Implementing computer vision at Annabel Textiles

Annabel Textiles is a family business since 1970 and an international player that designs and weaves high-quality fabrics for industry, distributors and retail. Their products are exported to more than 50 countries.

In addition to producing fabrics themselves, they import fabric from Asia that they further distribute and finish. Their creative design department develops fabrics according to the latest trends. These are woven, tested and given a fire-retardant treatment.

A 28,000 m² production facility, including a weaving mill, and the open-minded professionals and experienced craftsmen who work there enables them to make our products a little better every day. Continuing to invest in high-tech machines, people and know-how is, therefore, their highest priority.

By daring to experiment with the latest techniques, they always succeed in producing top-quality textiles.

Short description

  • Annabel Textiles is a furniture fabric weaving mill
  • Annabel keeps investing in new machines, people and know-how to deliver a perfect product

What was the problem?

  • Due to their large collection of different designs in combination with the many colors, it is extremely time-consuming for their quality inspection to manually compare the fabrics with the mother samples.
  • Given the speed at which their designs and samples change, it is difficult to keep the salespeople always up-to-date on their range. They must also be able to show the fabric to a customer in a simple way. Now they have to take a heavy suitcase with all possible samples.

Work performed

  • Automate the quality inspection of the woven samples
  • Automate the digitalization of all-new samples for the sales team

Added value

  • Allowing operators to work more efficiently and faster through technological assistance such as automatic detection of the mother tongue or the visualization of automatically detected weaving errors
  • Reduce the number of returns to end customers through a more accurate and thorough check of the fabric for errors
  • Activation of operators and improving job content by automating highly repetitive tasks completely or extensively
  • Creating an interactive digital catalogue for the sales department and reducing warehouse costs
  • The customer will not only have many more options in choosing colors and patterns but will also be able to see it immediately on the basis of a 3D model

 

 

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