NORD Drivesystems AU, the 100% owned subsidiary of Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co KGbased in Bargteheide, Germany, have recently commissioned their new paint facility at theirDerrimut, Victoria site.
The Australian NORD subsidiary commenced operations in Australia during 2009, andestablished a brand new NORD geared motor assembly plant complete with NORDcomponents’ stock, and a NORD service operation. The NORD assembly presses and toolingare considered to be the most modern and advanced of their type in Australasia. Thepresses and tooling are identical to those utilised by NORD in Germany and theirsubsidiaries throughout the world.
The original paint facility initially installed during 2009 complied with NORD’s internationalstandards for paint application. During 2011 NORD Drivesystems AU committed tointroduce the NORD Severe Duty ( NSD ) Stainless Steel coatings system to the Australianmarket. This initiative required a heavy investment and a complete redesign of the existingfacilities by NORD Drivesystems AU. The rebuild of the existing paint line and theintroduction of the new drying room was completed during 2011.
The new NORD Severe Duty ( NSD ) Stainless Steel coating system is exclusive to the NORDcompany and all NORD subsidiaries worldwide. This product is blended exclusively for NORDGear Corporation in North America. NSD coatings are based on a two pack polyurethaneproduct blended with 316 Stainless Steel particles. The NSD coating system also utilisesspecial primers and clear coats. NSD offers a very high impact resistance, and has beenproven to resist aggressive chemicals such as Hydrocloric acid, Sulfuric acid, Caustic soda,and can withstand salt water immersion and salt water spray.
Following on from the success of this innovative product in the North American market,NORD subsidiaries worldwide are now revising their facilities to introduce and apply NSDcoatings internationally.