Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG

The Drive Specialist

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is one of the world's leading complete suppliers of electrical, mechanical and electronic drive technology. The globally active family company with headquarters in Bargteheide near Hamburg (Germany) produces and sells gear units, electric motors, industrial gear units as well as drive electronics (frequency inverters, motor starters and field distributors) and as a technological leader has set standards in the industry for more than 50 years. What is the secret of the North Germans' success? Innovative solutions, customer orientation and sustainable investment.

A motor for progress
As a system supplier, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplies optimally matched drive system consisting of the gear unit, motor and frequency inverter. The range includes gear units for torques from 10 Nm up to more than 250 kNm, electric motors in the power range from 0.12 to 1,000 kW and frequency inverters up to 160 kW. Inverter solutions are available for conventional control cabinet installations as well as for decentralised and fully integrated drive units. In addition to standard drives, the company also provides application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements, e.g. energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems.

NORD drive units feature ultimate reliability, long service life, low maintenance, a large depth of production as well as the greatest possible efficiency.

The UNICASE concept which was developed in 1981 quickly became the international standard for the manufacture of gear unit housings. Today, the focus of innovation is on intelligent, functionally variable drive technology for Industry 4.0 applications.

Power ranges:

  • Complete drive systems from a single source

  • Intelligent, flexible and individually configurable drive solutions

  • Decentralised drive technology

  • System solutions optimised for the particular industry

  • Wide range of products with high quality standards

  • Geared motors, gear units, electric motors, industrial gear units

  • Frequency inverters, motor starters and field distributors

  • Explosion protected drive systems

  • Plug-and play systems for easy maintenance and commissioning

  • Integrated concepts to optimise costs and efficiency

  • Application advice and project support

  • Global NORD network

  • World-wide service

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has subsidiaries and sales partners in 98 countries and employs more than 4,000 people. Production is carried out in four North German factories as well as in Italy, Poland, France, the USA, China and India.

NORD has the drive unit of the future
Drive solutions from NORD are Industry 4.0 READY! They can be networked, are autonomous, and can be scaled with regard to function and power. The decentralised drive systems form master-slave groups which communicate intelligently with each other and therefore enable modular system structures and in the next stage, networking of the entire factory.

Industry-optimised drive solutions
NORD supplies efficient drive solutions for more than 100 branches of industry and is very familiar with the specific requirements of each sector. The standardised LogiDrive IE4 geared motor variants and the new NORDAC LINK field distributor have been specially developed for use in modern, networked logistic and intralogistic systems as well as for applications in the airport industry.

For the food and beverage industry NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers a wide range of gear units, smooth motors, frequency inverters and motor starters in washdown optimsed die cast aluminium housings. NORD has also developed the highly effective nsd tupH anti-corrosion treatment (Sealed Surface Conversion System) especially for use in demanding environments. This surface treatment creates a protective layer which is permanently bonded to the substrate material and makes aluminium as corrosion resistant as stainless steel.


Getriebebau-Nord-Straße 1
D-22941 Bargteheide

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