Timeline company NORD

1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2015
2018

1963

Foundation of NORD

Construction and commissioning in 1963 of the "Donetsk Refrigeration Plant" (today JSC "NORD") in Donetsk (Ukraine). Its design capacity at the time of launch was 71 thousand refrigerators per year.

1963

The first refrigerator

Manufacturing of the first prototype refrigerator "Donbass"

1964

Beginning of batch production

Production of 8600 Donbass refrigerators by the end year

1970

New design of the refrigerator

The first batch of new Donbass-3 refrigerators with a capacity of 180 liters was produced: a rectangular shape with a magnetic shutter of the door

1977

Expansion of a model range

The transformation Donetsk plant of refrigerators into the Donetsk Production Association "Elektrobytmash", which included the "Donetsk Refrigeration Plant" Mariupol and Melitopol factories of washing machines, Donetsk Plant «Stamps and form», Krasnoarmeisk Plant «Electricmotor». The annual output – 264 200 units, is made five models of single-chamber refrigerators.

1987

Appointment of Landyk V.I. as the CEO

The second reconstruction of the plant in Donetsk was started, which provides for the possibility of producing two- and multi-compartment refrigerators and freezers

1988

Created Ukrainian Research and Design Institute of Household Engineering

The Special Design Bureau (SKB) was created, which later developed all NORD technology, called the Donetsk Institute of Refrigeration Technology (DIRT), the Ukrainian Research and Design Institute of Household Engineering (UKRNIIBYTMASH) in different years.

1989

Production of the two-chamber refrigerator is developed

   

1991

Release of the first three-door NORD 225

Release of the first three-door NORD 225 refrigerator 1785 mm high, with a total amount of 350 liters, with a net volume of freezer of 45 liters and the capacity of the vegetable camera equipped with a separate door – 45 liters

1991

Transformation of the Donetsk production association Elektrobytmash into the joint stock company NORD

DPO "Elektrobytmash" (formerly Donetsk Refrigeration Plant) was transformed for the first time in the CIS into a joint-stock company "NORD"       

1992

The first refrigerator with polyurethane foam insulation

The second reconstruction of the plant in Donetsk was completed, which made it possible to produce refrigerators and freezers of a fundamentally new panel structure, with polyurethane foam insulation instead of fiberglass

1992

The start of the serial production of NORD cookers

Construction of a plant for the production of household cookers in Donetsk (Ukraine), the start of the serial production of NORD cookers.

1993

The opening of a new plant from the production of refrigerators in Yelenovka

   Opening of the new plant on production of single-chamber refrigerators in Olenivka (Donetsk Region, Ukraine). Design capacity of 100000 units a year.

1993

For the first time in the CIS, the production of freezers

      

1994

Opening in Jordan of coproduction of home refrigerators

   

1996

Start of production of industrial equipment

The beginning of production of air conditioners, in the beginning home, in a consequence industrial for locomotives, excavators, easels, etc.

1998

The beginning of production of trade refrigerating technique

The beginning of production of trade refrigerating technique under the INTER brand

2001

Complete reconstruction and modernization of production in Donetsk

Conducting a complete reconstruction and modernization of production in Donetsk, the plant was equipped with equipment and technologies from leading world manufacturers

2002

Obtaining an international quality certificate ISO 9001

Obtaining the international certificate of quality of ISO 9001 by the plant in the following areas: "Design, manufacture, implementation and service of refrigerators, deep freezes, compressors".

2003

NEW compressors BONO

The plant of compressors is constructed and put into operation. JSC Nord together with the Italian firm BONO developed and launched essentially new compressor in production. Certification of system, quality according to requirements of the international standard from the ISO 9000 series

2004

A new generation of NORD refrigerators with A +

A new generation of NORD refrigerators is created, working in the energy consumption class - A +, in accordance with the international standard EN-153

2006

Beginning of production of boilers

Beginning of production of boilers with a volume of 50, 80 and 100 liters.

2008

The introduction of the "Nord production method" system

The introduction of the "Nord production method" system (based on the world known Toyota method - "kaizen" The main priority of the system is QUALITY and lean production). New step of development by which NORD - production of stoves for the Swiss concern Electrolux under the Zanussi brand on the production equipment of the plant rose. The automatic computer system of collection and monitoring of information which is connected to the pipeline of gas stoves is implemented. In it it is possible to see all information on a plate: gas and electrical parameters, pressure, gas leak, insulation resistance, breakthrough and other. Information is stored in the database within 15 years.

2010

The launch of a new refrigeration equipment manufacturing

The launch of a new refrigeration equipment manufacturing facility in Matveyev Kurgan (Russia)

2012

Release of the first refrigerator with the No Frost system in Ukraine

Release of the first refrigerator with the No Frost system in Ukraine and the launch of mass production

2013

Issue of a limited series of retro-refrigerators DONBASS

   

2013

50-th anniversary of NORD

   

2015

Opening of a new headquarters in Kramatorsk (Ukraine)

Search for a new high-tech production site, in connection with the conservation of the plant in Donetsk (Ukraine). Opening of a new headquarters in Kramatorsk (Ukraine)

2016

Signing of the contract with Midea Group (PRC)

Signing of the contract with the leader global manufacturers of household appliances, in particular on production of the refrigerating equipment - Midea Group (PRC)

2017

Beginning of production of refrigerators and trade equipment in Hefei and Guangzhou (China)

Beginning of production of NORD refrigerators and INTER trade equipment in Hefei and Guangzhou (China) according to the constructive and technological documentation of PJSC "NORD". Release of a new model range of refrigerators with the Total No FROST system and highly efficient class of energy consumption A ++, chests-freezers from 60 to 300 l.

2018

Signing for 15 years of "the social and moral code" on quality with the MIDEA company

Signing for 15 years of "the social and moral code" on quality with the MIDEA company

2018

Expansion of a line of chest-freezers INTER

Release of new models in amount of 350, 400 and 500 l. Increase in a complete guarantee up to 2 years

2018

Begin the production of "smart" freezing equipment

Start of production and sales of the new chest-freezer INTER L 500 E with electronic control. In comparison with usual models "E" - a series consumes 45% less energy.

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