Our mission is quite simple at MacNeil Automotive Products Limited. We strive to continually exceed our customers expectations, and it shows not only in every product that wears the WeatherTech brand, but in our culture as well. Let’s delve a bit deeper “Behind the Tech”!
Since 1989, MacNeil Automotive has been providing the best in automotive protection and vehicle accessories. Our WeatherTech® brand has been servicing the world with top-of-the-line vehicle protection, continually exceeding expectations and setting the industry bar that much higher. We favor the American Economy, and work hard to stay adamantly aware of sustainability and environmental best practices. Our investment in revolutionary technology ensures a superior product quality for our customers, and symbolizes our commitment to excellence in everything that we do. We want to ensure that we provide only the best in customer service, and that starts with quality products and processes.
From concept to consumer, MacNeil Automotive has long been recognized by the discerning automotive enthusiast as a supplier of accessories of unparalleled quality. In addition to the WeatherTech brand, we supply products to many Automobile Manufacturers (OEM) as an Original Equipment Supplier. In fact, MacNeil currently supplies accessories to all four German manufacturers of luxury automobiles as well as a host of other automobile manufacturers worldwide!
Our commitment to Quality shows in our recent certification to the ISO/TS 16949 Quality Standard prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the Technical Committee of the ISO.
The Downers Grove Product Development is where great ideas take shape. R&D, Engineering, Product Design, Tool Manufacture and Marketing all come together to create the finest Automotive Accessories available, from Concept to Consumer!
Our product development engineers utilize the most sophisticated tools available for data capture and reverse engineering of complex vehicle geometry such as floor surfaces, cargo areas, window openings or fenders. As a result, the customer is assured the highest standards are met in terms of the fit and finish of our products.
Our industrial designers, tool design team and manufacturing staff utilize fully integrated Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) software platforms. Solid modeling creates a virtual 3D representation of components for part design and analysis and we also use freeform surface modeling in which surfaces are defined, trimmed and merged to make a solid, essentially designing a product and proving its feasibility on the computer.
Our “virtual” product design is then validated with rapid prototyping technology by creating a finished solid prototype part from the CAD data in our Stereo Lithography Machines. From here, minor modifications to the part design can be refined prior to the tool development process, saving considerable time and expense.
Once the prototype meets our approval, the tooling is developed. Using the most current American-made technology available in Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine centers, complex 3-D surfaces are relatively easy to produce, and the number of machining steps that require human interaction have been dramatically reduced.