Ekornes

“Today, we are able to show material savings of between 5% and 6%. We are able to achieve a better efficiency, and that’s the most important thing for us in this project.”

Ekornes ASA is the largest furniture manufacturer in the Nordic region and owns such brand names as Ekornes®, Stressless® and Svane®. Stressless® is one of the world’s most famous furniture brands, while Ekornes® and Svane® are the best known brands in the Norwegian furniture market.

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MARKET

Furniture manufacturer

LOCATION

Norway

CHALLENGE

Although the company has been in existence since 1934, the arrival of the oil industry in Norway changed everything. Wages are now so high that other industries face a penury of skilled labor. This has pushed Ekornes to find radical new ways to increase productivity without increasing resources.

SOLUTION

Lectra has already worked with the leading furniture companies in Europe, the US and China to help them manage changes to their business model and processes. Lectra is able to provide Ekornes with the same expertise, using a customized approach delivered by a team of experienced consultants, trainers and technical experts.

Leif-Jarle Aure, Technical Manager

“We are able to achieve a better efficiency, and that’s the most important thing for us in this project”

Leif-Jarle Aure,
Technical Manager

SOLUTIONS USED

  • Leather cutting room

    Flaw identification ensures high quality.

    Hides can be marked, scanned, nested, cut and offloaded in parallel, while automatic nesting ensures that they are used as efficiently as possible.

  • Digitizing and defining pattern pieces.

    Specially developed for the furniture and upholstery industries.

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