NORD Drivesystems AU recently commissioned their new paint facility at their Derrimut, Victoria site.
NORD Drivesystems is the 100% owned subsidiary of Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co KG based in Bargteheide, Germany.
Commencing operations in Australia in 2009, the Australian NORD subsidiary established a brand new geared motors assembly plant complete with NORD components stock and a NORD service operation.
Considered to be some of the most modern and advanced of their type in Australasia, the NORD assembly presses and tooling are identical to those utilised by NORD in Germany and their subsidiaries throughout the world.
The original paint facility initially installed during 2009 complied with NORD’s international standards for paint application. NORD Drivesystems decided to introduce the NORD Severe Duty (NSD) stainless steel coatings system to the Australian market in 2011, which required a heavy investment and a complete redesign of the existing facilities.
The rebuild of the existing paint line and the introduction of the new drying room were completed during 2011.
According to Mr Mark Alexander, Sales Director for NORD Drivesystems AU, the company can now operate a fully independent paint and coating facility at their Derrimut factory with capabilities for enamel and acrylic paints, two pack epoxy paints, and the exclusive NORD Severe Duty stainless steel coatings. The new facility also gives NORD Drivesystems AU complete control of the application of their paints and coatings while the new drying room facility allows them to offer fast despatch times to customers.
Exclusive to the NORD company and all NORD subsidiaries worldwide, the new NORD Severe Duty stainless steel coating system is blended exclusively for NORD Gear Corporation in North America.
Key features of NSD coatings:
- Based on a two pack polyurethane product blended with 316 stainless steel particles
- Also utilises special primers and clear coats
- Offers very high impact resistance
- Proven to resist aggressive chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid and caustic soda
- Can withstand salt water immersion and salt water spray