What Customers Say:
Mercury Marine is very selective in who they use as suppliers. Companies must meet the high-quality standards and flexibility that Mercury Marine requires. Nicolet Plastics has consistently met these criteria.
Nicolet Plastics and Mercury Marine’s engineering and purchasing departments worked together to redesign and prototype an existing part. Each prototype met all the specialized criteria, and through combined innovation, Nicolet Plastics was able to move the part into production. The cost came in very low, allowing Mercury Marine to save money and use a better quality part.
Nicolet Plastics adapts very quickly to change, can do custom work, and provides each client with the personal attention they deserve.
The first project I ever worked on with Nicolet Plastics, Inc. was in the mid-’80s, and since then the partnership has only grown stronger. Nicolet is willing to try anything to produce the results the client is looking for.
They are on the cutting edge with tooling, equipment, and design capabilities. Their design review team provides excellent input; they are creative solution-finders and are very easy to work with. NPI delivers a timely response on products and a quick turnaround on tools.
When challenged with difficult mold designs Nicolet is able to simplify the process, thereby reducing costs. Utilizing their in-house rapid prototype machine allows the toolmaker to better understand how the tool needs to be created. One quality control advantage that Nicolet provides for the customer is their storyboards, which detail the proper measurements and color specifications of each piece. Through this self-certification process, Nicolet offers customers the assurance of knowing that each piece is manufactured to exact specifications. I have come to expect that quality work will always be there. You don’t realize how good Nicolet is until you try to compare quality and price somewhere else.
From the President of the company to the guys in shipping, the folks at Nicolet are host, hardworking and down-to-earth, some of the best people I’ve ever worked with.
I have been working with Nicolet Plastics for 13 years and have never been disappointed. The people at Nicolet Plastics have a true open-door policy, and extreme flexibility. They want to be involved in the entire process of your project so they can truly understand the objectives that need to be fulfilled. In my experience, it is rare to find a plastic injection molding company that has the combination of in-house tooling and molding that they do. The quality produced is phenomenal.
Nicolet Plastics is an outstanding company. They are knowledgeable, easy to work with, provide exceptional customer service, produce high-quality parts, provide flexible lead times, are always competitive on price, and do precision color matching work.”
Nicolet Plastics is a cutting-edge company that is always willing to take on a challenge.
A few years ago, we were using a particular supplier for molded plastic parts. One day we received a call from a mutual associate telling us that our supplier had passed away. After six years of doing business with this man, we had been told that his building was being closed, sold, and we should come to get our tooling and whatever products were there.
So, I gave Doug a call and asked him to meet me down at the shop, not knowing what we were going to be walking into. What a surprise! There was oil all over the floor and the machinery was ancient. We had no idea how this man was able to produce as many parts as he did, and for so many customers. He was obviously a one-man show.”
Once we had identified the products, molds, and tooling pieces that were ours, we had to figure out a way to get them out. Doug and I managed to obtain a forklift from one of the neighboring companies just so we could move some of the debris to make room to work. One of our molds had practically melted into the press and it took three men and whatever rusty old tools we could get our hands on to free it. I had never seen such a collection of old tools, parts, and molds in my life.”
To this day, Doug and I joke about the two days we spent retrieving Best Liebco materials and what a job it was. When you think about Customer Service, you appreciate a friendly voice at the end of the line, prompt delivery times, and flexible production lines. But, ‘above and beyond,’ is what Doug and Nicolet’s Plastics do every day. They give us nothing less and it’s what we’ve come to expect. Top-notch engineering & tooling departments, competitive pricing, and continual operations upgrades make Nicolet Plastics one of the best companies I have ever worked with.
Time-to-market is critical to being competitive. We pushed Nicolet Plastics to provide tools within a very aggressive timeline and they delivered samples in just six weeks.