Plastic fasteners, grab handles, dampers and injection mouldings by Nifco UK
Nifco UK formally known as Elta Plastics Ltd was established in 1967 on a site at Yarm Road Stockton-on-Tees offering a world-class service in the field of injection-moulded products. Nifco UK Limited has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nifco Group of Japan since 1990.
At Nifco, we specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of precision injection moulded functional plastics parts.
From plastic fasteners to dampers and grab handles for the automotive industries.
We are based in Stockton-on-Tees, and have been part of the Japanese based parent company Nifco Inc. since 1990, though in existence since 1967 under the name of Elta Plastics.
We have the capacity to design, manufacture and supply industrial plastic fasteners, dampers and grab handles for automotive and electronic applications.
We also offer an injection moulding service, we can offer single site design and multi site manufacture, focussing fully on your needs.
In December 2011, Nifco UK will take ownership of a new state of the art factory based in Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees. The new plant will allow us to further increase capacity, explore new markets and secure the long-term future of Nifco in Stockton.
An OHSAS 18001, ISO14001 and TS16949 accredited company, Nifco UK Limited recognises that the health, safety and welfare of all stakeholders, the protection of the environment and the development and maintenance of an effective quality management system must be an integral part of our operations. This will ensure customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
In addition to offering injection moulding services and the manufacture of plastic fasteners and dampers the benefits of turning to Nifco include an expanding global network. We have grown into a group with a truly international presence, supplying products to Japanese electronics companies and the major foreign automobile manufacturers, including Toyota, Peugeot, Citreon (TPCA) Nissan, Renault, Honda and Ford.
Nifco was founded in 1967, at a time when Japan was undergoing a period of rapid industrialization led by the automotive and home electronics industries. It was a competitive age of mass production when emphasis was placed on increasing manufacturing efficiency — especially in that of the multifarious automobile and home electronic appliance production lines. Nifco turned its attention early on to devising ways to reduce labour and manpower in the manufacturing process and became the first company to introduce plastic as an alternative to metal for use as fasteners. Nifco fasteners make full use of the superior characteristics of plastic: lightweight, rustproof and highly mouldable. Although small in size, Nifco fasteners have made a major contribution to the automobile and home electronic production processes and brought about a "Fastening Revolution" in Japan. Nifco was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange only twelve years after its founding and on the First Section less than five years later.
What Are Plastic Fasteners?
Almost everything manufactured in the world today is made up of many discrete parts. Some, like automobiles, are assembled using a massive number of parts. However, the parts alone do not make a finished product. They must be joined together, and fasteners such as string, nails, nuts, and bolts are what complete the product. Nifco was the first company in Japan to adapt a never-before-used material —plastic— for use as fasteners. The company has since developed numerous innovative fasteners such as plastic rivets, screw grommets and weather strip clips.
An Expanding Global Network
Nifco set its sights on the world early on and, beginning with its expansion to Taiwan in 1983, Nifco has since grown into a group with subsidiaries and affiliated companies in twelve countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Asia and United States of America. The Nifco Group supplies products to Japanese automobile and home electronic appliance manufacturers as well as foreign automobile manufacturers, including Ford Motor Company and Toyota, Honda & Nissan. As globalization advances, Nifco aims to become a major player in the global economy by setting up operations in the four corners of the world: Japan, Asia, North America and Europe.