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In a world where many businesses focus solely on profit, Darren Garufi, owner of Craftmark, stands out for his relentless pursuit of excellence and his deep-seated desire to leave a lasting legacy.

Stirling Group’s Fraser Killen has become a prominent figure in the cabinet making and tooling industry. His journey, which began as a high school student with a penchant for drafting and metalwork, has evolved into a story of determination, innovation, and positive change.

After seeing a forever recurring post in the 13,000 strong Cabinet Makers Australia Facebook page, with posters often desperately trying to request if another cabbie has spare unused amount of a certain colour edge tape, Thomas figured he’d create a solution.

Glenn, a seasoned veteran with hands roughened by years of craftsmanship, is reshaping the landscape through innovation and an unyielding passion for quality hardware.

Dean Brakell is the CEO, prominent voice and a beacon of change within the Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association (ACFA). His journey embodies the spirit of grit, innovation, and leadership and he has seen the industry from every angle.

Behind every accurate cut and seamlessly executed order is a team of dedicated professionals, each playing a critical role. Let’s cast a spotlight on the essential roles that drive the cut-to-size factory engine

The web offers a platform where your business can broadcast its capabilities far beyond the confines of physical location. Let’s unfold why an adept online presence is crucial for modern-day cabinet manufacturers.

If you’re a business owner looking to boost your brand, drive sales, and stay competitive, social media advertising, and in particular Facebook, might just be your secret weapon. Let’s explore the incredible benefits it brings to the table.

Quality customer service isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have. This article dives into why great customer service is essential for Aussie cabinet making businesses and why it should be a key part of their game plan.

In the world of cabinetry manufacturing, the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining process stands out as an indispensable tool for precision and efficiency. Yet, as with any industrial operation, the process creates byproducts, one of which is dust. The presence of dust not only poses operational challenges but also significant health and safety risks.

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, the cabinetry industry has not been left behind. Traditional cabinetry manufacturing processes have undergone a significant transformation with the advent of digitalisation and automation. These technologies have not only enhanced efficiency but have also opened up new possibilities for customisation, precision, and sustainability within the industry.

The Benchtop Specifier is a groundbreaking online system which uses a preview-driven format to create benchtop quotes and orders for cut-to-size and benchtop manufacturers. Customers can create instantaneous quotes and orders, 24 hrs a day.

Customer onboarding is the first stage of your customer journey, and it forms the bedrock of your entire relationship. A well-designed onboarding process facilitates customer activation and plays a vital role in customer retention.

For cut-to-size manufacturers like you, harnessing the power of social media marketing can help you grow your brand, expand your reach, and generate valuable leads. 

In the manufacturing industry, time is of the essence. Every minute wasted on administrative tasks or inefficient processes is an opportunity cost for businesses. That’s where Cabinetry.Online comes in.

In this blog, we’ll explain what shaker doors are, why they’re still popular, and the benefits of using them. We’ll also cover the history of shaker doors and how to finish them.

Cabinetry.Online now offers manufacturers a coupon code feature. We’re really excited about this new feature because coupon codes are a highly effective marketing tool.

Excellent customer service is essential for any successful business. We will discuss seven steps to improve customer service and provide examples on how to implement them.

We are excited to announce that we have launched Xero integration with beta functionality. So far, we have had rave reviews from our manufacturers. 

There are many ways in which data can be lost. Some of these include hardware failure, software failure, natural disasters, cyber attacks, or human error. When this happens, recovery from a data backup can save you from significant loss.

The long awaited MerivoBox is finally here. Representatives from  Blum and  Lincoln Sentry gave a demonstration at  Cabinets by Computer to local cabinet makers to introduce them to the new system.

Passwords are the keys to our digital lives. They protect our confidential and personal information and ensure that only authorised individuals can access our accounts. 

Internet security is a topic that is becoming increasingly important because we are spending so much time on the internet, and have so many different devices connected to it. The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives and it is more important than ever that we protect ourselves from cyber attacks, data breaches, and other malicious activities.

Staff shortage and automation article

Cut-to-size manufacturers face a range of challenges in the post-COVID environment. The effect of staff shortages is being felt industry-wide and there is no quick-fix resolution. One solution is for cut-to-size manufacturers to onboard online quoting and ordering systems to relieve some pressure.

Offset routing is a method of determining the cut path your CNC machine creates and uses. In this method, CAD software is used to create the shape parts to be cut. This is sent to the CNC machine, which creates the cut path. The diameter of the tool being used to cut the path is added to the CNC machine, which uses this information when creating the cut path.

concers and challenges in the joinery industry

As with all industries, concerns and challenges are always present, but proper planning is key to navigating the ever-changing landscape. 

An effective online ordering and quoting system has the potential to revolutionise the way you run your cut-to-size manufacturing business. It is a highly effective way to reduce pressure on your staff and give yourself the cutting edge in an increasingly uncertain market.

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An effective online ordering system has the potential to revolutionise the way you run your cut-to-size manufacturing business. This system will process the receiving, tracking, and fulfilling of an order.

joinery industry moving forward

Automation and Residential building/fit-outs were both tied at 38.10% and seen as the equally largest growth areas predicted for the future, with Do-It-Yourself coming in at 34.60%. These results and predictions were echoed by both business owners and employees, who generally shared the same view that these segments are likely the main areas for growth moving forward.

developing clear marketing goals

Before beginning any marketing activity, you need goals to ensure you’re maximizing your effectiveness. But don’t just set goals, set  SMART goals that will align with your manufacturing marketing plan.