Chinese furniture producer signs license agreement with Välinge for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology

Viken, Sweden -

Välinge has signed a license agreement with the Chinese furniture producer Jiangsu Aofan Furniture Co., Ltd. The agreement will enable the company to engage in high-volume production of furniture featuring Threespine®click furniture technology.

Since its foundation in 2014, the Chinese producer Aofan has established a network of more than 200 furniture franchise stores across China as well as its own brand for Nordic style furniture: E-JEYIK. The company’s furniture range is mainly made of solid wood such as oak, poplar, ash and other more exotic wood species.

By signing the license agreement with Välinge, Aofan will now start to produce furniture featuring Threespine®. One of the reasons to why Aofan decided to implement the technology was its suitability for high-speed production of multiple furniture parts.

“Threespine®has been industrialized for high-speed production and the technology can be implemented in various furniture parts. Feed-through processing is a perfect match for our high-volume production lines and the easy and fast assembly/dismantling features make it very convenient,” says Mr. Xiao Yuehua, Chairman of Jiangsu Aofan Furniture Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Aofan Furniture Co., Ltd. was founded by Mr. Xiao in 2014. In 2017, KUKA Furniture Stock Corporation Ltd. acquired a substantial part of Aofan and thereby started a strategic cooperation between the companies.

About Threespine®

Threespine® click furniture technology by Välinge enables furniture assembly in seconds without using any tools, screws, fasteners or other loose parts. Just click the furniture together for perfect, stable results every time.

Schematics of how Threespine® works. 1 )The panel is pushed in position. 2) The flexible plastic tongue is pushed into the tongue groove. 3) As the panel reaches its final position, the locking tongue snaps out into a wedge groove, emits a click sound and locks the panels.