Canadian Timberframes (CTF), a manufacturer in the timber frame industry, has purchased Canada’s first Hundegger K2 Industry(i) 1300 machine, which the company says is the largest and most advanced such machine to come to Canada and will increase CTF’s timber size capacity by 500 percent. The K2 will enable the company to cut large-scale engineered wood products. The machine is scheduled for installation in Fall 2022.
“This expansion and the new machine is our commitment to our expanding industry and our industry partners. Combining both the most advanced K2i 1300 with an in-sequence 6-axis robot, this new machine allows us to meet the growing requirements of the mass timber industry, while simultaneously increasing our capacity to produce authentic timber frame products,” said Jeff Bowes, president, and owner of CTF. This announcement is accompanied by the news that CTF is increasing the size of its facility by 50 percent, adding 10,000 sq. ft. to their facility, to accommodate this machine and further optimize production.
The purchased CNC machine with a 6-axis robot is one of the most efficient and comprehensive solid wood processing machines for heavy timber and glulam in the mass timber industry. With over 34,000 sq ft of manufacturing capacity to come, this new machine enables them to run larger timber sections (18 x 51 x 70’), handle more complex & larger scale commercial projects in both timber & mass timber, and deliver results that align with CTF’s reputation of excellence.
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Twenty-two years after Canadian Timberframes brought Canada’s first Hundegger K2 machine to the country, they are once again innovating. “We congratulate Canadian Timberframes on the upcoming installation of the largest and most advanced K2i in Canada, and one of the largest & most advanced installations in North America,” said Hans Hundegger, founder and president of Hundegger.
“We are preparing for the future of this organization; our success has been built on quality products and services. This investment back into the company is not only for our clients but our employees. This investment allows CTF to remain competitive, strengthening our market position and offering world class Timber Frame products, while growing within the mass timber and tall wood construction industry” said Stephanie Bowes, vice-president of CTF.
“Canadian Timberframes promises extraordinary quality and professional service; it is our highest priority, focus, and my promise,” said Bowes. “As far as our customer service is concerned, construction will not affect our regular operations.”
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