NORD (China) Power Transmission Co Ltd, a subsidiary of NORD DRIVESYSTEMS – Germany, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of drive technology, recently played host to the annual China Management Meeting of the VDMA Power Transmission Engineering and Fluid Power Association at its China headquarters in Suzhou.VDMA is the association of Germany’s engineering industry. It represents the interests of Germany’s large capital goods sector, including machinery, plants, system suppliers, system integrators and service providers. The meeting focused on Textile Machinery, Fluid Power and Power Transmission Engineering segments. Mr Xuening Tao, President of NORD China, welcomed all the delegates to the meeting.
Apart from Textile Machinery, Fluid Power and Power Transmission Engineering, the VDMA China Management Meeting also had sessions on Software for Calculation of Drive Systems, Public Cloud Security and Usage in China Mainland, and Sino-German Working Group on Intelligent Manufacturing. China is the world’s largest machinery market by turnover, nearly three times bigger than USA, which ranks second. Germany is the largest exporter to China in the Power Transmission market accounting for 27% of China’s total imports, and in Fluid Power it is the second largest at 26% behind Japan which is ahead with 30%.
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is one of the major leaders in drive technology worldwide – for mechanical and electronic solutions. With applications in more than 100 industries, including logistics, steel, environmental protection, cranes, ports, food and beverages, construction machinery, mining machinery, automobiles, rail transportation and so on, NORD China is an important supplier to the machinery segment with its modular products comprising motors and gear units and associated electronics, and various customized applications and solutions.
NORD (China) Power Transmission Co Ltd began direct operations in China in the year 2005 with a production factory in Suzhou, which was further expanded in 2008. In 2011 NORD opened its second facility at Tianjin in North China, and in 2013 the third factory was opened in Suzhou. Today the company has three factories in China with total production area of 78,000m² and capacity of 300,000 gearbox units and 500,000 motors, which are also exported to other markets, apart from catering to the China market. China has thus become NORD’s supply chain base in the Far East region of the world. The total employee count in China is approx 550 (end of 2017), and sales turnover in 2017 was RMB 1.18 billion. With Production, Assembly and Service Centers located in Tianjin and Suzhou, NORD China has 23 sales offices covering all the major cities of China.
The customer is the centre of all thoughts and actions at the NORD Group. No-compromise quality awareness, competent advice and dependable service form the basis of the NORD company philosophy. NORD products also show superior quality especially in the demanding environment such as roads, construction machinery, environmental protection and sewage treatment, as its products are particularly durable, which has won the trust of more customers. Keeping with the latest developments, NORD today is focused on intelligent, functionally variable drive technology for Industry 4.0 applications.