Cefla Dental Group - Italy's leading dental equipment manufacturer
Since 1932, when it all started in Imola, CEFLA has grown into a corporate giant with interests in 4 business areas and activities on a global scale. From civil and industrial engineering to fittings and fixtures for modern retail outlets; finishing systems for painting wood and glass-based products to the dental division. Cefla Dental Group is the most recent of the 4 business units and the fastest growing division with an increasing brand portfolio, including names that are prominent not only on a European scale, but also on the global market.
Pioneering the lean approach
Cefla Dental Group's adoption of Lean Manufacturing methods in the late 90's has enabled the group to respond to market demands in the best possible fashion. Lean Manufacturing is applied with one main objective in mind; adding value for the customer through an attentive process of continuous improvement. With regard to manufacturing, product development, parts supply and customer relations, Lean Thinking, as a philosophy, focuses on reducing cost, eliminating waste and improving quality. In relation to production and across all activities covered by those involved in the manufacturing process, suppliers included, this methodology is designed to create value at each step in the chain while removing all obstacles and unnecessary waste. Primary objective is customer satisfaction obtained by providing the market with the right product at the right time and constantly adapting to demands thanks to a close understanding of the market itself and production methods which ensure reactive flexibility.
After 10 years applying the rigorous methods of Lean Manufacturing and after 2 international prizes in this area, production has more than doubled whereas the surface area has been halved. Cefla Dental Group is not only an example of technological efficiency within the medical equipment sector; the discipline of Lean Manufacturing has turned the company into one of the most avant-garde manufacturing realities in Italy today, regardless of the specific industrial sector.
Winning technology through constant investment in R&D
There is no better way to respond to dentists than invest in research and the development of products that are built to suit the needs expressed by the dental profession. Annually Cefla Dental Groups invests over 5% of turnover in Research & Development in order to investigate and exploit technologies and solutions that will shape the future of dentistry. Latest technologies are present inside the dental unit, but also throughout the entire production process. All critical areas such as micro-electronic components and printed boards, as well as precision optical instruments are designed and produced in-house. This reflects the priority Cefla Dental Group has given to all key aspects of the equipment. Total control over such aspects leads to quality standards that can boast close-to-zero defect levels.
Global reach, local service
In over eighty countries worldwide, Cefla Dental Group has successfully established its presence as a respected supplier of modern dental equipment. Specific market areas have made a natural selection between the brands for reasons linked to factors regarding ergonomics or for historical reasons. Cefla Dental Group continues to design equipment according to the real needs that are expressed by the profession across all five continents, but strives to find solutions which further improve the quality of the product whatever the customary operative style. The intention is to guide and serve a growing and demanding sector. The global sales and after-sales network is connected via web to the head offices ensuring up-to-date technical and commercial information at all times and enabling maximum levels of efficiency.
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