Indian Modular Kitchens: Manufacturing Challenges and Solutions by Biesse Group

Popularly known as the ‘Rasoi Ghar’ in India or as we call it in the Silicon Valley of India – ‘Aduge Mane’, cooking places have evolved over the last few decades from a structure with a stove in the corner of the house that was managed by a single person – usually the women of the house, to what is now – a radically upgraded, sophisticated, modern, social place for the family. Today’s modern kitchen is aesthetically and ergonomically designed keeping the user(s) in mind for a lot more collaboration and socialization, with sections (modules) defined for each task keeping convenience and purpose of functionality in mind. It is the ‘Indian Modular Kitchen’. Modular Kitchens in some household can be seen to be fast becoming part of the extended living space for friends & family to have fun. It was around the time India opened its market for foreign investments that the ‘Modular Kitchen’ concept started making way into Indian households. Though, initially it could be afforded by only a few, within a decade ‘Modular Kitchens’ slowly but steadily witnessed an increase in demand and became one of the fastest growing businesses within the home & interior space.

The change in the customers outlook as we get more and more connected globally, the taste for western kitchen designs, the increasing demand for customized, high-quality, aesthetically appealing and ergonomic kitchens from Indian households, is forcing Indian modular kitchen manufacturers to adopt best industry practices, latest materials, technologies and software to produce, assemble and install the complete modular kitchen at a competitive price in a short time.

Biesse, one of the global leader and manufacturer of wood, glass and stone machinery, offers a comprehensive range of machines and software to address the challenges the modular kitchen manufacturers are facing. Biesse provides the customer with efficient and flexible solutions for faster deliveries. Components can easily be assembled and installed on-site. Based on the volumes required by the modular kitchen manufacturers, Biesse can propose several solutions summarised as follows:

The first solution includes cutting and drilling executed on a flat table CNC machine with nesting technology, plus the edge banding executed on a through-feed edge banding machine.

Images here represent machines involved in the process.

The second solution includes sizing on a beam saw, followed by edge banding on an edge bander and the drilling executed on a drilling machine.

Images here represent machines involved in this process.

The third solution is a completely an automatic solution with fully integrated processes. Large scale Modular Kitchen manufacturers can benefit most from this fully automated and integrated industry solution.

The digital revolution has led to a momentous change based on the technological innovation that involves production systems, businesses, the market, and the relations between these areas and humans. In addition to the above machining solutions, Biesse offers a complete CAD/CAM software package to take care of the production, right from design to final installation. It helps the manufacturer in every design stage from creating solutions to the final render plan that gives a detailed preview of the solutions which have been specially designed. The Indian Modular Kitchen manufacturer needs a software that can curb the complex task of programming and using machines, simplifying everyday work while guaranteeing the benefits offered by current technological advances. Keeping that in mind, Biesse offers a cutting-edge application software that is intuitive, with user friendly machine interface which is easily adaptable for smart factory. There’s a host of features this software provides:

1. Design Freedom
2. Default Hardware Models
3. Inventory Supplier Module
4. Costing & Quotation
5. Machine Integration
6. Compatibility with 3rd Party Software
7. Planning & Assembly Process

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