Quality standards, Policies and Accreditations

As a turnkey supplier, Nichol McKay can introduce products to a client’s supply chain at a very late stage. So we’re dedicated to delivering reliable products that are ‘right first time’. Quality assurance is a priority and meticulous engineering paramount.

Nichol McKay adheres to a rigorous quality management system that’s accredited to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard. Every item has its own route card to specify its individual quality control checkpoints. Certain products, like our  diesel tanks, frames and canopy generator sets, are 100% inspected. A  fully portable Stinger coordinate measuring arm enables in-depth analysis of even the most complex fabrications.

To ensure the highest standards from the outset, we invest heavily in new product introduction. Conducting a thorough process failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) at an early stage is fundamental to avoiding potential system, operator and manufacture fails. We use the latest Singlepoint APQP Manager software to aid our quality planning. 

All new parts are fully inspected for compliance to Customer drawing and specifications, and if required followed by a five-piece sample to prove consistency.

We continually develop our production facilities and our people, both to eliminate defects and to maximise efficiency at every stage of manufacture.

Our customers benefit directly from our robust approach to quality. In November 2012, NACCO presented us its Excellence in Performance award for Continuous Improvement. Judged on quality of product and on-time delivery, the prestigious title was awarded to just four recipients in Europe, including Nichol McKay.  


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