The inauguration of Nord's new Australian subsidiary, Nord Drivesystems Pty. Ltd., will take place on 6 October 2011 in the presence of Nord founder G. A. Küchenmeister, Mark Alexander, Managing Director of Nord Drivesystems Australia, and Gernot Zarp, Head of International Sales at Nord. Nord Drivesystems Australia commenced operations in 2010 with the construction of an assembly hall in the Melbourne suburb of Derrimut and started manufacturing gearboxes and electric motors. Investments into an extension of the paint facility and a modern drying room followed at the beginning of 2011.
The plant has state-of-the-art facilities for geared motor manufacturing. The production and quality assurance processes comply with the standards of the German parent company. The Melbourne site also functions as a service center. Nord Drivesystems Australia maintains sales branches in two further port cities, Sydney and Brisbane. Regional sales managers serve all the States and Territories in Australia, and New Zealand. Nord Drivesystems Pty. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the north German Nord Drivesystems, one of the leading suppliers of full-scale, comprehensive drive solutions. Nord has 35 subsidiaries worldwide and a vast network of distributors who ensure fast availability and global service.