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Nordson Celebrates Founders Day

This year’s Founders’ Day Celebration: Celebrating a Global Organization

Nordson started a celebration of our 62nd anniversary on our Founders’ Day, October 11. This year, Nordson employees are celebrating our global team and the international growth that makes Nordson’s history so rich. Here you’ll find serial installments of the story of our global expansion. Stay tuned for more to come throughout the month. 

Installment Number 1: The Beginning

It Started in Amherst, Ohio: Planting Our Roots, and Branching Out
In the late 1940s, in an effort to look beyond a screw machine business that wasn’t performing well, Walter G. Nord and his sons Eric and Evan Nord came up with a long-term strategy to ensure their business’s future. A postwar environment saw the decline of U.S. Automatic Corporation, and the men wanted to keep their employees working... (Read More)

Installment Number 2: Moving Across the Pond

How We Established a Model for Future International Growth
In the 1950s, Nordson’s installed base in Europe mostly existed because of US and Canadian customers who shipped equipment to plants outside of North America. This would often happen before we were even selling or shipping directly to that area... (Read More)

Installment 3: Opposite Sides of the Earth

How We Expanded in Asia Pacific and Latin America    
While we were still focused on growing Europe in the late 1960s, something very important was going on in Japan... (Read More)

Installment 4: Continuing European Growth

Opportunities Grew When the Wall Came Down
In 1985, Nordson entered the Scandinavian region of Europe with the acquisition of ICAB Gothenburg in Sweden, adding a new finishing technology to the Nordson product line, and a Swedish office and manufacturing facility in Scandinavia... (Read More) 

Installment 5: A Modern Global Company

Expanding our reach and our product offerings

Nordson’s global expansion continued into the 1980s, and then into the 1990s and 2000s, with additional subsidiaries in China, India, South Africa and Russia. Nordson received our second award for exports, the President’s E Star Award, in 1989 for increasing trade abroad. We were seeing success both domestically and internationally. But we weren’t done yet... (Read More)