Higher cutting capacity & increased productivity
Prior to integrating technology into their workflow, Aqua Fermetures relied on manual processes, which only allowed them to produce five or six liners per day. Not only were their previous processes time consuming, but it also required a large amount of labor.
In November of 2015, Aqua Fermetures invested in Gerber Technology’s rollers and automated, digital cutting solutions which allowed them to modernize and evolve their business. With Gerber, Aqua Fermetures gained enormously in terms of quality, precision, fall rate and profitability, allowing them to produce 30 liners per day.
The company has been able to double their cutting capacity and improve their productivity by 40%. More importantly, Aqua Fermetures is able to get a precise cut the first time, eliminating the need for recutting. “I’ve been using Gerber for about 15 years now,” remarked Mr. Appery.
“I know that Gerber is the best positioned in the sector in terms of cutting machines in the swimming pool industry. Gerber offers simplicity and reliability that make it one of the best on the market.”
In addition to the automated cutting solutions, Aqua Fermetures also invested in Gerber’s CAD design, piece nesting and tool-path programming, for their design office. CutWorks allows the company to easily position parts for maximum efficiency. The modular software has helped Aqua Fermetures save on materials and enables them to cut as intelligently as possible, resulting in a 15-20% improvement in productivity.