Innovation Expo: Hӓfele Brings Function, Efficiency & Wow to AWFS 2021

  • Hӓfele-engineered solutions own the spotlight at AWFS 2021
  • The latest generation of Loox LED lighting slims down and brightens up
  • Hungry for an easier way? A little bite is all you need for efficient wood drawer assembly

“What’s a better way to do X?” “How do you easily accomplish Y?” “What’s the best LED lighting solution for project Z?” The answers to these questions – and many more – can be found with Hӓfele America Co. at the 2021 Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Supplies Fair (AWFS) being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center July 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s display will showcase solutions which are wholly-exclusive to Hӓfele and have been developed and engineered to take on popular industry pain points and frustrations. Simply put, these products will make your projects easier to plan, more efficient to accomplish and overall better for you and your customers.

“Our industry has always been about using innovation to make projects more efficiently, dynamically and long-lasting,” said Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co. “The products Häfele has to offer AWFS attendees will do all of these and much, much more. Also though, these are items you’ll only find with and from us.”

Faster ways to level cabinets. New, innovative ways to assemble drawer boxes or other furniture components. Functional hardware options which bring fluid motion and unrivaled performance to your projects. LED lighting which is smartly designed and planned, easy to control and even easier to install. Sliding door hardware which is so simple it’s brilliant. That’s exactly what will be featured with Häfele at AWFS booth #3647.

Select Häfele AWFS booth highlights include:

One piece: All you need

Leave the tools behind. There’s a quicker, more efficient way to assemble wooden drawers and it doesn’t get any easier than this. The all-new Häfele Ixconnect Claw Connector CC 8/5/30 is a one-piece connector which provides a secure, invisible connection between wood drawer panels as thin as a half inch. All that’s needed is a few standard drill holes (front: 8mm, side: 5mm) to plug the connector in. When the drawer side is raised, the claw connector bites into the front panel and compacts the chips to create a reliable connection. The result is a fast, discreet, secure connection and a tightly assembled drawer – without the need for additional tools.

Brighter. Better. Lighting without limits.

The essence of four generations: Hӓfele’s Loox5 LED Lighting System is smarter, brighter and easier to install in comparison to the system it replaces. The Loox5 system offers slimmer 8 mm and 5 mm ribbons, in addition to updated pucks and profiles, all which feature increased lighting quality and a guaranteed lifetime of 50,000 hours. Easier installation is possible with the plug-and-play ability of the Loox5 system. It features color-coded plug connectors which allows installers to quickly and safely connect and align all components. Using Hӓfele’s Connect Mesh system, users can switch between warm, cool, daylight and even RGB colors to achieve their desired lighting temperature/color. Lighting is controlled wirelessly through a Bluetooth-enabled device, remote control or wireless, wall-mounted switch.

A smooth operator

Effortless and elegant: The Hӓfele Exclusive Matrix Box Slim A Drawer System offers unparalleled style and superior performance in one sleek package. The Matrix Box Slim A is an advanced, thin wall drawer system with integrated soft close as well as optional push-to-open on an under mount drawer slide platform. Its streamlined design provides flawless operation for the user while tool-free assembly and convenient height and side adjustment makes the system an installer favorite as well. The Matrix Box Slim A drawer sides are available in three different heights and three finish options including white, gray and anthracite.

There’s an easier way. This.

Complete plinth leveling – in a matter of minutes. It’s entirely possible with the Hӓfele Axilo™ Plinth Adjusting Fitting System. Efficiency is the driving factor behind Axilo. Not only does it introduce an easier way to level cabinets, it also provides a more convenient method for installers. The adjusting tool acts as an arm extension which means there’s no longer a need to bend, crawl or stretch under cabinetry to reach the rear feet. The entire cabinet leveling process is made easier as the installer is able to view the level at all times – resulting in fast, convenient, trouble-free alignment from any angle. The tool can be operated by hand or via a cordless screwdriver, thanks to a ¼" bit holder. The special Axilo Adjustment Feet are available for plinth heights of 50 - 220 mm.

Want to learn more about Häfele and our offerings for the woodworking industry? Be sure to visit us in booth #3647 at the 2021 AWFS Fair.