About usCustomer process

In 6 steps, from your idea to a product from our factory

Of course, we also have ‘off the shelf’ products, but we truly excel in tailored solutions. That is our strength.

At Nedal, we prefer to think in solutions that meet your aluminium needs. In 6 steps, we always provide perfect solutions. Allowing you to deliver excellent products.

1 - Introduction and idea

At Nedal we love the personal approach. This is why we believe in a general ‘getting acquainted’ session after our initial contact. During this session we will focus on your aluminium needs. What you require and where we can help. Nedal has years of experience in producing and executing products with a high added value. We achieve this through intense collaboration with our customers.

We will clarify the brief. Which applications will the product be used for and which requirements and conditions must to be met? This becomes our design objective. Based on this a statement of requirements will be created for the designs. This could include form, tolerances and strength, but also legislation and environmental requirements. Nedal is compliant with all laws and regulations for example for the automotive and public lighting sectors. In addition we are alert to any new developments, meaning your approach will always be based on the most current insights and techniques.

2 - Concept and feasibility

The next step is that a technical draughtsman will get started on the first concept proposal. All requirements will be incorporated at this stage. Depending on the project, the technical draughtsman may make one or more concept proposals. In addition, all necessary calculations specific to the applications and product requirements are carried out. The proposals are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team to determine the manufacturability of the designs. The team includes experts from every department involved. Depending on the team’s feedback, the proposal is adapted and the options are discussed with specialist vendors. We always involve our vendors at the early stages of product development to ensure optimum alignment between design and production. At the end of this step you will receive a quote from us.

3 - Design

Once a proposal has been selected and approval has been given on the quote, the selected proposal is developed further. All product specifications are documented in the technical production drawings. Finally, if necessary, a project team will be assembled at this stage to create a solid action plan for the execution phase. Obviously with clear agreements and a timeline that suits your needs.

4 - Prototype and review

Once the design, including all technical specifications and calculations, is complete and approved by you, we will start on the design of the mould. At Nedal we have several moulds in stock. For custom projects, and that is our specialty, we have diferent  specialist vendors to develop a mould. Once the mould has been delivered to Nedal, we will start a trial run (trial pressing). The result of this trial run is extensively tested against the quality requirements and your wishes. Based on our findings we will optimise the prototype. We continue to do so until the product meets all quality criteria as agreed.

 

5 - Series production

Next, we start the manufacturing of a series. If needed, completed with mechanical processing and surface treatments. Although we are capable of carrying out many processes in our own factory, for some post-processing steps we will collaborate with one of our specialist suppliers. All production series are continuously inspected for quality and the requirements provided in the design phase. In this manner we are able to guarantee the quality of our final product. At Nedal we highly value safety. All necessary safety measures have been implemented in our factory and our employees stringently adhere to them. Nedal holds the Lloyds safety certificate: OHSAS18001.

6 - Packaging and delivery

As we deliver a large range of products we have adapted our packaging accordingly. At Nedal packaging material and the methods for packaging are always in line with your requirements and wishes. We have specially developed wooden chests for all high-end products to prevent damage during transportation. Off course is a customized packaging one of our possibility’s. Naturally, all our packaging material is also compliant to laws and regulations.

We can prepare products for transportation or deliver the products to the required destination. Anywhere in the world. In our factory we have a separate climate controlled space where we can temporarily store your products. We will cater transportation to the product and the journey it needs to take. All products are delivered with the required (export) documentation In addition, we follow all required safety procedures for the packaging and transportation of our products.