Founded in 2013, Akaal started as a labour-only sub-contractor specialising in carpentry and joinery, progressing into suppling and fitting fire door sets. The company has continued to rapidly grow and after acquiring the relevant accreditations it now manufactures high-end staircases, fire door sets, kitchens, bedrooms and living areas.
Akaal’s dream of becoming a one-stop solution offering a high quality service from initial design consultation through to final installation has recently become a reality, with its purchase of seven Felder woodworking machines. This gives the company the ability to manufacture everything itself to the highest quality.
Director Harjender Batchu says: “We wanted to bring everything in house, so that our customers would have one point of contact and we could guarantee the quality of product and service they would be receiving.”
In January, the company bought a tempora 60.12 e-motion edgebander, a profit H500 5-axes CNC machining centre, a finish 1302 wide belt sander and a heated veneer press from the Format-4 range alongside a F 900 Z spindle moulder, a K 700 S sliding table saw and an AD 951 planer-thicknesser from the Felder range.
Harjender continues: “Felder’s approach was perfect – their team took the time to understand our business and take us to see workshops with the machines that we would need. They were also able to sort out extraction, compressed air and site layouts. In short, Felder are the one-stop solution that doesn’t stop after you purchase their machines with training and servicing all matching the high standard provided before we purchased the machines.”
The tempora 60.12 e-motion is the premium edgebander offered by Felder. With three spaces for finishing units and a 10.4in colour touch screen control, panel edgebanding has never been easier.
Workshop manager Yashpal Batchu says: “We wanted the best finish we could achieve for our products and with the tempora 60.12 edgebander that is exactly what we got! The fine adjustments that can be made from the touch screen and the ability to store previous settings means we get a fast and reliable finish every time.”