SCM and Randek join forces within timber construction sector

SCM’s area xl, a CNC machining centre (Photo: SCM)

SCM and Swedish company Randek have sealed a global agreement for the worldwide supply of all-round, integrated solutions for timber construction, where the aim is to be a one-stop supplier for the complete timber construction process offering a range of solutions for beams, walls, timber frame, X-lam/cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels machining.

Randek specialises in offering automation solutions for customers within the prefabricated house manufacturing industry. The new partnership aims to further expand and strengthen the range of technological solutions already provided by both players across the globe and complementary to one another: SCM, for offering numeric control machining centres capable of processing different construction elements requested by today’s market; and Randek, for its technologies in the prefabricated house sector.

The partnership will also allow each company to be able to offer the other party’s products, making it possible an offering of integrated solutions, which otherwise would not have been feasible, except in the long term. It also intends to increase the range of their products and expand the solution competence, production capacity and level of specialisation of both companies.

“Our global partnership with Randek significantly and strategically expands our offer of products and services for timber construction, guaranteeing our customers access to a wide range of specific technological solutions dedicated to machining prefabricated walls with increased production efficiency and a better return on investment,” said Tommaso Martini, manager for timber construction business in SCM.

“An agreement with a global leading group like SCM, with sound industrial expertise and an extensive international distribution network, means we can further strengthen our presence on the most relevant markets, offering the customer an even more direct, widespread service,” said Ola Lindh, CEO of Randek.

Randek and SCM will develop and deliver equipment for one of the most advanced house factories for production of modules in wood and steel frame. The customer consulted Bosch Engineering and Production Services to perform a thorough analysis of potential suppliers.

“With over 60 years of experience as a worldwide engineering and manufacturing services provider and about 240 production specialists, we have a wide network and extensive market coverage. The decision to recommend our customer to choose Randek and SCM was based on their long experience in this kind of business and their high standardisation level. In addition, the visit at the suppliers’ premise was very impressive and has shown us that these are the right companies with the right spirit to fulfill the requirements and wishes of our customer,” said Markus Wörnle, senior project manager of Bosch Engineering and Production Services.