Tuesday, August 20, 2019
“It’s hard to believe
how much my company grow. I started with making small items from oak wood, and
right now we offer more than 100 products”, Richard says. “We care a lot to use every piece of the
wood. It’s totally possible not to create wooden waste, and that’s what we try
to do, and what I personally care the most about”, he adds.
Today, Richard's company produces a wide range of wood
products. Starting with constructions through arbours, playgrounds, haystack
buildings, fences, to furniture and home accessories. The owner says with a
pinch of salt that they can do anything out of wood and the impossible requires
only a little more time.
The reason for the success of the company is its ability to open
and focus on customer’s needs.
“The key to our
success is that we listen to our customers very carefully and always focus on their
needs. They come here with an idea. It’s our role to get as many details as
possible from them to create the product they imagined”, Mr. Wigink says.
Richard uses a traditional, but a slightly forgotten method
of natural wood conservation in his company.
“We do something that is called
wood watering. We put round wood into the water and leave it there for about a
year. Soaking in water removes sugar from the wood what makes it
insect-resistant and less likely to shrink and expand”, he explains.
When the logs are removed from the water, they are further
processed. Some of them are being transported to a sawmill and cut into beams
and boards of the required size.
The sawmill they had used so far became too low-performance,
so Richard asked Wood-Mizer for help in choosing the most suitable machine.
Wood-Mizer dealer investigated the company's needs and
presented an offer of machines that would meet their expectations. Therefore,
Richard and his team have chosen the WB2000 wide band high performance sawmill
with log loading deck, conveyor and a set of sorting and transfer tables.
“We are very happy
with our choice. The WB2000 can cut big and long logs very fast, it is also
very precise and easy to use. But what we love the most of that machine is that
we can make everything with it - any size of planks, beams in various
dimensions and always precisely dimensioned. It never fails us”, Richard
“The operator handles
the entire process of log loading, cutting and unloading of the finished
material remotely from the operator's cabin. He seats in a comfortable chair,
watch the whole process on the screen thanks to the cameras and manage it with
two joysticks. It's a great job indeed”, Richard is laughing.
With WB2000 on site, Richard's company's
productivity has been greatly improved and its performance has been maximized. “We
cut logs up to 95 cm diameter and about 10 m long. Right now we cut about 10-15 cubic meters of round wood per day, but I
feel that soon, as we get use to the machine - cause we only use it for couple
months and still learning - we will cut much more”, says Richard.
Mr. Wigink is very pleased with the choice of the
machine and the service and support he has received from Wood-Mizer. “They instated the machine and taught us how to use it. Right now, if we
have a question we can just call Wood-Mizer’s dealer, and he is always there
ready to help us”, he says.
“I think that
Wood-Mizer machines are the best solution for woodworking companies. The
quality is excellent and there is a lot of experience in the company. I trust
Wood-Mizer a lot”, Richard confirms.
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