Biesse showcases its latest technology at Open House event.
Biesse Canada held its popular Inside Biesse fall event at their Mississauga offices and showroom Nov. 3-4.
The open house featured the company’s latest machine lineup that’s ready for Industry 4.0 and a wide selection of Biesse technology designed to increase production and improve the bottom line.
“We had a really good event,” says Matt Fleming, vice president of sales.
“We had representatives from 49 companies and we were showing a number of our updated models, including the Rover S, and better ways of machining.
“Painted, Shaker-style, one-piece doors are the biggest thing right now and we were demonstrating the new machines and how easy it is to get a great finish with the new equipment.
“Improvements to the machine translate into an improved finish that requires very little after work, less sanding so that really helps speed up the production.”
Fleming adds that one-piece doors and slab doors also continue to increase in popularity and they’re also seeing
a lot more demand for brush sanding for structuring.
And the updated AirForce technology for zero-edge glue lines has been incredibly popular and Fleming says
prices for those machines have come down dramatically.
“You used to have to spend around $300,000 to get into that technology,” he says, “but prices have come down quite a bit so now you can get zero edge for around $150,000.
“We are seeing very strong demand for that and I really think the market for that technology will increase significantly.”
Fleming says it was an exciting event with many opportunities for people to connect with Biesse product specialists and he’s received many positive comments and plans are already underway for similar events in 2017. And in addition to the traditional open house events, Biesse is also planning to bring back new application seminars in Montreal and Toronto.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in those events in the past and participants got a lot out of these very focused events and small groups, so we have decided to bring them back for next year,” he says.