Throughout the VDL Nedcar organisation, quality is the top priority. In terms of visual quality, functional quality and safety aspects, our vehicles are subject to strict requirements.
During car production, quality is measured at various points in the production line. At the end of the line, the entire car is subjected to a 100% inspection involving an assessment of the visual quality and the rolling bench test and leak check. All our cars are also driven over our own test track.
The eventual result is a complete vehicle that is qualified to leave the factory with a green OK statement. In line with the quality requirements agreed with our customer, further quality controls are carried out by their audit department, on a random basis.
This attention to quality is also evident in our internal systems and procedures. All our processes, procedures and instructions are recorded and maintained in our Quality Management System.
As a result of our quality focus, VDL Nedcar has been awarded IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 certification.
VDL Nedcar’s production facilities in Born are unique: we have the capability to simultaneously produce different marques and models of cars, to customer specifications. This has been demonstrated on various occasions throughout our history as we have developed and expanded our knowledge base over the years.
To make this possible, flexibility is of crucial importance in everything we do. That of course includes our logistics system and our highly automated procedures and processes, for which we employ advanced robot systems throughout the factory.
This approach, based on the use of our fully automated, flexible assembly lines means we have the capacity to build 200,000 cars a year, in a two-shift system, and as many as 300,000 in three-shift operation.
Production to order
Our motto is ‘Proud to be First choice’. We manufacture high-quality cars which we then supply to our customer, on time. Delivery reliability is a key principle at VDL Nedcar. The wide variety of customer wishes underlines the importance of extreme flexibility and efficient working methods. Against that background, we at VDL Nedcar have developed our own logistic processes that guarantee the optimum operation of our ‘built-to-order programmes.
To ensure that every component is available at the right place and at the right time, we have developed our own logistic system. Using Just-In-Time and Just-In-Sequence systems, we guarantee that production runs smoothly - and that every customer is satisfied.