Modernisation of the production process for a Moroccan furniture manufacturer

Casablanca, Morocco
A one-sided edge bander and a front-loading panel saw
Investment Size
€ 121,000
Financial results
Payback period of 3.5 years
Energy savings
47.3 MWh / year (37%)
CO2 savings
27.06 t CO2eq/ year
Improved competitiveness/ Increase in quality/ Energy savings/ Reduction in the amount of waste

Acquisition of a HOMAG KAL 210 EDITION 2262 one-sided edge bander and HOLZMA HPP 510 front loading panel saw

Flexibois is a Moroccan SME created in 2005, specializing in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets and facades in a multitude of colors and dimensions.

The company has very specific and important energy needs directly related to the installations it provides. As part of the industrial value chain, FLEXIBOIS sources its raw materials (machines, wood) from foreign suppliers, and offers several half-finished products for the production of furniture for kitchens and bedrooms.

In order to better meet the needs of its national and international customers, FLEXIBOIS intends to install a new production line consisting of two machines: a single-sided edge bander HOMAG KAL 210 EDITION 2262 and a front-loading panel saw HOLZMA HPP 510. The total purchase price of the machines amounts to € 121,000. This project is submitted to Sogelease for lease financing through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Green Value Chain Facility.

The project aims to renew the company’s production process and increase production capacity while minimizing manufacturing time and energy consumption. The new machines are equipped with high-speed, high-efficiency electric motors, which reduce machine working time, save energy of up to 47.3 MWh / year and increase precision. Not only is this new machine efficient and energy saving, but it also offers other advantages such as: ease of use, safety and quality assurance and reduced waste.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.