Interview with Niels - Quality control

We would like to introduce you to Niels Bakker. Niels started as an operator in the factory in 2017. A “summer break” from his study in Applied Physics became a permanent appointment at ATS. When Niels was still working in the factory, he observed multiple possibilities and opportunities for ATS to improve their processes. Nowadays, he can concretize/specify these insights as laboraty technician quality control.

Niels focuses on quality awareness and controls on a daily basis. He is responsible for the execution of the tests by using various instruments.”ATS, we consider quality as a condition, not as a distinctive feature. Therefore, you have to be able to rely on tapes of consistent quality and excellent adhesive performances.”, explains Niels. “I also do a batch check for every production run and test important technical properties of the tapes, such as adhesive strength, tensile strength, elongation, unwinding force and thickness.”

Interview with Niels - Quality control

We would like to introduce you to Niels Bakker. Niels started as an operator in the factory in 2017. A “summer break” from his study in Applied Physics became a permanent appointment at ATS. When Niels was still working in the factory, he observed multiple possibilities and opportunities for ATS to improve their processes. Nowadays, he can concretize/specify these insights as laboraty technician quality control.

Niels focuses on quality awareness and controls on a daily basis. He is responsible for the execution of the tests by using various instruments.”ATS, we consider quality as a condition, not as a distinctive feature. Therefore, you have to be able to rely on tapes of consistent quality and excellent adhesive performances.”, explains Niels. “I also do a batch check for every production run and test important technical properties of the tapes, such as adhesive strength, tensile strength, elongation, unwinding force and thickness.”

The demand for product development and new products is increasing. Tapes with a lot of technical properties therefore have to be tested properly. “With additional tests we can guarantee that a certain tape meets specific industrial and/or customer requirements. It is necessary to work accurately, to follow the indicated instructions and to be able to write an accurate report (with the test results) for sales, the customer, production or purchasing.”, said Niels.

Niels already has a succesful history at ATS, but his plans for the future are still ambitious. In addition to being a laboratory technician, he is also involved in Software Engineering. This arose from his personal interest in IT, but his main goal is to improve the laboratory. To perform more extensive and accurate tests, he wants to optimize and improve the processes first. As a consequence, the correct data can then be sent directly to the machines and coordinated with the sales department. Together with the IT department, he wants to ensure that tests are complete from start to finish and are executed automatically.

When you ask Niels if he is proud of his work, he starts to shine. “The things we are currently accomplishing for customers are so cool. We think along and ensure that the customer receives the desired tape. Everything is thought of and if something seems impossible, then we look for solutions! ATS All Tape Supplies has an amazing team of professionals. Together we realize the wishes and expectations of our customers, and we ensure that impossible issues are met!”

When you ask Niels if he is proud of his work, he starts to shine. “The things we are currently accomplishing for customers are so cool. We think along and ensure that the customer receives the desired tape. Everything is thought of and if something seems impossible, then we look for solutions! ATS All Tape Supplies has an amazing team of professionals. Together we realize the wishes and expectations of our customers, and we ensure that impossible issues are met!”