Hun­deg­ger – a mas­sive year in re­view

Australasian Timber - - BUSINESS PROFILE -

They say “time flies when you are hav­ing fun” and this year has cer­tainly flown by – but it’s not over yet!

Char­lie Hutch­ings, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and owner of Hun­deg­ger Aus­trala­sia Pty Ltd, has al­ways sup­ported the Ger­man Hun­deg­ger op­er­a­tion phi­los­o­phy “Our em­ploy­ees and our cus­tomers are the pil­lars of our com­pany” and con­sid­er­ing the longevity of some of the lo­cal staff and re­turn­ing cus­tomers who pur­chase the Hun­deg­ger ma­chin­ery, it is clearly work­ing.

The early days of the Hun­deg­ger K2 ma­chine, then the mul­ti­ple in­stal­la­tions of the suc­cess­ful it­er­a­tions of the Speed-Cut ma­chine range (cut­ting and pro­cess­ing), has been ex­panded with the high-speed TURBO-Drive and su­per flex­i­ble ROBOT-Drive ma­chines. They are all at the very heart of the tim­ber wall frame and truss man­u­fac­tur­ing process, with cut­ting, drilling, end pro­fil­ing, slots and other forms of mor­tise and tenon pro­files. These mul­ti­ple pro­cesses on a sin­gle work­piece are all be­ing per­formed in one place, at one time. Larger ma­chines like the Hun­deg­ger SPM-2 and the PBA for pro­cess­ing large com­pos­ite prod­ucts and CLT pan­els are also in­stalled and op­er­a­tional in Aus­tralia. So, what makes 2017 spe­cial?

Well, this year in Aus­tralia there have been 16 in­stal­la­tions to 14 cus­tomers who col­lec­tively own 30 Hun­deg­ger ma­chines. It is clear to see that many of the cus­tomers are re­turn­ing for their sec­ond, third or in one case - fifth ma­chine.

Matt Arm­strong from Aus­tralian Tim­ber &Trusses Pty Ltd in Nerang, Queens­land, says “the ad­di­tion of inkjet print­ing, the speed of the ma­chine and the built-in op­ti­mi­sa­tion and re­la­tion­ship with Hun­deg­ger made it an easy de­ci­sion to add the fifth Hun­deg­ger Speed-Cut to our op­er­a­tion”. That il­lus­trates the strength and im­por­tance of the re­la­tion­ship on both sides – pur­chaser and sup­plier, and is a clear in­di­ca­tor that what­ever Hun­deg­ger and their cus­tomers are do­ing – they are do­ing it right.

The first Hun­deg­ger PBA ma­chine for CLT panel pro­cess­ing in Aus­tralia was in­stalled mid-year for the largest CLT plant in the South­ern Hemi­sphere – Xlam, in Bar­nawartha, west of Wodonga and fur­ther, Xlam con­firmed another Hun­deg­ger PBA ma­chine is on or­der for their Nel­son site in New Zealand. These two Hun­deg­ger PBA CLT pro­cess­ing ma­chines are the first and sec­ond in­stalled in the South­ern Hemi­sphere and are con­sis­tent with the grow­ing ac­cep­tance and in fact de­mand for CLT build­ing prod­ucts.

In early 2017, Hun­deg­ger Aus­trala­sia moved to sig­nif­i­cantly larger premises, em­ployed ad­di­tional Tech­ni­cal staff and a Gen­eral Man­ager and with plans de­vel­op­ing for a train­ing and demon­stra­tion ma­chine, are well po­si­tioned to play a lead­ing role in the in­creas­ing move to­wards greener, more sus­tain­able build­ings - made of wood. Gov­ern­ment poli­cies for “Tim­ber First” and new build­ing codes for tim­ber struc­tures will see an in­creased fo­cus on taller tim­ber build­ings and Hun­deg­ger are em­mi­nently well equipped to sup­port that shift. With a cus­tomer pedi­gree the envy of many other sup­pli­ers, and a sales and tech­ni­cal pres­ence that ex­tends across Aus­trala­sia, 2018 is al­ready look­ing like an ex­cit­ing year.

For tim­ber frame and large car­pen­try style com­po­nents, the K2i can per­form al­most any task.

Hun­deg­ger K2i pro­cess­ing a struc­tural panel. The K2i can ac­cept EWP and com­pos­ite pan­els up to 1250mm wide

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