Fitter friendly furniture assembly

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Fast furniture assembly matters at every stage. The consumer, manufacturer, and retailer all benefit from the ease of precision engineered furniture hardware.

Although a small detail, the hardware used can impact how a product is received. Fast-fit components increase productivity and the speed of assembly in factories. Easy home assembly improves customer satisfaction, brand loyalty, and repeat purchasing.

Reduce steps with fewer components

Traditionally, furniture fittings and connectors would come in their component parts. It could take up to 20 minutes to sort the parts before assembly can begin. The process is time-wasting and frustrating for the person tasked with doing it.
The simple answer is furniture hardware that arrives pre-assembled or already pre-inserted. Ready to use components save time, be this in the factory or at home for the customer.

Improve assembly with CAF

CAF (Consumer Assembly Friendliness) is a way to measure how easy it is to assemble a piece of furniture. The total number of parts (T) is added to the number of actions it takes to assemble (A). The result is multiplied by the number of types of parts (N). The equation looks like this: (T + A) N = CAF. A lower CAF score indicates a faster and easier assembly.

Increase the reputation of your brand

Customers favour fast and easy furniture assembly as they start enjoying the new furniture without loads of effort and added hassle. A satisfying, positive experience leads to return customers, fewer negative reviews, and increased sales.
But it’s not just ready to assemble furniture where ease is important…

Save time and money on factory assembly

Within factory production, ready to mount connectors and fittings cut out steps and save time. Fast and easy furniture assembly reduces costs and provides better value to furniture manufacturers and the retailers they supply.

Fast and easy furniture assembly provides a better all-round experience

Assembling furniture should be as satisfying as the product itself. A confusing assembly reflects poorly on the product, the manufacturer, and the retailer. Whereas components engineered for ease of use and simplicity add to the overall quality of a product.

Take the Titus T-type concealed hinge, for instance. It provides lifetime soft-close and is highly tolerant and adjustable, reinforcing the stability of the furniture. The hinge can arrive preassembled; ready to mount; in 1 or 2 parts rather than 6. It provides long-term reliability that takes just seconds to appreciate.

We hope the article has communicated the benefits of fast and easy furniture assembly at each level. If you’re a furniture manufacturer or retailer who would like to improve your CAF scores get in touch with Titus on 01977 682582 or email

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