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A look back with an eye toward the future as NORD moves forward into its fifth decade in the United States.
NORD gear motors
The June issue of Gear Solutions magazine features a four-page profile of NORD Gear Corporation. In the article, James Wubbolding, vice president of sales, provides insights into the philosophy and products that continue to drive explosive growth for the company.
“Our gear product range has about 20 million different combinations, and the company has worked hard to provide a modular product line centered on what our customers need,” Wubbolding said. “We want to provide them with a wide range of modular gear products and deliver those in a short period of time.”
The article takes a brief look back at the company’s founding in Bargteheide, Germany in 1965 to the current expansion of its US headquarters. It also looks toward the future and the changes that are occurring in the industry – from the preferred channels customers like to use for researching and configuring their products to the new opportunities unfolding as a result of the Internet of Things and predictive maintenance.
“Gears and gearboxes are still going to be the core of the industry, meaning that it takes gears and gearboxes to multiply torque and turn shafts, and that part won’t necessarily change,” Wubbolding said. “But what we do see changing in the next 10 to 20 years is making sure that those gearboxes and gears, in their form of connecting to a motor, have the ability to work with electronic systems in a wide range of areas. ... We’ve put a lot of investment into those products to keep us on the growth path we’ve been on for the last several years.”
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