At Secal Ltd our strategy is to work with customers in many industries including Automotive, Retail, Agricultural, Electronics, and Construction; in fact our customers span a wide and varied range of sectors. Whilst this spread insulates us from industry specific downturns, such as that seen in Oil and Gas in 2014, it leads to challenges requiring investment in process and training to meet the vast array of quality requirements and specifications.
From small POS display brackets to large automotive body panels, through to an array of agricultural machinery components Secal have the capability not only to manufacture heavy duty steel products, such as laser cut blanks up to 25mm thick and heavy gauge parallel flat channels, but also the finesse of handling precision sheet metal products in exotic materials such as polished stainless steel, aluminium, brass and copper. To ensure we meet the high quality required by our customers, Secal operates a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008. We treat these as a minimum standard and strive for excellence at all times. Our philosophy of continuous improvement ensures all aspects of quality are embraced throughout the company.
As the quality standards are so specific throughout each sector we are pleased to be an approved supplier to multiple tier one automotive components manufacturers as well as a tier one supplier to off-highway OEMs and many more. All Secal’s QA supervisors are at NVQ Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 or higher to ensure the correct level of training and understanding. We use Advanced Product Quality Planning techniques with associated quality tools (PPAP), the latest investment in QA is the Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm (CMM). These tools and processes help everyone to truly understand the quality requirements for each customer, each part, right down to each operation.
So, in summary, we have invested in ensuring we have robust processes and trained people so that whilst customer requirements can be diverse, the process of meeting those requirements stays the same.