Do it the easy way!
Hettich wants to make work easier for cabinet makers and carpenters in every phase of a project and, to do this, offers practical online support from the initial idea, selecting products, ordering and planning to procuring material, realisation, assembly/installation and marketing.
The quickest way is to go directly through the Hettich website at www.hettich.com: this provides direct access to the full range of e-services that are available. And should any additional questions arise, the Hettich service team will be pleased to help you in person.
Using the right tools, cabinet makers and carpenters can make their processes much faster and more efficient. The Hettich website provides a simple overview of all the information and e-services that are available from Hettich and also lets you access them directly: in your own workshop, on the road or at the customer’s premises.
Anyone saving the most important documents locally on their smartphone or tablet PC always has their personal ”Hettich tool kit” at hand without the need for any data connection. The Hettich app provides a further working aid: it permits fast access to the contents of the online media library with catalogues, brochures, drawings or videos.
Useful tools for sales talks
The customer wants something exceptional? The Hettich Design Gallery offers plenty of ideas for unique furniture ideas you certainly won’t find at retailers. Parts lists and technical drawings are also provided as a matter of course. This means that any creative furniture concept can be turned into reality straight away. Or does the customer want to know whether his or her choice reflects to the latest trends? In terms of materials, surfaces, colours, shapes and functions, the Hettich Trend Report provides quick, well-founded answers with an overall picture of the current highlights from the leading design and furniture fairs.
Another key aspect for cabinet makers is the expert advice that is given on planning a kitchen: Hettich’s Intelligent Kitchens concept provides a wealth of practical tips on how to organise kitchens in the proper way for short walking distances, ergonomic workflows and carefully considered storage solutions. This expertise also lets tradespeople score in talks with their customers. All tools are available at www.hettich.com and can be used free of charge at any time.
Planning certainty – everything done in the right way
Customers expect modern furniture design in top quality workmanship from the cabinet maker. With Hettich, the very latest design trends can be turned into reality with the right fitting technology. Cabinet makers can use various tools for perfect planning: Hettich Plan provides an overview of the various basic cabinet body designs, lets you configure them in any chosen way and then suggests the optimum choice of fittings. Extensive information, such as wood parts lists, fitting lists, CAD drawings and CAD exports is then available for production.
The Hettich CAD tool delivers all products in digital form as 2D and 3D drawings – and does so in over 50 different formats. The automatic generation of production documents shortens production times and increases planning certainty. This way, every piece of furniture is planned with ease and precision, from matching up dimensions or the exact positioning of fittings right through to setting the drilling points. And the virtual collision tests too help to avoid potential planning errors as early as the design phase.
The right choice, easily ordered
Anyone no longer wanting to use a printed catalogue to place orders will also find all products and sources of information in the brand new Hettich eShop. This always provides the latest product information and services – needless to say, on mobile devices as well.
The search filters quickly take you to the right product. And with just a further click of the mouse, you also get assembly and installation instructions, videos or CAD drawings. Provided with all the information you need, you can now order the right product directly from the Hettich eShop or transfer your shopping basket to your own retailer’s online shop.
Realisation and installation – all done to perfection
Suitable for use on mobile devices, the Hettich Technical Assistant not only helps you with installing and adjusting Hettich products but also provides further small installation tools. The various installation steps, short video sequences and answers to frequently asked questions are directly available at the click of the mouse. This way, most things can be sorted out in next to no time.
Hettich fittings are very easy to install and adjust. Installation and assembly animations help to get it right from the very start. Easy to understand and language-free, they provide step-by-step guidance to a perfect result. The clips are available on the Hettich YouTube channel in the product play lists, in the media library at www.hettich.com and, of course, in the Hettich app.
Never miss a thing: Social Media
Anyone following Hettich’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn is always up to date on the latest Hettich products and other interesting topics. The classic Hettich hotline is available for technical questions and orders and the fittings specialist can also be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
The new generation Actro 5D drawer runner
Generously sized drawers and narrow reveals are the mark of today’s high-end furniture lines. This calls for high performing drawer runners which, even when heavily laden, reliably demonstrate strength and stamina: Hettich’s new Actro 5D runner for wooden drawers ensures perfectly aligned front panels with a look of absolute precision. Large, handleless fronts coalesce into one homogeneous surface on which the uninterrupted wood decor is left to unfurl its full visual impact.
Long life, incredible stability and outstanding running performance are characteristic of the new Actro 5D generation from Hettich. The sturdy runner system provides a load capacity of up to 70 kg and, when pulled open, keeps wooden drawers particularly level. Agreeable low opening forces as well as Actro 5D’s smooth, quiet running action give the user an added feel of luxurious convenience. Optimised synchronous control makes it possible: safely protected by the runner profile, it ensures a smooth movement cycle between the profiles and minimises running noise.
Top performance for large format furniture design
Additional convenient features also mean that Actro 5D significantly broadens creative flexibility for handleless furniture design: fitted with Push to open Silent, wooden drawers open with effortless ease in response to a mere tap on the front panel, leaving them to close again softly and silently. Thanks to effective multisynchronisation beyond cabinet body width, the system can also be used for extra wide front panels across two wooden drawers: a light press at any point on the XXL front reliably triggers the opening function every time.
Hettich has further solutions for out of the ordinary fitting situations in the kitchen or bathroom: a flexible adapter can be used for asymmetrically shaped drawers and, wherever a U bend is in the way, a bypass adapter guarantees full functionality from push to open Silent for the wooden drawer. Specifically for pull-out shelves, the Actro 5D also provides a retaining function that prevents the shelf from sliding back in unintentionally.
Front panel adjustment and handling easier than ever
The latest Actro 5D product generation has been consistently optimised for fast, straightforward installation and front panel adjustment. 5 way adjustment is tool-less and completely intuitive: the front panel can be adjusted vertically, laterally and in depth simply by touch and without detaching the drawer. The tilt and radial adjusters behind the drawer rear panel are easy to grip by undoing the drawer and pulling it forward a short distance on the runner.
Easily responding to customer wishes
With the Actro 5D generation, Hettich has made its successful platform system yet more accommodating: the Actro 5D’s cabinet body drilling pattern is identical to the one used by the new AvanTech YOU drawer platform. This now means it’s only one small step to the many design options provided by the innovative drawer system that fits on the Actro YOU (up to 40 kg / 70 kg) and Quadro YOU (up to 30 kg) runners. Particular advantage: these two runner systems can also be used under wooden drawers with identical dimensions whenever adjusting front panel height is all that’s necessary from a construction and design aspect. This means the versatile platforms from Hettich make it easy for industry and fabricators to secure a strong position in different furniture segments while matching value for money to whatever their customers want.
After working for almost 20 years in the operational side of the business, 13 of which as Chairman of the Management Board, Dr Hettich will in future focus on the strategic management of the Group and will act as a link between the shareholders and Management Board. As a majority shareholder, he will continue to represent the Hettich Group with respect to customers and the general public.
Jana Schönfeld (41) and Sascha Groß (46), both successful members of the previous Management Board, will manage Hettich Holding as equal partners.
Dr Andreas Hettich commented: ”Over the past few years we have consistently geared the Hettich Group towards profitable growth and established the organisational conditions required to do so. The entire Hettich team across the globe is working intensively on moving the organisation forwards to increase autonomy as a result of new collaborative approaches. I am delighted that the Group will be left in such good hands, and will play an active role in pursuing this objective from my position on the Advisory Board. By working together, we will be well equipped to rise to future challenges.”