Central Joinery – July 2012

Central Joinery – July 2012

Central Joinery (Auckland, New Zealand)

“We currently employ 40 staff, which probably makes us one of the top five shop fitters in Auckland. Work varies from commercial to residential including high end kitchens to high end fit outs and commercial. We have outgrown our current three premises of 4,500 m2 and are building a new factory of 6,500 m2. One advancement we made in our business, three years ago, was replacing our time and job card system, in which factory staff manually filled out their times on jobs, with second hand PCs on the factory floor and Empower time tracking software. This system gives us tracking and reporting from the factory floor in real time, the benefits of which are significant..

Q: Empower Software was approximately a $20,000 all up investment for Central – would full payback have occurred in a number of months? A: Yes. From a financial return on investment perspective, investing in Empower was a no brainer…

Q: With good staff and any staff who maybe ‘dragging the chain’ at times, does Empower Software allow you to pay bonus or higher wages to those who deserve it? A: Yes. Empower Software reporting has the accuracy of actual times recorded on jobs to allow us to pay bonus to staff who meet the budgeted times. This incentive works well for our staff and jointly works well for Central Joinery. Empower Software will be…” 

Shaun Simpson, Managing Director