Monday, April 4, 2016

NS Wash selects Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures for price, quality product and unmatched support.





Photo Caption 1: NS Wash, the largest vehicle wash manufacturer on the West Coast---a control panel using Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures.

Designing and building superior equipment has been a tradition at NS Corporation since its inception in 1961, when founder G. Thomas Ennis recognized the need for more efficient and reliable vehicle wash systems. Located in Inglewood, California, NS Corporation is the largest vehicle wash manufacturer on the West Coast. It is an ISO 9001:2008 and UL certified company maintaining the highest levels of quality in the industry.

NS fabricates vehicle wash systems for trains, trucks, buses, car rental agencies, and conveyor car washes. The NS team has the expertise to build quality wash systems delivering a consistently clean, polished vehicle. The design simplicity of our systems deliver low maintenance and operating costs along with high customer satisfaction.

The Challenge:



Photo Caption 2: NS Wash has a UL certified panel shop in-house, where 100% of our control panels are designed and fabricated with Stahlin Enclosures.

To control these wash systems, NS has a UL certified panel shop in-house where 100% of our control panels are designed and fabricated. Before being introduced to Stahlin enclosures, our purchasing department was jumping from manufacturer to manufacturer in an attempt to beat the continual price hikes they were being hit with every time they tried to place a sizable order.

This constant changing of manufacturers caused frustration in our panel shop, and even more in engineering, where they were always trying to keep one step ahead of the ever-changing mounting configurations of the enclosures. An engineering directive was released stating there would be no more arbitrary changes of enclosures to try to reduce cost without first receiving engineering approval and revised drawings. NS Wash had lost any cost savings in the fire drill effort to rework equipment to accept these ever changing panels.

The Solution to the Challenge:



NS Wash put our suppliers on notice to find quality enclosures at a fair price. One came back with some Stahlin Non-Metallic enclosures samples, at a price point way under what we had been paying other manufacturers. After we made the decision to switch to Stahlin enclosures in 2014, we have stayed with them primarily not because of their lower prices but because of their unwavering customer support.
Patrick Doherty, Director of Engineering at NS Wash stated: “We discovered some issues with a number of panels at one point.  The following morning, Erik Faasen, Plant Manager at Stahlin flew to California to meet with us with a solution and recovery plan. I haven’t experienced that kind of support from a company in my 30 plus years in the work force. Thank you, Stahlin, for a quality enclosure and unmatched support.”
For more information about NS Wash: http://nswash.com/
For more information about Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures: www.stahlin.com


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