Founded in 1987, Perfix Inc. has earned a reputation as the industry
leader in the manufacturing of lockers and premium metal furniture
including; cabinet-towers, lateral and vertical files, bookcases, pedestals
and security storage units. At their Canadian factories in Boisbriand
and Montreal, Perfix’s 90 employees operate from 105,000 square feet
of combined manufacturing and assembly space.
To resolve production delays and reduce operating costs, AMADA
provided Perfix with an integrated blank-to-bend solution that includes
an EMK 3612 M2 Turret Punch Press paired with an automated material
handling/storage system, and three HDS 8025 NT Press Brakes. Perfix’s
President, Marc Tardif comments on AMADA’s solution. “The EMK 3612
M2 is so fast and productive, it allows us to decrease our in-house inventory
by 53% and respond quicker to our customers’ changing needs. We used to
offer only a few standard models of filing & storage cabinets. Now we
provide our customers with more than 2,000 unique models.”
AMADA’s blank-to-bend solution also enables Perfix to operate
more cost-effectively. Vice President, Guy Tardif, reflects on new levels
of efficiency and productivity. “The EMK 3612 M2 can process 60" x120"
sheets — reducing the quantity of steel used for a production contract and
avoiding waste of unused raw material. Perfix was able to replace 13 stand-
alone punch presses and increase speed, quality and versatility of production
with the EMK 3612 M2. We’ve also reallocated 5 employees to other value
added tasks within the plant.” Marc Tardif adds, “The speed
and repeatable precision of AMADA equipment continues to
bring new business opportunities to Perfix and has given us the
competitive edge needed to become the leader in our industry.”
The Perfix Solution.
“AMADA’s EMK 3612 M2
replaced 13 stand-alone
punch presses while pro-
viding increased speed,
quality and versatility.”
The EMK 3612 M2’s ability to perform high-speed punching, progressive forms, flanges and
embossing on a single machine reduces secondary operations and costs. To further enhance
versatility and productivity, an automated material handling system removes, sorts and stacks
parts eliminating the need for micro-joints. (Right) One of three HDS 8025 NT Press Brakes
that provide the ultra-high precision and extremely fast setup required to form Perfix’s
products — quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.
AMADA CANADA, LTD.
— Marc Tardif
Guy Tardif, Vice President (left) and Marc Tardif, President of Perfix Inc.
The material handling system can automatically load
a variety of material types and thicknesses via the
controller’s job scheduler — making it the ideal solution
for 24/7 production.
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885 Avenue Georges Cros,
Granby, Quebec, Canada J2J 1E8
Perfix now provides custom-made products with no minimum order required.