On May 13, 2011, Nord Drivesystems celebrated the 20th anniversary of its manufacturing technology division Fertigungstechnik Nord in Gadebusch, Germany. The company also celebrated the opening of a new building extension, which has expanded the plant's total floor space to 11,000 m². Speakers at the event included Nord's founder G.A. Küchenmeister and Managing Director Jutta Humbert as well as Jürgen Seidel, Minister of Economic Affairs of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Ulrich Howest, Mayor of Gadebusch.
Fertigungstechnik Nord now employs a staff of 199. Its growth story began with the production of gear housings on a 2,000 m² floor space. In later years, Gadebusch also became a manufacturing center for shafts and gear wheels, and the cold forming of worm gears. In 2009, the plant began manufacturing Nord's large-scale, modular industrial gear units which are equipped with a one-piece UNICASE housing even for maximum output torques of 229,000 Nm. The Gadebusch plant operates around the clock six days a week, and most production processes are fully automated. Moreover, Nord started the in-house training of junior employees at Gadebusch in 1995.