Index Living Mall adopts robotic technology to boost production efficiency


Taking a step ahead in becoming a leading fully-integrated furniture maker and retailer and in line with Thai Industry 2020 national policy in moving towards Industry 4.0, Index Living Mall (ILM)’s Ekkarat Pattamasattayasondhi, deputy senior manager of Product Development department told that ILM has continuously determined to adopt new technologies in its production lines in order to increase overall production efficiency, faster process, higher precision, and cost reduction.    With the company’s mission to be a leading and international standard furniture retailer in Thailand and neighboring markets, ILM has invested over Baht 200 million by implementing the imported machines and state-of-the-art design and production software technologies from Homag Group, the global market leader of innovative technology in wooden-maker machines from Germany, in the company’s furniture production facilities.   It is viewed as the first furniture maker in Southeast Asia countries which has applied this innovative and straight-through production lines


It starts from softwares in designing, controlling, planning, using robots which are used to keep all database and customized orders and instructing wood cutters with fully automated barcode system to be fixed on each wood and integrated with MES Controller system to cut woods customized to size, tandem color, size of hole punching with top high speed system on automated and non-switch production lines.   This will triple production capacity per one shift leading to production time saving, international quality standard and overall cost reduction.