quiet of the night, the machine continues to sort – preparing panels for the next day’s work, saving a huge sum of time.
Other new machines in the workshop have much higher processing rates too. This was an important factor in our decision making process, and meant we could keep our manufacturing close to our customers, near the city, and close to the rest of our operations. Having the ability for our sales team and project delivery team to easily meet with the manufacturing team is another great tool we have at Krost.
And the upshot of our localised, high-powered manufacture process is quick lead times, flexibility and efficiency. The workshop boasts better quality control, and the ability to react quickly if need be. Bespoke products can be modified specifically based on customer requirements, and our team is able to design and create prototypes for customers to see and test before final orders are made.
Customers are also able to take a physical tour of the factory – and witness the panel-sorter working effortlessly to ensure their project needs are totally covered.
Visit us at 33 Ricketty St, Mascot for a tour of our showroom and workshop.