Manufacturing

Manufacturing

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Unlike most of our competitors, we mainly use sheet steel technology to build our structural components and frames. All of that steelwork is flawlessly done by computer-assisted tooling. All parts fit to extreme size tolerances and are completely powder-coated on all surfaces to provide an impeccable and lasting finish.

The technology we use is the same as is used for industrial mass production, but we adapt it to short production runs. This is a unique way to provide a quality and fit that exceeds what could be obtained by cutting and assembling aluminum extrusions or steel tubing frames by hand.

For glazing, we use the very same process of total computer-assisted manufacturing, but our glass panel size tolerances are much higher than those of regular glass industry work and surpass by far the industry’s ASTM standards.

Once all components, metal work, glasswork, and millwork are manufactured, we pre-assemble all of the parts in our workshop and finally add complementary fixtures and accessories, such as lighting or special shelving systems. Each display case is then tested before being certified for compliance and quality.

This process ensures the display cases are shipped with no errors or defects. None.

« Working for Zone allows me to continually improve my skill set. »

Nicolas Thompson
Technician, Zone Display Cases, QC