Part of the SGi Group of Companies, the joinery has seen dramatic growth in demand for its internal joinery for the commercial sector and shopfitting products for the retail sector.

Since the investment all manufacturing and quality control can be done in-house, according to works manager, Dave Barsley.

SGi Joinery already had working experience of Homag Group machinery with a Brandt KD78 single-sided edgebander.

When the company decided to invest in full in-house production, it turned to Homag again for advice.

A Holzma HPP350 beam saw and Weeke Venture 3 CNC machining centre were ordered and installed in a special configuration on the workshop floor to give optimum production flow which has subsequently doubled capacity.

Homag also supplied advanced Magi-Cut production software which links with SGi’s own CAD systems in its design department. The software optimises cutting patterns for the saw and includes complex shape cutting and drilling patterns which are transferred via a bar coded label attached to the panel at the saw outfeed and scanned into the controls of the Weeke for instant setting up of that machine.