Poltrona Frau, founded in 1912 in Turin, Italy is a luxury furniture manufacturer. They are world-renowned for their design heritage and high-quality standards. The company believes in continuous improvement and faces the challenge of making enhancements to their high level achievements in leather production.
Versalis leather cutting solution and Vector, Lectra’s fabric cutting solution for mass-production, are enabling Italian luxury furniture brand, Poltrona Frau to save money and gain operational efficiency by removing labor-intensive stages in their manufacturing process.
The power of automation to improve productivity
With Versalis, automating the analysis of their leather consumption in real-time, Poltrona Frau is able to gain significant material savings and make more products faster with less waste. Versalis is enabling Poltrona Frau to reduce their lead-time and increase production capacity on leather by about 10% and their hide yield by 3%
Poltrona Frau maximizing throughput with increased cutting speed
In comparison to cutting their fabric by hand, Poltrona Frau, thanks to the cutting speed of Vector is able to improve their productivity by about 30%. They gain additional agility and speed performance by taking advantage of Vector’s ability to execute nesting operations at the same time that it is cutting.