Every day, several hundred tonnes of steel arrive at VDL Nedcar’s large Press Shop, which covers a total area of 26,000 m2, in steel coils of various material specifications, thicknesses and widths. This is where the car production process starts.
In the Press Shop, the most important pressed parts used in the MINI Countryman and MINI Convertible produced in Born are prepared using deep drawing, bending and cutting processes. Parts are also pressed for customers who carry out production outside our company. This work is carried out using tandem pressing lines and transfer presses.
To guarantee that VDL Nedcar’s primary targets for quality, cost control, delivery and flexibility are always satisfied, we operate according to the very strict IATF 16949:2016 quality standard.
The Press Shop also features a high degree of process control and extensive automation, to guarantee the accuracy of the pressing operations and to ensure production efficiency. This also guarantees that the required parts are available at the right moment and in the right place. The quality control process includes an advanced photometric measuring system. Thanks to the smart, well planned and well managed production process, which includes quick die change capability, we achieve high levels of efficiency while disruptions to the production process are kept to a minimum.