Extensive range of alloys
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Dutch Railways (NS) is refurbishing its VIRM-2/3 double-decker trains. At NS Treinmodernisering (the NS train modernization facility) in Haarlem (known to MIFA as NedTrain), the company is hard at work refurbishing the famous NS double-decker trains. Together, the double-decker trains represent 242 carriages and 24,500 seats. For this project, Mifa will produce and deliver 8,350 KITS for floor profiles. We will extrude, machine-process (CNC), bend, engrave, and apply surface treatment these floor profiles in-house.
At Mifa Surface Treatment we can provide complete surface treatments. We have fully automated production lines at our disposal, as well as the technical know-how to advise our customers and help them choose a solution that best meets their needs. We specialize in electroplating and offer mechanical and electrochemical surface treatments too. We can also supply polymer layers based on dip coating, spray coating, and powder coating processes, as well as priming and wet painting. It is unique for a company to have all this under one roof, and we are proud of that fact.
You will often hear or read about a future in which robots have stolen our jobs. ‘This is nonsense,’ says Rob van Oene, director of Mifa. ‘Robots make our work easier and are a valuable addition.’ Much of the heavy and repetitive work that is still being done by people can also be done by robots. In this way, employees can concentrate on the more interesting activities – a win-win for everyone involved.
The demand for aluminium precision products continues to grow. This growth meant that Mifa's current location became too small. ‘Fortunately, we were able to buy a production facility of over 5,000 m2 right next to us,’ says director Rob van Oene enthusiastically. ‘This was much needed, because we are now really struggling for space. Having purchased the new space, we also critically analysed our current logistics strategy. We realized that there was a lot of internal transport. To optimize logistics, we designed a new configuration for the factory that ensures that products are processed smarter and more quickly.