A new furniture factory “Inno Line” was officially opened in the Klaipėda district, in the SBA Industrial Innovation Valley, near the Vilnius-Klaipėda highway. It is the most robotized factory of the furniture industry in the Baltic States: here 35 robots are already working.
The building of the new factory was built next to the logistics center “Innovo logistika”. The Inno Line furniture production complex was built in 9 months, its area is equal to 7 football fields. 35 robots, 15 automated quality control systems, the fastest devices on the market have been installed in the factory.
Robots are going to fulfill the hardest tasks: feeding of chipboards and furniture components to the lines, as well as their removal from them, transportation of manufactured products and other operations. Some solutions have been applied for the first time: for example, factory employs robots to work in the packaging line. This position is completely new to robots, they work inline with humans.
This enormous capacity let produce 3 products per minute, or 5,000 wardrobes in 2 days. Almost all production is exported, mainly to Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and other European countries. The factory will reach the maximum scale of production next year, and sales are expected to exceed 150 million euros. Inno Line CEO Rolandas Baltuonis emphasizes that the implementation of such a project would not be possible without the trust and support of IKEA. The Swedish furniture and home goods trade giant buys majority of the production.
The company currently employs more than 600 people. Another dozen of new robots are planned to be installed in the factory next year.