KUKA HOME launches K-TRON mechanism division
KUKA HOME, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of upholstered furniture, has strengthened its vertically integrated business model with the launch of the K-TRON motion mechanism division.
Capable of producing one million units per year, the 150,000 square foot K-TRON factory is based near KUKA HOME’s global headquarters in Hangzhou, China, and will exclusively supply mechanisms for the KUKA motion upholstery line. HOME.
“Producing our own mechanisms creates a stronger vertically integrated structure that will have several benefits for retailers,” said Matt Harrison, president of KUKA HOME North America. “Benefits include faster lead times for our motion products, better quality control, since everything is handled by one company, and the ability to mitigate supplier price increases.”
“In 2019, our motion division invested heavily in research to start developing our own mechanisms. We started stamping mechanisms last year to improve the quality and competitiveness of KUKA HOME’s motion pads,” said Harrison. KUKA HOME offers one of the largest selections of stationary and movable upholstery products in the industry.
The name K-TRON is pronounced “Kaichuang” which translates to “innovate”.
Automated equipment in the mechanism factory helps improve production efficiency and increase manufacturing capacity, with 7 production lines producing more than 5,000 units per day. Smooth tilt mechanisms provide motion functionality for manual and power upholstery, including 6″ high leg mechanisms, full length metal rail mechanisms, and zero wall distance designs.
K-TRON Upholstery Mechanisms by KUKA HOME from Kuka Home North America on Vimeo.
KUKA HOME is a world leader in the design, development and production of stylish, high quality and value-priced upholstered furniture sold in over 120 countries. Founded in 1982, KUKA HOME has global headquarters in Hangzhou, China and the United States, as well as a showroom in High Point. The company’s highly efficient vertically integrated supply chain includes more than 10 global furniture factories, a mattress and mechanism factory, and production and design research centers in China, Vietnam, Milan and High Point. For more information, visit kukahome.com.
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