Company History

Established in Rochdale in 1954 as The Nordale Spring Company Ltd, the business focused primarily on suppling the Aerospace, Defence, Marine and High Voltage Switchgear industries, which led to us attaining CAA and MOD approvals in 1957.


Adapting to the MOD's decision in the early nineties to favour commercial quality management systems, the company acquired ISO 9001 accredited certification.

Our commitment to supporting the ever-increasing requirements of our customers resulted in the engagement of a team of highly experienced engineers to develop and manufacture a wide range of electric actuation products primarily to the aerospace industry.

In 2003, to reflect the changes to the core business the name of the company was changed to NEMA Ltd(Nordale Electro-Mechanical Actuation).

As the CAA approvals ceased the company went on to achieve AS 9100 accreditation in 2005, followed by the addition of Repair and Overhaul in 2009 and lastly Design and Development in 2011 as we brought more diversely skilled engineers in house, in response to our customers' growing requirements.

NEMA currently holds AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications for our quality management system to cover all activities undertaken on site and aid us in meeting customer requirements as the company continues to grow.

Quality Standards

NEMA is committed to utilising the framework of AS 9100 in maintaining the quality standards required by the solutions we provide and maintaining accreditation to this standard through continual improvement and product realisation.

We achieve this through effectively implementing and maintaining our management system, ensuring customer and regulatory needs are met. The management system ensures continual improvement via the setting of clear performance objectives, the implementation of which are subject to regular review and audting to ensure they are realisitic and achievable.

We can supply FAIRs to the requirements of AS 9102 and recently, training has allowed for our Quality and Inspection teams to utilise the guidelines of AS13000, aiding in effective problem solving for both internal and external issues.

To meet modern day security requirements for our customers and to ensure an ongoing rate of protection for digital information and services, NEMA Ltd are now also accredited to the requirements of Cyber Essentials Plus.

AS9100 Rev D and ISO 9001:2015 - Design, Development, Manufacture, Repair and Overhaul
Cyber Essentials Plus
NEMA also holds customer specific quality approvals including:
Airbus UK
Heroux Devtek
BAE Systems, Land Systems
BAE Systems
GE Aviation Systems
AIM Aviation
Collins Aerospace
Martin Baker
Hawker Beechcraft
Airline Services

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 14001:2015 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.