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Automotive Product Finder Magazine | NORD Drivesystems opens third facility in Pune for producing large gearboxes
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The company plans to use this new facility for the production of the large gearbox assemblies whose demand is continuously increasing in India.
Germany’s NORD DriveSystems has expanded its current Hinjewadi (Pune) facility to cater to the growing demand of large gearboxes and Industrial Gearbox Units (IGU). The expanded facility was inaugurated on November 21, 2019 by Vikram Kumar, Metropolitan Commissioner, PMRDA, in presence of Jutta Humbert, Managing Partner, NORD Drivesystems Group, and P L Muthusekkar, MD, NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd.
As of today NORD Drivesystems India’s manufacturing facility has an installed capacity of 42,000 geared motors per annum plus a 22,000 electrical motor assembly with a utilisation factor between 75 to 80 per cent. These requirements are served through two of NORD production plants - Hinjewadi MIDC Phase II (which started in November 2007) and Hinjewadi MIDC Phase I (which was established in October 2017). Considering the consistently growing Indian market and NORD India consolidating its presence further, the Management has taken a decision to further increase its production capacity especially for the large gearboxes and IGU.
The newly acquired plant expansion is just adjacent to its existing NORD Drivesystems plant with a connecting road in between. It is spread on an area measuring 7211 sq m while the building area is 3213 sq m.
This will be NORD India’s third facility in row. NORD India plans to use this new available space for the production of the large gearbox assemblies whose demand is continuously increasing in the domestic market. It will also accommodate a bigger warehouse to support the proposed large gearbox production, making way for more production space in the existing building for medium size geared motors.
Last year NORD India motor production facility had also got approved by BIS, quality governing body under Government of India (GoI) for ISI marked motor production which recently has being enhanced further to include all motor ranges upto 55 KW ratings.
Further with time, NORD India plans to include new gearbox variants into its production portfolio like industrial gearbox units (IGU) production along with specialised paint shop facility. With full commissioning of this new facility, NORD India would be covering almost 90 per cent of the offered NORD catalogue products locally from Pune for the domestic market as well as SAARC countries.
NORD - growing at about 20 per cent CAGR for last 8 years in the country - has been making in India (in Maharashtra) for last 14 years.
With approximately 4000 employees worldwide, the Germany-based NORD develops produces and a market drive technology and is one of the industry’s leading international suppliers of all-in-one solutions. In addition to standard drives, NORD supplies application-specific concepts and solutions, including concepts and solutions that fulfill special requirements such as energy-saving drives and explosion-proof systems. Founded in 1965, NORD presently has 36 subsidiaries worldwide.
Incorporated in 2005, NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd is the100-percent subsidiary of Getriebebau NORD in Germany. It has a full-fledged assembly unit in Hinjewadi (Pune) with production capacity of 42,000 units per year. All the parts are imported from its manufacturing units globally. NORD, which has a strong dealer network across the India & SAARC countries, caters to almost all sectors such as material handling, steel, chemical, pharmacy, food and beverages, water treatment, pumps, cement, power, solar, airport, Intralogistics & road construction and many more industries.
NORD Drivesystems Group
P L Muthusekkar
NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd
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