Pioneer of robot-made cabinets to speak at SIBO 2022
May 17, 2022 | 10:38 am CDT

Bastien Larouche, with his KUKA robot, will deliver a keynote presentation at SIBO 2022.

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DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec – Bastien Larouche, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his company Roboistic RMC (Robot-made Cabinets), will deliver a keynote presentation at Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO).

Larouche, an MBA and former plant manager of Teknion office furniture, launched Roboistic in 2012 as a one-man, one-robot operation to produce RTA cabinets. Development of the lights-out factory in Saint-Apollinaire was supported by Automatech Robotik and CNC Automation. 

An entrepreneur by nature, Larouche’s presentation will delve into the key challenges he has overcome, as well as some of the important benefits his enterprise has achieved via implementing robotic automation.

Larouche will also provide an overview of the hands-free, fully-automated line that consists of a Kuka robot, Thermwood CNC nesting router, Favrol edgebander, and Omal drill and dowel inserting machine.

Roboistic mainly sells its cabinets to cabinet shops and developers of large housing projects. The company’s products can be found throughout Canada and even the United States.

Larouche was the cover story of the February 2013 issue of Wood & Wood Products, which included a case study of the Roboistic concept and its operations. Later that same year, the publication honored Larouche as a Wood Industry Market Leader.

SIBO 2022 will take place Oct. 27-29 at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville. The three-day exhibition will feature a full complement of industrial woodworking machinery and supplies as well as free educational programming right on the show floor. 

Learn more about SIBO 2022. Attendee registration will open soon.

SIBO 2022 Registration

About Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO)
SIBO, historically the most important event for Quebec’s secondary wood products industry, provides an exclusive opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, tooling, software, cabinet hardware, lumber and board products, and much more to connect with manufacturers representing Quebec’s $8.2 billion wood products economy.

For exhibit space and sponsorship inquiries, contact Rob Roszell at rob.roszell@woodworkingnetwork.com or Harry Urban at harry.urban@woodworkingnetwork.com.

View SIBO 2022 exhibitors prospectus.

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.