NORD History

Goal-oriented growth

Since NORD was founded in 1965, all subsidiaries have shared in the common goal to meet or exceed the demands of our customers.

Mr. Schlicht and Mr. Kuechenmeister - Founder of the NORD Drivesystems Group

1965 Company founded

1977 Construction of a modern gear producing factory
1979 Establishment of worldwide subsidiaries. Worldwide expansion of assembly centers
1980 NORD's UNICASE™ leak-proof housing design introduced
1983 Construction of NORD's first motor manufacturing facility
1985 Construction of NORD's first frequency inverter manufacturing facility
1992 Machining factory for castings & steel components built
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1997 Construction of motor manufacturing plant in Italy
1998 New assembly plant in France
2000 New assembly plants in Great Britain and Austria
2001 New assembly plant in China
2002 Expansion of Gadebusch machining plant (app. 80,000 sq. ft.)
2003 Construction of an assembly plant in Russia
2004 Construction of a new motor plant in Italy
2005 40 years of NORD Gear
Opening of storage retrieval system in Germany
Construction of a new assembly center in China
2006 New production plant for electronic products opened in Aurich, Germany
2007 Construction of new assembly plants in India and Czech Republic
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NORD Drivesystems Headquarters, Bargteheide, Germany

2009 Expansion at Getriebebau NORD, Bargteheide
- Construction of a next high rack storage
- Construction of an assembly center for industrial gear units
2010 Expansion at Getriebebau NORD, Bargteheide
-Expansion of an assembly center for industrial gear units
2011 NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is celebrating the inauguration of the fourth construction stage of the production facility in Gadebusch and the 25th anniversary of NORD GEAR Ltd in Brampton, Canada. In China, NORD celebrated the opening of a second factory in Tianjin, about 60 miles southeast of Beijing. NORD becomes present on a fifth continent by opening the NORD Australian subsidiary in Darwin.
2012 NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is represented by 35 subsidiaries throughout the world. The NORD sales and service network is supported by sales and service partners in more than 60 countries. With a highly motivated team of employees and a complete range of technologically advanced and high quality drive products, the company is well equipped to face the challenges of the future.
2013 New construction of an additional production facility in Souzhou China
2014 Modernization of the service area and the painting plant at the headquarters in Bargteheide.
Headquarter from NORD Drivesystems Group in Bargteheide, Germany

New Administration Building in Germany

2015 -50th company anniversary
-New office building construction in Germany

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