The Corian Machines Enter Full Production as Concrete Sign-off Nears Completion
Over the past few months, the AnZa team has been working on the pre-production samples of the concrete and corian machines. The reason? Pre-production runs help us identify any final issues that can affect the visual appearance or inner workings of the machine. Earlier this month we shared a problem with the drip tray on the corian model. We are pleased to share that this has been corrected with a simple design change (see images). The change protects the wood from steam and reduces construction complexity—ultimately leading to a more durable solution that looks great!
So, our exciting news to share: the corian machine has now passed certification for ETL and CE (USA and rest of world), which means we have given the go ahead to start the full production run of corian today.
For the concrete machines, we are close to sign-off but not there yet. The pre-production run of the concrete machines highlighted an issue with the production process that caused water marks on the edges and unacceptable surface finish problems.
While many of the machines look great, the quality of the concrete shells is inconsistent on some of the models. The factory has requested additional time to troubleshoot the moulding process and try some new techniques, concrete mixes, and drying times. This is an unexpected delay that unfortunately affects the mass production phase and delivery dates of the concrete machines.
However, we are approaching completion. All other tasks to ready the machines for delivery are now complete, including writing instruction manuals, creating graphics for the delivery cartons, and stickers to differentiate between the four different cartons. We have also finalized the forwarding agent we will use for shipping. Not as exciting as your machines, we realize, but a very important part of the in preparing and expediting the machines for delivery!
Happy Holidays from the Anza Team!