AyA’s state of the art manufacturing process combines the efficiencies of just-in-time manufacturing with the customization and quality of old-world craftsmanship. Rather than assembling from stock parts, every kitchen is made from scratch to the individual specifications of every customer. We call it mass customization – your kitchen, the way you want it for a great price. AyA Kitchens and Baths is proud to have earned the KCMA Certification Seal and Environmental Stewardship Program Certification. The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Certification program assures that cabinetry bearing the KCMA seal complies with the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSII).
Founded in 2000 with the vision of being a ‘game-changer’ AyA Kitchens and Baths has become Canada’s foremost manufacturer of high quality, frameless cabinetry. By combining old world craftsmanship and attention to detail with high tech manufacturing processes AyA offers innovative quality cabinetry at competitive manufacturer direct prices to clients across North America.
AyA (i'ya) means Design and good design starts from the ground up. AyA has designed and continues to refine one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly cabinet manufacturing facilities in North America.
All AyA’s cabinets are dowel constructed for a strong, sturdy and perfectly square cabinet, every time. Aya’s just-in-time manufacturing philosophy allows us to offer fully integrated veneer finished ends and colour matched edge banding on the face of every cabinet. The result: seamless colour, inside and out. It also means real choice – white or maple interiors and no-added urea formaldehyde particle board or plywood options.
AyA manufactures all of its wood doors in-house to ensure the highest possible quality standards. Premium oak, maple and cherry components are assembled into over 30 different door styles, from the very traditional to ultra contemporary. With a capacity of over 1000 doors per day, and thousands of door style, species, colour and size combinations, AyA has fused fine craftsmanship with the best of modern manufacturing.
This is where is all comes together. For the first time in the process, a kitchen is considered as its own independent entity. The hundreds of parts and pieces that go into making a kitchen unite here in AyA’s assembly department. Doors are drilled for hardware, drawer boxes and cabinets assembled and doors hung. Final adjustments and quality inspection ensure that only the highest level of quality leaves our factory.
AyA’s sophisticated on line finishing system ensures the highest level of consistency in the application of our finishes while radically reducing waste. Only low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) finishes are used by AyA to ensure a healthy work and home environment. AyA’s exclusive UV cured water-based top coat further eliminates emissions and results in a more resilient finish that is less prone to fading and discolouring. Exquisite hand finishes round out the broad selection of finishes offered by AyA.
The final step of AyA’s assembly process in that every cabinet is packaged to prevent shipping damage and then receives a completion sticker detailing the product, customer information and date of assembly. The barcoding of this sticker allows the finished product to be scanned out of production and onto the delivery trucks to allow for seamless logistics and delivery to our customer’s job sites across North America.
AyA Kitchens is Canada's leading manufacturer of high quality, frameless cabinetry. Founded in 2000, AyA has grown to become one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly cabinet manufacturing companies in North America. Get a behind the scenes look at what goes into making an AyA Kitchen.
The quality of our product come from design. Good design is not only the look, feel and style of the final product but also the design of the processes which enable it.
Our commitment to quality made us one of the first in our industry to become third party certified by the Woodmark Quality System - the first quality management specifically designed for the wood products manufacturing industry. This certification reviews all materials and standard operating procedures and is audited yearly to ensure quality standards are being met. As a valued client at AyA Kitchens, you can trust our knowledgeable team of experts to consistently anticipate your needs & follow through with attention to detail to fulfill your dreams.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Certification Program assures the specifier or user of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities that the cabinet bearing the blue and white seal complies with the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and sponsored by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA).
The KCMA Certification Program is open to all cabinet manufacturers. Manufacturers may certify one, several, or all of their cabinet lines. Because of this option, only those lines certified are listed in the annual KCMA Directory of Certified Cabinet Manufacturers.
AyA has developed its own, proprietary manufacturing software to maximize control over all parts of the manufacturing process. AyA's ability to track and analyze manufacturing defects is just one of the ways that this enables a culture truly dedicated to continuous improvement and a consistently high quality final product.
Work-in-process quality is checked at strategic points throughout the manufacturing cycle rather than merely a final check of a ready-to-go product. When non-conformance is discovered earlier in the cycle, reworks can be integrated into the manufacturing cycle without causing delays or incomplete shipments.
There can be no quality without completeness and on-time delivery. With this mantra in mind, AyA strives to ship complete kitchens each and every time, on time. In an industry plagued by backorders and shipping delays, this is an audacious undertaking, so how do we do?
Since 2008, AyA has been consistently at or under our target of 0.5% backorders per cabinets shipped with some weeks averaging less that 0.05% with on-time deliveries.
As pioneers of mass customization, AyA's state-of-the-art cabinet manufacturing facility enables us to produce the range of product and attention to detail demanded by the finest builders and designers while offering the quality and savings that result from producing on a mass scale for customers across North America
Our ability to tailor make each and every customer's order, combined with turnkey service, starting with superior in-house designers through to professional installation, means AyA provides an unsurpassed level of service to all of our customers.