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Machines don't breakdown... Yeah right!


Even top-of-the-line machinery can break down - we recently found this out when our Holzher edge-banding machine became inoperable.  When you're under the pump and at full capacity, the last thing you need is a machine breakdown.  In our case, the problem was compounded by a staff member in hospital and the management team heading to AWISA in Australia. 

However, with quick thinking and some re-prioritising, we were able to utilise the North Shore Holzher edge-bander machine.  This experience really highlighted that the fact that our business model works - having the same machinery in every franchise give us maximum flexibility.  That's a good thing for our business and for our customers.  Read more about what happened here.
Production Manager Brent Ellis and Simon Morton next to the glue changing unit (Lltronic and Glu Jet).
Photo credit:  Joiners Magazine March 2016

Reporting from AWISA

The AWISA (Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association) 2016 exhibition took place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 6th – 9th July.  A must-see event for everyone in the wood industry, we were privileged to have two members attending - Simon Morton (Cutshop Mt Wellington) and Andre Hofer (Cutshop NZ franchisor).

Apart from the 'rubbing of shoulders' networking opportunities and the fun of Melbourne city, Simon and Andre have shared their highlights of the event - here's a quick run-down, but read their full report over on the blog :
  • Machinery - so much machinery - but we rate the Holzher edgebander machine still the best option for Cutshop!
  • Software - solutions that provide end-to-end oversight are the best for turnaround time and performance insights.  B2B  software will become leaner and smarter.
  • Business models - the Cutshop concept is still unique and advanced.
  • Franchising - there is great opportunity for franchising in Australia.

Think it. Make it... Share it.

Coffee and Route 66!


We work with many cabinet makers across the Auckland region, on all sorts of interesting projects, like these stylish oak coffee shop bench seats, designed and crafted by Franz Kubesch.  And one of more unique cutting jobs was this Harley Davidson logo!

Extreme (Team) Building!

Go-Karting challenge


All Cutshop crew attended an Extreme Go-Karting event as part of our mid-year 'Christmas' celebrations. The crew from Cutshop Mt Wellington, North Shore and Hamilton were chosen at random to form seven teams of two members each. The teams battled it out over 80 laps with Team 2 (Simon and Andre W) winning over the fierce competition from 2nd place Karl & Jamie and 3rd Andre H & Brett (not in picture).

ACCESSIBLE

DIY

We think that anyone who wants to build something, should be able to. Our services make DIY cabinetry accessible to everyone.  Want a shelf or two?  No problem - do it yourself!  Draw a sketch of what you want, including measurements, and we'll programme and cut it for you.

 

CUTSHOP WAIKATO

We're getting close to opening the first Cutshop south of the Bombays.  In a couple of months, Keith and the team at Cutshop Waikato, based in Hamilton, will be cutting and edging for cabinet makers, designers and DIY'ers all over the Waikato region.

FRANCHISEE PROFILE

A Cutshop franchise would suit someone from a corporate or high level management background with a keen appreciation of marketing.  If you're ready to invest in yourself or are thinking about setting up a family business, Cutshop could be for you.  Done correctly, ROI can be achieved within two to three years.
Keep warm these winter days - take the opportunity to dream up some new DIY projects and contact us to make them a reality.

- Chip

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