NEMA was originally formed in 1954 as a spring maker and sheet metal manufacturer under the name of The Nordale Spring Company.
CAA and MOD approvals were obtained in 1957 and since that time the focus of the company has always been to supply to the Aerospace, Defence, Marine and High Voltage Switchgear Industries.
The company has been under the present ownership since 1989. In the early nineties the MOD took the decision to favour commercial quality management systems such as the ISO 9000 series of standards and hence Nordale gained ISO 9001 accredited certification.
At the turn of the millennium, the company engaged a team of highly experienced engineers to develop the manufacture of a wide range of electric actuation products, specifically for the aerospace industry.
To reflect the change of the core business, in 2003 the name of the company was changed to NEMA (Nordale Electro-Mechanical Actuation).
As the CAA approvals ceased it was decided that commercial benefit and customer needs led the company in the direction of aerospace standards and in 2005 the company achieved AS 9100 accreditation for the manufacture of Electric Motors, Electro-Mechanical Assemblies and components. This accreditation also included the springs and pressings facility.
In 2009 the scopes of both approvals were amended to include Repair and overhaul of Electro-Mechanical devices. In 2011 the scopes were further amended to include the design and development of Electric Motors, Electro-Mechanical Assemblies and components.
To reflect the important addition of the design and development activity a separate company NEMA EMD was created as a subsidiary company.
NEMA produces technically innovative solutions for the aerospace and defence industries and is committed to establishing and maintaining a quality standard demanded by these markets and the solutions we provide.
We achieve this through the implementation and maintenance of our management system, which ensures customer and regulatory compliance is achieved. The management system ensures continual improvement via the setting of clear performance objectives. The implementation of which are subject to regular audits to ensure these targets are achieved.
NEMA holds AS9100 Rev C and BS EN ISO 9001 certification of our management system for all activities undertaken.
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The Directors and Management of NEMA Limited are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its workforce. To this end a Health and Safety management system is maintained based around Health & Safety Guide HSG 65 and BS OHSAS 18001. This ensures the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 together with the applicable Legislation and Regulations are complied with at all times.
A documented Health and Safety policy and implementation arrangements are available which are subject to regular review and, where necessary, updated in order to ensure the health, safety and continued well being of our employees and those who may be affected by our activities.
The workforce is consulted at all times in respect of matters regarding health and safety and any issues raised are considered and appropriate action taken.
At NEMA we view health and safety as the first essential of our business activities.
NEMA understand that continued protection of the environment in which we live and work is a prime responsibility. All efforts are made to ensure that wherever possible this is achieved.
NEMA is committed to complying with all applicable environmental legislation whilst taking all reasonable steps to protect and preserve the environment. An environmental policy against the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 has been established. This provides an effective framework within which to achieve this commitment and is made known to all through the established policy.
The main philosophy is to eliminate, reduce, recycle or reuse waste whilst continually seeking innovative ways in which to reduce energy and raw material usage whilst minimising emissions and hence reducing our carbon footprint.
Everyone in our organisation has a part to play in protecting the environment and we recognise that by following these initiatives we can, in our own small way, help to reduce the industry’s long term impact on the environment.