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 9001:2015 international standard. Every item has its a 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 Cad models to ensure they meet all Customer requirements for even the most complex fabrications.

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

All new parts are fully inspected for compliance to Customer drawing and specifications, and submitted to Customer for approval with sample delivery.

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, the prestigious awards are given to just four recipients in Europe, including Nichol McKay.  


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