For NORD Drivesystems, three successful decades as an international gear unit manufacturer began in 1979 with the foundation of subsidiaries in three different countries. In the established mechanical engineering nations of the USA, France and Sweden, NORD was quickly able to attract a wide range of regular customers. From the very start, NORD not only offered short delivery times and a dependable local presence with one-on-one application consulting, but also quality products which were second to none with regard to technology and efficiency or even set new standards. The early years of the first international subsidiaries, for instance, saw the invention and development of the UNICASE concept, whose design principles soon became an example to the world in the field of gear unit construction.
Even today, the first three foreign subsidiaries form the cornerstones of the activities of the company, which has now been established for 44 years, and make a significant contribution to sales and profits. NORD now operates several bases and assembly factories in these three countries. The increase in the number of employees also effectively demonstrates the successful course of expansion. An initial handful of employees in the USA, for example, has now grown into a team of over 161. Since the 1980s, NORD has expanded its global presence with the foundation of companies in more than thirty other countries in Europe and Asia as well as North, South and Central America. During this phase, the medium-sized company rapidly developed from a mechanical specialist to a supplier of complete systems and has long been one of the leaders in the drive technology industry.