NORD History

Goal-oriented growth

Ever since NORD was founded in 1965, all companies of the group have adhered to the common strategy of satisfying the demands of our customers.

1977 Construction of a modern gear production factory
1979 Establishment of worldwide subsidiaries Worldwide expansion of assembly centres
1981 NORD's UNICASE™ "leak-proof" housing design introduced
1983 Construction of NORD's first motor manufacturing facility
1984 Construction of NORD's first frequency inverter manufacturing facility
1987 Construction of motor manufacturing plant in Italy
1991 Machining factory for castings & steel components built.
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.7.200 m²)
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 the high-rack storage system in Bargteheide, Germany Construction of a new assembly centre in China.
2006 New production plant for electronic products opened in Aurich, Germany
2007 Construction of new assemly plants in India and Czech Republic
2008 Expandation at Getriebebau NORD, Bargteheide
- Construction of a parking garage
2009 Expandation at Getriebebau NORD, Bargteheide
- Construction of a next high rack storage
- Construction of a assembly center for industrial gear units
2010 Expandation at Getriebebau NORD, Bargteheide
- Expansion of a 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 is celebrating the opening of a second factory in Tianjin, about 100 km south-east of Beijing, while on the fifth continent, the NORD Australian subsidiary is opening in Darwin.
2012 At present NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is represented by 35 subsidiaries throughout the world. The NORD sales and service network is supplemented by sales and service partners in more than 60 countries. With a highly motivated team of employees and a complete range of technologically excellent and high quality drive technology products, the company is ideally equipped to face the challenges of the future.
2013 New construction of a further production facility in Suzhou
2014 Modernisation of the service area and the painting plant at the headquarters in Bargteheide
2015 50th company anniversary
New construction of an office building
2016 Expansion of production areas by 3,300m² for finishing of housings in Gadebusch
Introduction of the field distribution system NORDAC LINK (frequency inverter / motor starter)
New construction of the installation and distribution site in Siheung, South Korea
2017 New size of industrial gear units with 15,000 Nm
Expansion of capacity by approx. 2,000 m² at NORD Gear, Waunakee, USA
2018 Product Launch of NORDBLOC.1 1-stage helical inline gear motor
New contruction of sales office and service center in Podleze, Poland

  • Introduction of the NORDCON APP and the Bluetooth stick NORDAC ACCESS BT
  • Optimized design for NORD Asynchronous motors
  • Product launch NORD IE5+ Synchronous motor
  • Introduction of the NORDAC PRO SK 500P
  • Extension of the NORDBLOC.1 1-stage helical inline gear motor
  • Product launch of the MAXXDRIVE® XT series

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