Restricted access not a problem for Southern Drapes KF12

Restricted access not a problem for Southern Drapes KF12


Company Name: Southern Drapes

What do they do? Based in London, Southern Drapes are a company who specialise in bespoke handmade, fine, soft furnishings. With over three decades worth of experience, they are experts in this industry and have established themselves as market leaders in their field. With recognition amongst leading international, interior designers, they are certainly the place to go for bespoke soft furnishings. 

Where did they hear about Sagetech Machinery? Their initial enquiry came through researching panel saw machines on Google and coming across the Sagetech Machinery website. After browsing through the machines available on the website, they left an enquiry and began discussing their requirements with a member of the team.

Why did they decide to purchase a Vertical Panel Saw? Alongside the design and production of soft furnishings, Southern Drapes were also cutting MDF material to complete the finished product.  They were using a traditional Chopsaw which was no longer practical for the amount they were cutting and was very labor intensive.  They needed a saw that could speed up their production time and ensure accuracy. They opted for the KF12 which would guarantee the accuracy they needed whilst minimising waste from poor accuracy cuts.

How did they find the sales and installation process?  Southern Drapes felt that the whole process was seamless and that they couldn’t fault anything along the way. They dealt with Mark, who discussed their companies requirements and helped them to identify the KF12 as the most suitable machine for them.  Initially, there were concerns about ease of access when delivering the machine as they had very limited door access. The team weren’t fazed by this and found a solution to ensure the machine was able to be positioned within the workspace ready for installation and training. The Southern Drapes team left the final day of training feeling positive that they knew how to comfortably use the new machine but also how to maintain it and gain the most from it usage. 


How has a Vertical Saw benefitted them and their business? As Southern Drapes were using a Chopsaw previously, they have instantly seen an improvement in the accuracy of their cuts and the reduction in waste materials. The speed of working with the machine means that the production team are more efficient which has also had a positive impact on other areas of the business.