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No signs of slowing down as norelem hits 60-Year milestone

norelem, the renowned supplier of flexible standard components, systems and parts, is celebrating its 60-year anniversary with huge plans to expand and develop the talent of the future.

Founded in 1958, norelem is headquartered in Germany. The company supplies components for machine and plant construction across the world and is now represented in eight countries worldwide.

norelem started out as a French firm, Petite de Précision (PMP). PMP then became norelem SAS, and the first German branch was based in Stuttgart. norelem was originally known for precise and high-quality products for measuring technology, and this line of components still exists to this day in its portfolio.

In 1972, norelem published its first product catalogue for standard components. Now into 2018, this product catalogue has evolved into THE BIG GREEN BOOK, norelem’s all-encompassing book that contains over 38,000 parts. The catalogue was first produced in 2003 as a reference guide for design engineers and is now in its 15th edition.

Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, said, “Hitting the 60-year anniversary makes all of us at norelem incredibly proud. We started out from very humble beginnings, but every year we have expanded our product range, developed best practices and now we are a full-range provider to global organisations.

“We have always been focused on our customers and delivering what they want, when they want. That’s why we invest so much into stockholding. 98% of our 38,000 products are held in stock, ready for delivery next day.”

It’s not all about expansion and profit though. An inherent part of norelem’s philosophy is youth development. The global supplier regularly promotes projects from university students and technicians. norelem also provides free components and offers free technical presentations about fixture construction and drive technology through its initiative, the norelem ACADEMY.

“Only when we invest in talent today can we realise the ideas of tomorrow,” said Schneck. “We bring together the departments for the promotion of young talents, with training and workshops brought together under one roof.”

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