Save on fittings and assembly tools
Save on labour, packaging and transport
Reduce after-sales complaints
Shorter user manuals
Quicker, stress-free assembly
Less errors in assembly
Improved end products
In RTA furniture industry, consumer satisfaction begins with fittings, and can quickly end with them, too. Studying how our products serve their end consumers – furniture manufacturers and individuals or installers assembling RTA furniture at home – is at the core of our R&D. We have a deep understanding of what can go wrong, and more importantly: how to overcome it. We found a way to easily evaluate how a fitting optimises furniture assembly with the Consumer Assembly Friendliness (CAF) score.
We came up with an easy way to calculate the Consumer Assembly Friendliness (CAF) score of any furniture fittings. Simply add the total quantity of parts required to assemble a cabinet and the number of actions it takes to assemble it, and multiply it with the number of types of parts.
The lower the result, the friendlier the home assembly of a cabinet will be.
CAF in Action
Titus Quickloc is the most user friendly fitting on the market. As such, it is a great example of a fitting with an excellent CAF score. Watch the video to see the significant difference a consumer friendly fitting can make in furniture assembly.
Streamline the Assembly Process
Fittings that have passed our CAF test optimize the home assembly process.
Assembly with standard fittings
Assembly with CAF certified fittings
Too many parts and fittings
|Too many types of parts||Fewer types of parts|
Many actions to assemble
|Fewer actions to assemble|
|Easy assembly instructions|
Talk to our Experts
Watch Titus UK's Phil Beddoe explain key benefits of the CAF concept for furniture producers. Would you like to speak to someone on our team how our products could help improve your furniture? Fill in your contact information and our colleagues will be in touch with you shortly. Feel free also to request free samples of our products!
Our CAF Stars
A range of low-cost one-piece fittings for face boring, efficient in high volume home assembly applications.The Quickloc™ one-piece fitting with expando is the most user-friendly fitting on the market.
Quickfit TL5 Dowel
A comprehensive range of cam and dowel connecting fittings for all cabinet applications.
Quickfit TL2 Dowel
The Quickfit TL dowels are the most consumer friendly fitting on the market and the only ones that allow for factory pre-insertion. They ensure optimal performance and perfect joint, even with inaccurate drillings.
Our complete family of Quickfit dowels can be inserted manually, using only finger pressure. They are available in diameters of 5mm, 8mm and 10mm, and lengths of 24mm and 34mm.
Quickfit Expando Dowel
System 6 Quickfit Expando is specifically designed for insertion and assembly on site. Because no edge boring is required, it is an excellent choice for manufacturing environments with limited drilling capacity.
Download CAF Leaflet
For examples, comparative CAF scores of our products and more please download our leaflet.