Nord-Lock Group, a global provider in bolted solutions, has made a large investment in its pivot business — Expander — to better serve the needs of its global customer base.
Expander is the original solution for expanding pivot axles – supplying both First Fit and the aftermarket. These innovative pivot solutions are installed directly into the existing machine mounting without the need for welding or line boring, providing a permanent solution to lug wear.
The company’s production flow is now completely digitized, enabling high quantities of customer-unique orders to leave the factory within 48 hours. A newly expanded facility in Sweden, has increased in space by 130 percent to 3,500 m² – making room for modern manufacturing, a premium Technical Center, as well as high-volume order handling.
“Taking our market leading position to the next level requires us to invest heavily in production to meet customer demands,” said Thomas Persson, director of Expander System. ” Over the years, we have continued to build on our ability to provide tailor made solutions quickly and efficiently – our R&D department designs over 3,000 new systems every year and our Webshop includes over 80,000 pivot positions for different machine makes and models.”
Expander System has over 35 years of knowledge and experience as the original inventor of pivot pins with expanded sleeves. These pivot pioneers have now delivered over 1,5 million Expander Systems worldwide.
The factory expansion will allow Expander to increase its order volume by eight, and the new Pivot Performance Technical Center will further accelerate product development and support customer needs. The site will also become more sustainable due to the factory’s reduced energy consumption, improved worker environment, and lower carbon footprint.
Watch a video about Expander, here.