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Zolano overcomes furniture production challenges during the Covid-19 crisis by increasing cutting productivity and material savings

Discover how Versalis is enabling this leading leather furniture manufacturer to cut more hides per hour with greater accuracy and minimum waste

Zolano overcomes furniture production challenges during the Covid-19 crisis by increasing cutting productivity and material savings

Focusing on quality while minimizing leather waste

With Versalis’ automated nesting software, Zolano can now analyze their leather consumption, develop nesting and cutting strategies based on leather specifications, and prioritize their cut parts. This enables the company to increase both their hide yield and productivity. 

“Thanks to Versalis, we have increased material savings by 1.1%. We can now cut up to 13 hides per hour, which is quite a feat, since this represents a 25% increase in throughput for us,” attests Mr. Yap Hoo, Founder and Managing Director, Zolano. 

The new Versalis, with its embedded scanner that can recognize up to five defect qualification grades, is able to analyze hides of all types, sizes and colors in one single pass. This enables Zelano cutting room operators to eliminate defects faster and not waste time adjusting and cleaning the scanner as they had to with their previous cutting equipment.

Cut more leather and create a wider variety of products

Zolano, seeking to offer consumers a wider array of choices among leather types, designs and colors for personalization chose Versalis because it can scan an unlimited range of leather types and cut bigger volumes of hides faster thanks to a wide range of blades, drills and needles for thick leather, soft leather and complex shapes.  

Developed on Industry 4.0 principles, the latest version of the Lectra Versalis digital leather cutting solution has an all-in-one cutting line starting from hide digitalization to offloading. With its single head cutter, this technology enables Zolano to cut 25% more hides per hour than before.

Thanks to Versalis, Zolano is now able to scan an unlimited range of leather types, including bright-colored hides of rarer textures, and detect and eliminate their imperfections. As a result, they can cut more leather and create a wider variety of products for their customers without sacrificing profitability and quality.
 

“Thanks to Versalis, we have increased material savings by 1.1%. We can now cut up to 13 hides per hour, which is quite a feat, since this represents a 25% increase in throughput for us."

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