We are starting the new Year with preparations to attend FIMMA – Maderalia 2018.
The next edition of the biennial exhibition of materials and technology for the furniture, carpentry, decoration and equipment sector will take place at the Feria de Valencia from February 6 to 9, 2018.
We have responded to this event with the best possible expectations, having presented our Teolive module of Virtual Reality last year, and having fully consolidated this technology, adding new features such as the ability to grab objects for real in the 3D scene, visualize in real time our hands and see how they interact with any object.
As far as manufacturing is concerned, we will also present major new features, essential for those who want to monitor and control the status of their production in real time. To do this, we will present the new portfolio of orders and quotes, the portfolio of purchases and production, as well as the management of parcels and shipments, intended to realize a continuous circuit from the creation of the estimate to the delivery at the customer.
For those looking to improve their image and visibility on the net, we will present the module Teolive Showroom that allows to present dynamic 3D projects on the Web, with the ability to make changes by the user and access a form automatic contact; all in excellent visual quality.
Contact us to receive more information and attend the event as a guest.
For those who do not know yet Teowin or those who want to discover all our news, we will be happy to welcome you on our stand located N2-P7 – C64.
We are waiting for you, do not hesitate to ask all the news or details with our team on the stand!
Implementation and daily use of an ERP
The next logical step is the implantation phase, for which it is essential to define each stage, bearing in mind the importance of making a gradual transition to replace the existing tools (whether it is a replacement total or partial) or implement a solution on an empty field, with no ERP installed yet. The approach will not be the same according to the situations, with for each of them levers and constraints, but for all, with one and the same final purpose: improving the current situation.
In the case where one solution replaces another, the different phases of the implementation must be coordinated very precisely in order to avoid disturbing the production and thus to alleviate the inevitable repercussions caused by such a change. It may be necessary to perform a partial start-up, for example to complete a resource or a production line, by making the two systems co-exist during a given period. It is thus possible to distribute the flow in both systems, until the desired results are obtained. The objective is to succeed in maintaining the existing level of service before the implementation of the new system, and then to improve it with the tools put in place.
The other option is to achieve full integration right from the start. This mode of implementation is more suitable for small structures having a single production line or a manufacturing volume making it possible to easily absorb any initial errors. Logically, the larger the volumes , the greater the risk of error in case of adjustment problems or start-up errors, and therefore the greater the attention and the organization dedicated to the project.
If the solution is implemented within a factory that was running without ERP, or where there was no Manufacturing Executing System (MES), the implementation phase may be similar to the one detailed above: it is possible to carry out a partial or complete installation. But in this case, the risk of error is minor since one goes directly from a zero or near zero computerized system to an advanced computerized system. Although this may seem simpler at first glance, the difficulty lies in the fact that the company is not used to using a computer system, which can create disruptions.
In both situations, it is therefore necessary to take into account parameters that do not necessarily flow from source: here, the internal teams. Employees who are accustomed to working in a methodology and using certain tools may be reluctant to adopt a new solution, whether it is a substitution or a creation. Implementation of a new solution may be perceived as harmful or create competition between employees. It is imperative that this parameter be taken into account and that it is essential to prepare the teams for the implementation of the new system, to answer their questions and to involve them in the project, thus creating a climate of confidence. Training the teams is also crucial to ensure the success of the project. Another important point, irrespective of whether the teams have accepted the implementation of the new system, is to change work habits. There is nothing more difficult to modify than habits. What you have gone through as a company or production manager to make a decision and accept change will be experienced in the same way by the employees of your company, whatever their hierarchical level – and this also applies to the plant operators. The only difference is that these collaborators did not participate in the decision-making process and therefore did not choose this change a priori.
Once the system in place begins to show positive results and improvements are noted on a daily basis, doubts evaporate and change occurs naturally. It should be noted that any type of change requires at least 3 weeks of adaptation. For example, at home, when changing a place the light switch, it takes an average of 3 weeks to accept the idea of the change and integrate the final location. Once this period has passed, we do not even have to think where the switch is because the information has been acquired. This rule applies to any situation that requires a change. But of course, implementing a MES or an ERP in a factory is much more complex than changing a switch …
The goal of Simsa team is to make easier this transition by accompanying users and help defining the process-flow. If the initial phase of the analysis made it possible to define a roadmap, the objective of the implementation phase is to apply the theory.
In the implementation phase, two steps must be followed: firstly, training the teams who will have to be autonomous to configure the software according to the specific needs and thus to start the start-up phase. Then, once the software is ready for use, you must train the end users who will use the system on a daily basis.
To return to the first phase, a certain number of steps must be respected, starting with the constitution of the technical catalogue, in order to progress step by step until a complete circuit is obtained. For example, in TeoWin, as for the majority of furniture manufacturers, everything shares the furniture. We can say that TeoWin gives the power back to the technical office which will define the rules and characteristics of the product, so that the whole process is developed until the end of the loop.
The first circuit could go as far as connection to the machines and then start to set up the workshop and the workstations. Concerning machines, Simsa has a team of developers whose main task is to ensure a direct connection using the native language of the machine. We are now compatible with about 100 machines and we master the technology to create new connections if necessary, by interacting directly with the software of the machines (or with the machine supervisors). We are also able to develop connections with other software, for example when it comes to linking our ERP with the local accounting of a given country.
To transmit knowledge, we usually work remotely. We do not need to make permanent physical contact with the technicians responsible for integrating the data into the new system. Our philosophy is always to favor the transmission of knowledge so that our customers can evolve autonomously. Working remotely, however, requires us to conduct regular meetings or sometimes to move to the client, for example to validate certain key steps.
Then comes the test phase that takes place before start-up and ensures that everything is working properly. The tests are carried out by both the company and Simsa. This is one of the reasons why it seems essential to us to maintain a privileged relationship with our customers. Beyond selling an ERP, we are committed to offering a service of impeccable quality.
If the first phase is to implement our solution, with the help of experts in set-up, we must then train the end users who will make the software their daily work tool and for which it is therefore essential that the software works correctly. This is why we provide distance or, in some cases, face-to-face training.
Once the system is implemented, as the crisis phase of change is over and the situation begins to normalize, we move on to the follow-up phase. We then analyze the results of the ERP, make the necessary adjustments and identify any future improvements, relying on the potential of the new TeoWin system installed, until fully deploying all the functionalities defined with Simsa’ teams , at the beginning of the relationship and during the analysis phase.
With these few lines, we tried to reflect the reality that exists behind an ERP, and more generally, the need of the change. It all starts with an idea, an awareness or a dream. Making this dream come true demands work, involvement, motivation, but also knowing how to surround itself with the right partners. In this sense, the chosen solution must not only be specialized in the sector, in order to manage the multiple variables of the furniture, but it must also provide a high level of service. If the factory is assimilated to a human body, where each production line or zone would be a series of organs supporting a number of specific and complementary tasks, then the software would be the brain: an entity capable of orchestrating the whole, dividing tasks and preventing them from interfering with each other or coming into conflict, enjoying a global vision and assuming a role as a decision-making center. In other words, the ERP is the masterpiece of the factory, and the company.
Giving as much power to a single solution requires trusting the partner with whom we decide to work, and, as we have just seen, going through all the steps involved in an implementation, finally finding that the system works and that it significantly improves productivity, thus enabling the company that has made the bet of change to project itself into the future.
All this work is necessary for the implementation of an ERP. It is a collaborative work, which requires total empathy with the publisher of the software. That is why Simsa always gives priority to its customers and strives to establish a close working relationship with them, with personalized attention. In any case, before any new collaboration, it is customary to have a preliminary study or a presentation of TeoWin done by a Simsa collaborator, in order to express the specific needs and detail the nature of the project. Simsa always provides a preliminary estimate without obligation, in order to give an idea of the overall cost of the implementation of its ERP. In the same way, for very specific projects and tailor-made or whenever it will be necessary to adapt the software or develop new functionalities that will be added to the generic core, we recommend carrying out a preliminary study.
Any change begins with the expression of a need and an awareness. Changing means evolving and growing up. Bet on the change!
Teowin will be exhibiting at the 13 th edition of FITECMA, the trade fair for wood and furniture in Argentina, where we will present our latest innovations in terms of design, manufacture and virtual reality.
FITECMA is the reference event for the sector in Latin America, both in terms of the quality of the contacts obtained and the opportunities for trading; It is also the ideal meeting point to create new contacts with the players in the sector.
Contact us for more information and receive an invitation.
We are waiting for you at pavilion 4, stand 408. Come and see us!
So, how to properly choose an ERP?
First of all, it is important to note that we understand perfectly the situation you are in if you are thinking about changing ERPs or implementing an ERP for the first time. This is a situation experienced by many manufacturers who want to modernize their production methods and must choose a software solution to achieve this objective. A solution, on the other hand, whose implementation process is intangible, invisible and immaterial; How can we know in this case that we have made the right choice and that the solution is really optimal for our company? How to be 100% sure that the choice is the right one?
Apart from the cost per se of the solution, a number of additional costs have to be taken into account: a person dedicated to implementation, the time needed to successfully implement the solution, modify an existing method that works (until now and proof of the contrary) and also provide for the training of technicians to learn how to use a new tool. In addition to restructuring part or all of the company, this requires us to rethink the fundamentals and philosophy of the work and be ready to put in the hands of technology a program that will lead (in collaboration with the team Technical) an ensemble of machines, projects, and in general a chain of processes that serve as connectors between each stage of furniture production. A real headache, isn’t it?
Let’s be honest, it’s not just about a simple software purchase here, but a whole new step, almost as important as the day your company was founded.
All changes are difficult in nature, but the way to proactively confront them will make a difference and ensure a successful transition. In order to do this, a software must not only have a good interface, but also a good team, with a thorough knowledge of the processes of the sector and the furniture, serving as support and accompaniment throughout the transition and even after.
The goal is to get a kind of photograph of the company, to transfer it into the software, optimizing its processes and operations and seeking to improve the existing processes. More than ever it is necessary to have a specific ERP solution rather than generic.
If you choose this type of solution, you will really have made the right decision, but you will not know it until the software is operational in your plant. It is a reality. And yet, even if you are convinced that the program is good, the team is worthwhile and other manufacturers are already working with, you will not be guaranteed that the project is 100% successful only when you see it running with your own eyes in your society. We all have a bit of Saint Thomas in us. The question will always arise. Whether with TeoWin or any other software. And anyone who tells you otherwise would not be objective.
Of course, our mission is to reduce your doubts and concerns to the maximum and do everything possible to make the project work. We have a responsibility, but you also have to complete your part. It is necessary to properly allocate the resources to succeed, so it is above all a team effort between our two companies.
Every business is unique. The only thing they have in common is that they all make furniture; the rest is custom-made, like the proper furniture they make.
In this sense Simsa, with its TeoWin software, offers a complete solution for those who really want to manage all the tasks from a single application, or to link the solution to ancillary programs already in place (accounting or otherwise). With a solution of this kind, it will be possible to expand the possibilities, to get new markets and apply new methods that until now remained out of reach.
Our software has a structure that can be adapted to each reality, every sector of activity, including your own. The idea is ultimately to make the software almost invisible and only serves to optimize the whole and that all the cogs and machining of your company are well oiled and efficient. The goal is to save time, avoid mistakes so you can concentrate on what is most important: make furniture and sell, serve the customer and bring him quality furniture at the best price. This is the main objective of this project. We are aware of this, and we want to help you achieving this goal with brio.
So once you are aware that this technological transition will bring new perspectives that previously could not have been materially possible to implement, it is important in the initial study to make a diagnosis of the current situation in order to anticipate A future situation, taking into account its capabilities and functionalities to adapt its organization accordingly. In this sense, Simsa staff is trained to help you make this diagnosis. We are also in collaboration with consulting firms specialized in the diagnosis for furniture companies.
One of the great advantages of a software like TeoWin is its flexibility, that is, its ability to adapt to all types of furniture. We are talking about the ERP applied to furniture manufacturers, but it can also be specified that the solution applies to carpentry as well as large groups. The goal is that the company does not have to adapt to the software, but that the software can adapt to the company. In spite of this, the company must have in mind the line to follow, to know what it wants to achieve and on this basis, TeoWin ERP proposes several ways to arrive at the same result, according to the needs.
The product cycle integration can be total or partial; You can implement a full ERP, or only a part of the ERP; At the level of a production line or only in the workshop, for example. The interesting thing is that the software is malleable as to adapt to a part of the business or in its entirety.
It is also very important, when implementing an ERP, to have the possibility to adapt the software and to make some specific changes relative to each client. For this we have a team of developers that can make changes to fully coincide with your way of working. We have examples like the French group YOU Industrie, the Spanish Alvic Group, Top Form and many others who have requested this type of tailor-made programming.
The originality of Teowin ERP is its versatility, but also its unique interface that can be used by many players in the process chain, giving power to the design office/Technical office as a starting point for the circuit. Each project in Teowin begins with a prototype, and a technical catalog produced by the technical office, in a 3D catalog that includes all the rules of manufacture, materials, costs … and this same catalog will be used by stores or distributors to realize their 3D projects and send back the orders (without having access to confidential production information or costs of course), and thus allow the manufacturer to recover in the same format all the information necessary to manufacture, without typing it again, by directly communicating with the workshop and the machines, and at post-production stages.
As we mentioned above, the ultimate goal the furniture maker is to sell; to do this, we offer solutions to facilitate the sale, management and logistics of all activities arising from these sales. The idea as we have already said is that the software is as discreet and invisible as possible so that each step is naturally integrated into the process chain in a fluid way. The consequence is that you lose as little time as possible, until delivery to the final customer, while reducing the delivery times and avoiding as many errors as possible.
Our software has a number of tools that allow you to track the status of a customer order in real time. There are more than 15 or 20 states depending on the needs of each client. We have clients that have protocols requiring counter-validation or a set of control protocols to start manufacturing.
Once the order has been made, we offer a complete solution for the workshop management with touch screens for each operator station, whether cutting, drilling, assembling, etc. And a barcode or QR code for tracking parts from the beginning of the chain to packing and truck loading. Then we also manage the carrier part, the part related to the stock, with the locations of the materials in the stock and the occupancy rate, or the inventory.
TeoWin also manages defective parts or after-sales service so that they can be quickly reintegrated into the production line and provide a solution to the customer.
For monitoring purposes and to compare or improve actions and processes, Teowin makes available a number of statistics for sales, productivity and a comprehensive analysis of the business evolution.
To sum up, TeoWin ERP is equivalent to several software at the same time, integrated into a single solution, from the same interface and a common database, with permits and different types of users, enabling to encompass the entire product loop, from conception to delivery, through to sales and manufacturing.
When we think about ERP, we usually think about big factories. This is an erroneous perception because ERP can also be set up in a relatively small structure. We have companies with 20 or 30 people who have opted for ERP, precisely because it is essential in these times of competition in the markets, to optimize effectively the resources in order to control the situation at any moment and remain competitive.
On the other hand, because the needs of a large company with 500 to 1000 employees are not the same as a company of 20 or 30 people, Simsa offers two types of solutions: a complete ERP and a more simplified ERP. The first solution meets the needs of a furniture factory that generates volume and works against stock and orders, while the second one would adapt to the activity of carpentry, which is more inclined to carry out manufacturing orders against customer orders and with many tailor-made products. Don’t hesitate to contact our sales to receive all the information you need about each solution.
Once the solution has been chosen and an agreement has made between the 2 companies (manufacturer + software company), this brings us to a crucial step: the implementation.
The need of the change
For several decades and with the gradual rise of computer technology, many industries have optimized their resources through methods such as toyotism, and tools to apply these concepts, such as ERP. The furniture industry is no exception to the rule, although it took a little longer than other industries like the automotive industry to jump on the bandwagon. For several reasons: Because the furniture industry has many parameters and variables, and requires an efficient CAD/CAM to properly feed the ERP.
Moreover, this sector is halfway between traditional and industrial carpentry. Many actors have passed the other side over the last two decades, while others have chosen to continue with a traditional structure.
More than ever before, in the face of the competitive environment and the various economic crises that countries have been through recently, it is necessary to have optimized management to survive and aspire to evolve.
Shifting to a rationalized production system requires awareness and leads most of the time by choosing an appropriate IT solution and in accordance with the methodology of the company or the future methodology that will be adopted.
When switching to another ERP, or for a first implementation, it is important to take into account the big organizational change that this means.
Indeed, when one begins to evaluate this solution it is because it is necessary to distance oneself from what has been up to now, to detect the weaknesses and generally to make the conscious decision or not to opt for another system.
Conscious, when assuming that its current production system does not allow to cope with reality, manage orders nicely, for example, or that loses a lot of time or generates many errors with consequence of unnecessary costs. Either because there is an underlying problem in the organization, irrespective of the computer system already in place, or because there is a need for a tool to implement these protocols, the best way is to search a specific solution related to the furniture sector, to the detriment of a generic solution that will cost much more to adapt to the processes of the sector.
With a bespoke solution for the sector, specific for furniture and wood, we offer an interface designed to solve a large part of the daily tasks.
Of all the industries, furniture is one of the most delicate to deal with: the challenge of manufacturing products with a myriad of variables and with a relatively low final value in comparison is unique. We understand here the need to choose a very flexible tool to achieve this goal.
Ultimately, it is important to know that, rather than considering the acquisition of an ERP as a simple purchase of software, it is actually a very close collaboration between the manufacturer and the software provider. At Simsa, for example, we are aware of this, and that is why TeoWin ERP obeys these characteristics.
By making a diagnosis before the acquisition of the ERP, it is essential to analyze what is the real need, with a reflection to have on the 5, 10 or 15 years ahead, because this represents a long-term investment.
As we mentioned above, it is fundamental to rethink its organization. If, for example, until now the usual organization in the workshop consisted of using a certain number of papers to distribute the various tasks from the ordering department, following the integration of a TeoWin ERP, A fully integrated system that would make the complete cycle of furniture more fluid without losing its essence (we can still using papers if we are nostalgic): from its creation in technical office to delivery, through production, ordering 3D store or even the final customer from his home, choosing products from a web application. Everything from a single solution.
*PRACTICAL INFO: What is an ERP?
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), are information systems that integrate and manage most of the enterprises involved in production and distribution operations for goods or services.
ERP systems are comprehensive management systems for the enterprise. They are characterized by different modules that usually manage production, logistics, distribution, inventories, shipments, invoicing and accounting. However, planning for enterprise resources or ERP software can be used to control many activities such as sales, payments, production monitoring, inventory management, quality management and human resources.
The main objectives of ERP systems are:
• Optimization of processes in a company.
• Access to information.
• Ability to share information across all components of the organization.
• Elimination of unnecessary data and operations that increase flow.
The fundamental objective of the ERP is to provide customer support, rapid response times to their problems and efficient management information to enable timely decision making with a true and comprehensive view of the costs of exploitation.
For an ERP to be distinct from any other enterprise software, it must be modular, configurable and specialized:
• Modular. ERPs understand that a business is a set of departments that are interconnected by the information they share and is generated from its processes. An advantage of ERP, both economical and technical, is that the functionality is divided into modules that can be installed according to customer needs. Example: sales, materials, finance, inventory control, human resources, etc.
• Configurable. ERPs can be configured by custom programming. For example, to control inventory, it is possible that an enterprise needs to manage the batch partition, but that another company does not. The most advanced ERPs typically include fourth-generation programming tools for the rapid development of new processes.
• Specialized. A specialized ERP offers solutions in areas of great complexity and with a constantly evolving structure. These parties often constitute the real problem of companies, in addition to containing all other cross-cutting areas. Working with a specialized ERP is the logical step for companies that need real solutions to their day to day needs. A generic ERP offers only a small percentage of efficiency based on general responses that necessarily require functional extensions, with high cost.
A company that does not have an ERP system adapted to its needs will have many closed software applications, which cannot be customized, and are not optimized for the company. The technical design to realize prototypes or improve the product, customer follow-up from acceptance up to complete satisfaction, the correlation between the structure of products and materials in the real world with their representation in the software, modifications in engineering and examination products, and the improvement and need to develop alternative materials, etc. The advantage of having an ERP is that all this, and more, is integrated.
*Source: Extracts from Wikipedia Spanish version translated to English
Virtual reality is very trendy, and a priori will remain so
The use of technological tools that make it possible to recreate a reality has begun to become more and more present in the sector of interior design and manufacture of furniture. This booming trend is not accidental. It is true that virtual reality allows us to move to the place and atmosphere we desire or to bring us closer to something that does not yet exist. Bringing a future space into the immediate present. Act of magic? No, just technology.
At this level it is important to distinguish between two concepts: augmented reality and virtual reality. Ultimately, it is possible that these two technologies end up retrofitting respectively.
The difference between these two technologies is that the augmented reality presents reality as it is by adding virtual elements that are superimposed on it. The best known example is the famous video game Pokemon. Augmented reality primarily serves the sense of sight but does not isolate its user from the real world. It increases it, as the name indicates.
In contrast, virtual reality is a total visual immersion in an environment that allows it to move around and listen through a headphone sounds and feel with the joysticks of the objects through vibrations. All senses are activated to simulate a universe, completely cutting the user from the surrounding reality.
A logical evolution
Until then, photorealism in interior design made it possible to simulate reality without being obliged to recreate a space with its real furniture, decoration, and so on (and with the cost involved). The majority of the drawing softwares on the market now offer, for a number of years already, to draw a part from a 3D catalog of furniture, objects and textures, to make a realistic photo calculated from a single scene point of view. The quality of the photos has improved considerably over the years, until the image is almost perfect, simulating a reality and making it virtually impossible to distinguish between true and false in some cases.
However, as perfect as it is, this image does not allow visualizing the whole project at a glance. How do you see what’s on the other side of the stage? So far we have to calculate another photo, oriented from another point of view, with the loss of time that this implies. Added to this, we still lack an important element of reality: the fourth dimension; to be able to move in real time in the scene that has just been built from software.
To meet this need, Simsa has decided to innovate by offering a dynamic rendering that becomes a living picture within which one can freely move and observe or interact with the elements. The realism is provided by a set of textures of extreme quality (relief, reflections, definition) and by the possibility of seeing the room at all hours of the day with a time-lapse system and movement of the sunlight. The TeoLive module had just been created.
… and virtual reality in all this?
With this new graphical interface, which is sufficiently powerful to reproduce the reality without any limitations of movement (the technology used is based on the best video games) and thanks to the arrival of another technology on the verge of revolutionizing multimedia and our way of communicating or working, it was possible to create a tool that allows not only to see a dynamic Render but directly to be within it, thanks to the virtual reality devices (glasses / headset / joysticks).
This revolution is also likely to have an impact on the furniture sector, changing the way catalogs are sold or presented, and giving the possibility to view an unlimited number of showrooms or projects with changes in textures, patterns or colors, the opening/closing of elements such as drawers or taps without needing a very large space and without having to recalculate a new rendering each time. 10m2 is enough and it takes a few seconds to load a scene into the application.
Teolive VR allows you to move around the stage, opening up an infinite number of possibilities. Show customers how to adapt their space to their needs, whether the furniture is at the right height, whether the color combination is adequate, whether the layout of the elements in the room gives sufficient convenience to the future user of the kitchen … In summary, the new application of Simsa really allows to feel the space and to own it. One more step has been taken, bringing the consumer a little closer to its purchase, guaranteeing a design satisfaction close to a 100%. Only virtual reality makes this feat possible today.
Recreation of virtual spaces: atmospheres and experiences as key elements for the sale
You simply need a computer with the required specs and a virtual reality device to start enjoying this experience; The glasses connected to the computer as well as the motion and position sensors for delimiting the virtual space and thus preventing the user from shocking with elements of the real space by prior calibration of the useful space carried out in a few minutes; The joysticks in each hand vibrating whenever the user wishes to open an element of the scene; The salesman who will closely guide the customer through the control monitor he has from his PC. The experience can begin…
The experiment can be confusing as the simulation is perfect. The body accompanies every movement and every action and we forget that we are in another room for real to immerse ourselves totally in this new environment. At a glance, we realize that it is a virtual space, but we immediately correct the sensation and accept the rules of the game. We end up feeling inside a kitchen or a bathroom, one leans to look in the drawers, one activates the heating plates and one observes the water which begins to boil in the pan, one lights the hood to evacuate the water vapor. All the ambient sounds are reproduced faithfully with each action which brings more realism to the ensemble. You can modify the colors of the doors, the carcasses… The sea-sickness effect is never noticed because the body moves with the image, avoiding any disagreeable sensation. The experience is successful when the customer wants to put his handles on the worktop has in front of him and the seller must quickly take his hands to prevent them from falling to the ground.
The incredible versatility of this technology also allows its use for the technical office of a manufacturer who would like to test its pre-commercial prototypes, or prepare layouts for its stores and thus replicate the user experience upstream
The kitchen itself has also changed over the past few years. It is no longer a separate room that is hidden in the sight of the guests but which, on the contrary, shows itself under its most beautiful features and exposes itself, privileging more than ever the design and elegance. The kitchen and the living / dining room coexist in an open space, justifying the importance of having a good idea beforehand that will coincide as much as possible with the final rendering to facilitate the act of purchase. The consumer has become more demanding and better informed. It wishes to participate actively in the purchasing process. He will first design his project in the software through the intermediary of the salesman and he can then live his project from the inside, identify himself and in a way, accept it fully by appropriating it. This brings added value to the entire profession, whether interior designers, architects, resellers or manufacturers.
We are therefore in the presence of the showroom of the future. This is a first step because technology is changing. The short-term goal will be to improve the experience in terms of atmospheres, light and textures. Improvements will also come from technology and the marketplace. One could imagine that the vendor and the client find themselves together to draw the project directly from the virtual interface, or to be able to do it remotely, from home. These are assumptions. Whatever the direction of the market or the technology, Simsa will continue to support them and position themselves at the forefront of these with innovative and efficient tools for the furniture and interior design sector.
Teowin will be present at , SICI a show dedicated to the world of Kitchens and will be celebrated within the initiative of “Nos vemos en Valencia 2017” with Cevisama and Promat Espacio Cocinas – SICI answers to the specific needs of the Spanish kitchen sector as well as propose a showcase attractive enough to summon national and international actors of the sector (furniture, worktops, appliances, chairs and tables, software, household and horeca channel)
So we are pleased to invite you to the ESPACIO COCINA-SICI 2017, where we will present a preview of all Tewin novelties concerning design, manufacturing, technology and virtual reality.
The show is supported by the AMC kitchen sector.
Here is a link from which you can get free admission and access the pavilion without queuing.
We will be delighted to receive you on our Stand.
We are waiting for you on site at Pavilion N2-P6, Stand A 113. Ask for all the information you want from our sales representatives!
Simsa is pleased to announce a new collaboration, this time with the company Afilados Gaor, an officially recognised Teowin partner located in the Polvorista industrial estate in Murcia.
Now, anyone from the Murcia area who is interested in Teowin can go to this new point of sale.
Click here for more information on this and other points of sale.
Name Magna Expomueblera
Stand nº – D3231
Adress: Av . Conscripto Nº31 Lomas de Sotelo Miguel Hidalgo
City: Mexico D.F
Dates: 20th to 23rd of January 2016
Simsa will participate to the upcoming international tradefair MagnaExpoMueblera that will take place in México D.F. between 20th and 23rd of January, in order to present its products.
On one hand, we will show you detailed demos of Teowin softwares: ERP, Manufacturing and design. On the other hand, we will also display a preview of the upcoming version “Teowin 9.0” available in April 2016.
Some innovations will also be presented, such as Teoweb and TeoIpad, in which we find estimate module online (Teoweb Plus+), online 3D design (Teoweb Planner), a portal for your customers (Teoweb Site Service) and an ensemble of applications designed to enhance the marketing of furniture and accessories across mobile platforms.
Simsa and its distributors are iinviting you to visit them at their stand D3231 and to discover the latest technologies that have been developed for the sector.
At Simsa we are very pleased to have taken part in the 21st MAGNOEXPOMUEBLERA trade fair, which was held in Mexico D.F. from 21 to 25 January 2015.
The large number of people who came to talk to us, including clients and industry professionals interested in our solutions, has boosted our confidence to continue working in the same direction.
Furthermore, several companies that provide services to the industry (SCM Group, Felder and Asia Robótica) have contacted us about collaborating on the important step forward of introducing the furniture industry’s most cutting-edge technology into Mexico and Latin America.
We had in fact already paid several visits to Mexico, and we are pleased to see that the furniture industry is advancing with a firm step and that it increasingly focuses on the mechanisation, computerisation and automation of production processes. The Simsa team is very excited about being able to collaborate in some way in this step forward.
Finally, we would like to thank all our visitors for their time and interest. We will continue to be available to provide all the information and support they may need that we can offer.