Groupe Beneteau: High-volume customized cutting

Groupe Beneteau: High-volume customized cutting
In 1910, a family-owned boatyard called Beneteau, built the first motorized sardine fishing boat. Today , with 15 brands under their belt, they cover everything from sailing to motor boating, from mono hulls to catamarans at 27 production sites worldwide with over 8,200 employees.
beneteau challengeCommitted to maximizing customer satisfaction Groupe Beneteau customizes diverse specifications such as layout, design and color. To do this efficiently, they need to have high productivity and reduced product development time without compromising consumers’ custom needs. In order to remain a leading global player in Europe’s competitive boating industry, Groupe Beneteau needed to find a way to improve their workflow, uptime and throughput for the cutting of fiberglass materials and the production of all boat hulls while still being able to offer high-performance products at a competitive cost.

Gerber Technology proposed installing GERBERcutter® Z1 single-ply automatic cutters. With the introduction of 6 of these cutters in Beneteau's central production plant, the company can cope with cutting a total of 40 different composite materials leading to, on average, 300 individual nesting processes per week. Their productivity has doubled and now they can produce a complete boat kit in less than a day.

For more information about Gerber automatic cutters click here for Single Ply Cutting and click here for Multi-Ply Cutting.

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