Every year, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Slovenia holds a competition for innovations from local companies and offers awards for the best of these. This year, the Titus Group took home the Gold Award for the unique Quickfit TL5 'Full Metal Jacket' dowel, which is typically used in conjunction with the Titus FastFit automated insertion machine.
The combination of the Titus Quickfit dowel and the FastFit machine provides an efficient and cost-effective solution that gives high volume furniture manufacturers a significant competitive advantage and makes end-user furniture assembly at home easier, faster and more convenient.
The new, high-performance Quickfit TL5 'Full Metal Jacket' dowels with their steel expansion jackets exhibit exceptional pull resistance and provide optimum strength and performance in most types of wood materials. In addition, they often make it unnecessary to use additional wooden dowels to strengthen connections.
The unique design of TL5 dowels allows them to be factory pre-inserted into furniture panels, which significantly facilitates and accelerates the assembly of furniture at home.
For fast convenient pre-insertion, Titus Technologies has developed the FastFit machine. This reduces insertion time in the factory by 85 percent compared with conventional methods, while also enhancing the quality of the finished product and virtually eliminating the risk of errors.
The GZS National Award for Best Innovation is the highest recognition of innovative achievement for Slovenian companies. Tadej Gosak, CEO of the Titus Group, said: "The Titus Group is very aware of the importance of innovation and it is also one of the core values of our brand. Our guidelines for innovation in the field of furniture fittings are based on the Titus philosophy 'CAF - Consumer Assembly Friendliness', in which we are constantly looking for ways to simplify the assembly of home furniture. On this occasion, I would like to once again thank our team of innovators for their outstanding contributions and congratulate them on the Gold Award they received."