WAUNAKEE, WISCONSIN, U.S. — With its headquarters in Waunakee, Wisconsin, U.S., NORD Gear Corp. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the United States with its sixth expansion, adding 86,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. NORD’s main products include gear boxes, motors and frequency inverters as well as industrial gear units.

The global company began U.S. operations in 1979 in nearby Middleton, Wisconsin, U.S., sharing a building with Fristam Pumps — a continuing longtime customer.

NORD’s newest expansion will help the company increase the company’s capacity and ensure a continued short lead time delivery. The company currently delivers 22% of customer orders same day or next day, and 44% within five working days, including custom orders.

Expanding its U.S. production capabilities, NORD also added a $6.2 million building expansion and new paint line in Wisconsin last year.

 “We continue to grow, so we almost tripled our capacity with our new paint line,” said Torsten Schultz, president of NORD’s U.S. operations. “On a daily basis, we currently assemble on average 650 gear units and 300 motors. We’re also expanding our facility on Charlotte, North Carolina, by 15,000 square feet this year.”

Schultz said one of the reasons for NORD’s success is its strong engineering support and customer service. The company employs about two dozen engineers that help customers create solutions for their power transmission challenges.

“Our top business growth areas are in the warehouse logistics, airports, food and beverage industry, and the grain industry,” Schultz said. “So whether customers are designing new baggage handling systems, conveyors for warehouses, or mixing tanks for food processing, NORD offers engineering support.”

In Waunakee, NORD employs 325 people. Across the United States, NORD employs nearly 425 people.

“With our continuing growth, we’re always looking for talented people to join our team,” Schultz said. “Come grow with us. We offer a great work environment for customer service, administrative, sales, technical and production people.”