Machining and edge banding line for wooden kitchen cabinets

Nador, Morocco
Acquisition of a production line for kit furniture.
Investment Size
€ 270,000
Financial results
Payback period/ 5.04 years
Energy savings
40 MWh per year (34.1%)
CO2 savings
25.2 tCO2eq per year
Gain in energy efficiency. Reduction of GHG emissions. Reduction of wood scraps. Production increase.

Renovation project of the machining and edge banding line for wooden kitchen cabinets

INTER COCINA, is a Moroccan industrial SME specializing in the manufacture and distribution of kit furniture, created in 2010. Its product catalog includes: kitchen modules, kitchen doors, cupboards and kitchen accessories. The company has a major advantage by manufacturing kit furniture on site, while competitors import their products from abroad.

In order to develop the local market and position itself as a benchmark player on a national scale, Inter Cocina has decided to extend its current factory, in order to increase production capacity, and develop the delivery and internal recovery of waste raw materials (wood scraps).

The investment in the machine and edge banding line combines the calibration, the squaring of the panels and the plating of their edges, thus guaranteeing enhanced precision, speed and minimum bulk. It has been designed for all types of straight and post-formed panels and it is equipped with an automatic regulation according to the dimensions of the panels and an automatic adjustment of the speed of the loader. This new line will replace the old, dilapidated line dating from 2000. The economic, environmental and social benefits include reduction in wood waste at the loan line by 5%. The wood scraps are crushed and sold as a source of combustion for brickyards in the region.

The implementation of this project, financed by Banque Populaire, allows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25.2 T CO2eq per year compared to the baseline and to save around 40 MWh per year of electrical energy.

Green Value Chain(GVC) in Morocco is an EBRD credit line that provides financing to local partner financial institutions for the financing of green investments by SMEs operating in value chains. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korea Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD’s Special Shareholders Fund, the facility helps improve the competitiveness of SMEs and their value chains through highly efficient green investments.