Setting up production in Spain
Nefab had set its sights on expanding the business to Spain, and during the process of scouting the Spanish market to find a local manufacturing partner, a contact was established with the family-owned wood packaging company Maderas del Norte in Madrid. Together with this company Nefab built a factory for Vikex production outside of Madrid. Setting up the first factory outside of Sweden was not all smooth sailing. Daniel Gomez, Managing Director at that time for the Spanish Production Unit, worked very hard together with the local organization and the Swedish organization to set up machinery and processes to produce the Vikex product. Getting the machinery up and running took quite some time. Some days there were orders to produce, but no machinery working, and some days it was the other way around. But the organization in Spain persevered through these challenging times, and through strong teamwork, customer focus and a firm belief in a great product, Nefab's first manufacturing site outside of Sweden would soon be established and running!