Certifications & Quality
Explore Nicro's Certifications hub, where our steadfast commitment to quality, environmental responsibility, and industry standards shines through. Our relentless pursuit of excellence has earned us prestigious certifications, a testament to our dedication to delivering top-tier products and services. This section unveils the foundational pillars supporting Nicro's esteemed reputation for quality and sustainability.
CQI-11 and CQI-12, developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), are quality standards that set the benchmark for the automotive industry. CQI-11 focuses on assessing the plating process, ensuring it aligns with industry standards for quality, durability, and environmental considerations. It covers critical aspects such as process control, defect prevention, and environmental impact. On the other hand, CQI-12 provides guidelines for assessing and managing coating systems to meet the rigorous quality and durability standards of the automotive sector. This standard encompasses process control, defect prevention, and environmental impact within coating processes.
CQI-11 & CQI-12
ISO 9001:2015, an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems, establishes criteria for a systematic approach to meet customer and regulatory requirements. Organizations certified with ISO 9001:2015 showcase a commitment to consistently delivering high-quality products and services while continually seeking improvement.
ISO 9001:2015 places a strong emphasis on maintaining consistency in processes. This commitment ensures that NICRO's products and services are not only of high quality but are also delivered reliably with each interaction.
The standard adopts a customer-centric approach, aiding NICRO in understanding and meeting customer needs. This focus enhances customer satisfaction and fosters enduring relationships with our partners.
Efficiency and Cost Reduction:
By enhancing processes and reducing errors, ISO 9001:2015 contributes to NICRO's operational efficiency, resulting in cost savings. These benefits are often passed on to our customers, providing added value.
The certification cultivates a culture of continual improvement at NICRO. Our commitment is to evolve, innovate, and stay at the forefront of industry advancements, ensuring we consistently enhance our services for the benefit of our partners.
Our steadfast commitment to quality converges harmoniously with our dedication to environmental sustainability, as exemplified by our ISO 14001 certification. This globally recognized standard for environmental management systems underscores our systematic approach to managing environmental responsibilities, reducing our ecological footprint, and promoting sustainable operations. It stands as a testament to our holistic commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship.
Our Sustainable Processes
At NICRO, we are dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact and fostering sustainability across all our operations. To achieve this, we've implemented several eco-friendly initiatives:
Residual Liquid Treatment Plant
We operate a state-of-the-art treatment facility for residual liquid waste generated in our processes. This advanced plant plays a pivotal role in responsible liquid waste management, preventing harmful substances from entering the environment and preserving our precious natural resources.
Residual Gas Purifier
Upholding environmental stewardship, we employ cutting-edge gas purification systems to effectively manage and purify residual gases produced during our manufacturing processes. This commitment ensures minimal emissions, aligning with our mission to reduce our ecological footprint.
Demonstrating our commitment to renewable energy, NICRO has strategically invested in solar panels deployed across all our facilities. These panels harness clean energy from the sun, reducing our dependence on conventional power sources and contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.
We proudly adhere to these certifications to ensure that our processes consistently meet the stringent requirements of our industry.
Quality is not just a goal; it's our standard.
Elevating Quality Through Advanced Laboratory Testing
Our commitment to quality goes beyond just meeting industry standards - we invest in the latest technologies and testing methodologies to ensure that our finishes are of the highest quality. Our state-of-the-art laboratories house a range of cutting-edge equipment and highly skilled experts, allowing us to rigorously assess the quality of our products. Some of the essential tests we perform include:
Our X-ray analysis capabilities enable meticulous inspection and verification of plated and coated finishes at a microscopic level. This non-destructive testing method is invaluable for defect identification, ensuring even coating distribution, and assessing the overall quality of our finishes.
Salt Spray Test:
Nicro's salt spray testing rigorously evaluates the corrosion resistance of our finishes. This test involves subjecting components to a controlled saltwater mist environment, simulating harsh conditions encountered in real-world scenarios. It provides valuable data about the durability and long-term performance of our coatings.
Hull Cell Testing:
The Hull Cell test is a specialized method for evaluating the quality of electroplating processes. It allows us to fine-tune plating parameters, ensuring uniformity, adhesion, and the absence of defects in the plated layer.
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS):
AAS, an analytical technique, enables precise measurement of metallic elements' concentration in our finishes. It is crucial for ensuring that metal plating meets specified requirements in terms of thickness and composition.
Rugosity, or surface roughness, is a critical factor in finish quality. Our advanced rugosity testing provides precise measurements of surface smoothness, ensuring our coatings meet necessary standards for aesthetics, functionality, and adhesion.