TRIMIT Furniture is a standard solution for the furniture industry, and many of the TRIMIT Furniture standard functions VELA use in their production of their design furniture called VERMUND. VERMUND is named after the company's founder. VELA has been marketing VERMUND for the past 6 years, and furniture retailers in several countries now sell VELA's designer chairs.
TRIMIT Furnitures standard solution also handles many of VELA's daily tasks within electric wheelchairs, but there are several factors in the healthcare area where CORNATOR has had to help VELA.
Bent Møller, supply chain manager at VELA in Aalborg explains: I think we are the only CORNATOR customer who deal with medically approved products,” says Bent Møller. “It places other demands on us. We have made a lot of special solutions. It is historically conditioned because there are requirements through EU, and it demands changes in our IT system.
Some of it is about marking products, ID numbers, CE approvals and tracking of parts and configurations, and the requirements from both customers and authorities are constantly changing. Over the years, CORNATOR has therefore helped to solve several specific problems for VELA.
Right now, we are being challenged on the extra things that customers are asking for.
Our customers have great power. They dictate how it should be if they want a chair. For example, if the customer does not want to see the configuration in their order confirmations but instead wants to see the item numbers on the individual parts, then it does not harmonize with the configurator. Then it’s a solution we have to make.
That kind of thing is something we’ve had a really good collaboration with CORNATOR about!