Nelson offers its clients the perspective and experience gained from more than 32 years of designing, manufacturing and successfully marketing its own products. Nelson provides contract manufacturing services within a ‘whole product’ framework that seeks to understand the end-user’s requirement while offering cost effective manufacturing solutions. These services include: Product Development, Value Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence.
Nelson provides, internally and through partnership, a holistic framework for product development that views the manufactured part with the end use in mind. Nelson assists clients with all or part of the product development process, and brings its in-house experience to bear on every project.
Industrial Design – Nelson works with clients to understand the market’s requirements for each product, and to assist clients in matching these with the necessary fit, form and function criteria for manufacturing. This can involve an entire industrial design cycle, or simply developing an in-depth understanding of what product attributes are critical.
Prototyping, Analysis & Testing – Prior to commencing manufacturing, Nelson is able to develop computer models that simulate a multitude of performance attributes such as static and dynamic load factors. The prototyping stage follows to provide further insight into the product’s capabilities. As a matter of course, Nelson conducts a validation run before initiating a full-scale production process.
Manufacturing Engineering – Nelson’s manufacturing engineers translate design concepts into manufacturable components that consider production equipment, material utilization and resource optimization.
By gaining a full understanding of every product’s intended use and/or its relation with other components, Nelson can confidently apply the principles of value engineering. This discipline reflects Nelson’s intimate understanding of metal fabrication and the implications of various design characteristics on product manufacturability. Products are evaluated to determine ways in which the design may be altered to improve manufacturability without compromising structural integrity, function or cosmetic attributes. Value engineering at Nelson minimizes the need for multiple pre-production iterations, and often results in:
• Cost savings
• Lower quality risks
• Favourable lead times
• Improved product performance
Nelson fabricates precision parts for industries as diverse as transportation, electronics, advertising media, telecom and construction. Nelson makes use of the most current manufacturing practices and modern equipment to bring your products to life. These include:
Product Leaders – Nelson assigns a Product Leader to each customer to champion their order at weekly production meetings and oversee that their product travels through engineering and production as planned. They ensure that clients have access on demand to information about their order or project and that it is given the attention it deserves within Nelson.
7-Day Scheduling – Nelson has three shifts and is operational 7-days per week. This provides great flexibility and the ability to adjust to customer’s volatile schedules or unexpected production requirements.
Lean Manufacturing – Nelson operates according to the principles of lean manufacturing, resulting in flexibility, lowered costs and on-time delivery for our clients.
Finishing, Assembly & Integration – Nelson has complete in-house wet and powder painting facilities as well has close partnerships with external Platers and specialty coaters. Our extensive assembly expertise includes mechanical, electrical and pneumatic integration.
State-of-the-Art Facilities, Equipment and People – Nelson operates from a modern 150,000 square foot facility that includes a diverse variety of manufacturing equipment. This variety of equipment, coupled with a robust ERP System linking all functional areas together, ensures flexibility and responsiveness. Our on-going training programs create a spirit of Continuous Improvement and provide the dedicated employees of Nelson with the opportunity for professional growth.
Quality Assurance – Quality is a fundamental part of Nelson Industrial’s commitment to excellence. Supported by our ISO 9001 certification, quality management encompasses every facet of the organization. From management to office and factory personnel, every employee at Nelson understands that quality is not an attribute inspected into a product but instead built into the process.
Nelson Industrial Inc. supports a wide variety of industries including telecom, transportation, electronic, institutional, home products and many more. You can view our Case Studies, Contract Manufacturing Capabilities and our Equipment List.