Inwido’s Business Unit Elitfönster invests in new production technology – for increased productivity
Elitfönster is making its largest individual investment ever to increase productivity in its manufacturing of windows. With the investment in a new, highly automated planing machine at the Vetlanda factory, Elitfönster will streamline and modernize its production, starting in the first quarter of 2020. The investment amounts to SEK 55 million.
The Vetlanda factory produces windows for customers in Sweden and for export. To control production more efficiently and in synchronization with customers’ precise needs, Inwido and Elitfönster are investing for the future.
“The investment secures Elitfönster’s position at the forefront of window manufacturing. The new planing machine replaces older production technology and has a new capacity, enabling production to be more efficiently controlled in accordance with customers’ needs. The investment represents the next step in developing the window manufacturing of the future and is strategically important for Elitfönster’s success,” says Jonas Hernborg, CEO Elitfönster.
The new planing machine will be installed during the first quarter 2020 and will be used in production from the summer of 2020. The initiative is an example of how Inwido and its companies are driving development in Europe’s largest windows group.
“Every day, we work to develop our businesses in terms of their technical capacity, production efficiency, leadership, purchasing and innovation. With new technology, such as that we are investing in at Elitfönster, we are taking crucial steps forward to generate success for our companies, their customers and Inwido,” says Henrik Hjalmarsson, President and CEO Inwido.
With the investment in the new machine, Elitfönster gains improved management of customer orders, a higher level of processing and more work being performed on a single machine, as well as simplified handling of materials. The planing machine is capable of much more than its predecessor. For example, producing individual windows of different sizes and designs, with greater quality, more efficient working methods and improved sustainability with less spillage.
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Inwido owns and develops companies that improve people’s everyday lives indoors with various products and services. Today, Inwido is Europe’s largest windows group and a natural home for the region’s strongest companies in the areas of comfort, indoor climate and safety. In 2018, Inwido achieved sales of SEK 6.7 billion and an operating EBITA margin of 9.9 percent. The Group has some 4,500 employees in total, with operations in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, the UK, Sweden and Germany.