With an annual capacity of 500,000 motors and 20,000 geared motors, NORD Italy is solely responsible for the motor supply to the important European and American markets. The subsidiary contributes largely to the success of the NORD Drivesystems Group. It supplies the Italian market directly and delivers motors to the German headquarters for international sales. “The distinguishing features of NORD are highest quality standards, state-of-the-art production facilities, and extremely fast deliveries”, Ghermandi says. “We can deliver small to medium-sized geared motors in two to three weeks and larger ones in four weeks. Furthermore, we offer special delivery options, cutting waiting time down to as little as 24 hours.” The plant contains an ultramodern motor test room. Products include motors for all mains voltages worldwide, ATEX motors, special variants, and motors compliant with Canadian standards (CSA) as well as UL-certified motors for the US market. In 2009, the range of products was extended by efficiency class IE2 motors, followed, at the end of 2011, by the next higher level, IE3 motors. Ghermandi says, “Increased efficiency motors are not only environment friendly but should also be appealing from a commercial viewpoint. Therefore I hope that demand for them on the Italian market will grow in line with that in Northern Europe and the US.” Since demand for electric motors and gearboxes has picked up as well as that for units with a larger output, NORD Motoriduttori is currently investing in plant automation and additional production lines. An expansion of the factory is underway; floor space will increase to 15,000 m².
Illustration: The Italian NORD subsidiary in San Giovanni in Persiceto celebrates its 25th anniversary and increases its capacity; the production space will be expanded by 50 % to 15,000 m²