Anthony Mullan Furniture are an award winning, independent furniture company based in Berkshire, manufacturing kitchens, bedrooms and study room furnishings. As a family business established in 1999, they take pride in creating dream interiors, whilst delivering a stress-free, friendly and reliable experience. Having grown into a £2m business, Anthony Mullan Furniture are constantly expanding, recently investing in the Cefla Prima spray booth. —
Founder of the business, Tony Mullan states that the furniture company has a very “hands on approach”. He claims that “delivering a quality product that meets, and hopefully exceeds, the customer’s expectations is very important to us. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and services which is why we have invested in top quality automated woodworking and finishing machinery”.
Mullan expresses the huge stress on the business from last December, as the demand was high with customers wanting their kitchens finished by Christmas. “To cope with this demand we employed five trained sprayers who were working a 14 hour shift to try to get the work completed on time. As you can imagine, working such long hours had a negative impact on the standard of the sprayers’ work.”
“The quality of finish that we look for in our products was suffering and it was costing a fortune paying for all that skilled labour. That in turn put a huge amount of stress on me over the Christmas period, and I knew that this situation couldn’t be allowed to continue without dire consequences to the business”.
The immense pressure of this Christmas period kicked Mullan into thinking of investing in the Cefla Prima spray booth, a decision he had been deliberating and mulling over for quite a few years. He got in contact with Roger Wilks, who gave him all the available information about the machine, and arranging for him to go and see the Cefla in action at another business.
“Discussing the benefits with this company was music to my ears” states Mullan. “They explained how the Cefla was consistently producing a high quality finish, faster and with less labour. It was exactly what I was looking for, so without hesitation I placed an order for the machine”.
To see a selection of the furnishings produced by the machine visit the company website:
The Cefla does not need to be controlled by a qualified sprayer, which obviously reduced the cost of labour which Mullan had been so concerned about. By only hiring one qualified sprayer, every product is still finished to a superb standard, with no visible variance. Mullan stated that “the consistency of the output is fantastic”.
“The speed is another benefit. The machine eats up the work and because we are now using PU paint the drying time is dramatically reduced. This means our turnaround is a lot quicker and yet our consistency remains top notch”.
Mullan shows not only a great enthusiasm for the Cefla machine, but with the relationship it has built with Homag UK. The willingness to help that Homag UK offers is a huge plus for Mullan, their friendliness and professionalism making them a pleasure to work with.
Mullan finishes by saying, “The service engineers are particularly good. They are always very helpful and if they need to come out to sort an issue on the machines it is clear that their priority is to get the machine fixed and minimise downtime. They plainly know exactly what they are doing”.
Name: Tony Mullan
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Organization: Anthony Mullan Furniture
Address: Hornbuckle Farm, Drift Road, Maidenhead, SL6 3SU
Phone: 01628 632033
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