MRO Magazine

NKE Austria moves into new headquarters in Steyr

Steyr, Austria -- Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH completed and moved into its new headquarters in the indust...


July 9, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Steyr, Austria — Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH completed and moved into its new headquarters in the industrial park Stadtgut Steyr in June 2009. More than 15 million euro have been invested in the new works, which has a floor space of more than 10,000 square metres.


The new headquarters consist of a 3,000-square-metre office wing, a 6,000-square-metre production hall and a 1,300-square-metre automatic high rack warehouse.



The new facilities enable NKE to have better manufacturing capacities, including ‘small-lot production’, as well as more efficient logistics.


“With the new works we can double our capacity and are significantly more flexible”, says Heimo Ebner, NKE’s commercial managing director, about the benefits of the new plant.


NKE has access to a 35,000-square-metre lot in the industrial park Stadtgut Steyr, which will secure long-term expansion plans. NKE plans to increase the workforce in Steyr from 180 people currently to about 230 in the next three to five years.


Due to the company’s fast expansion, a fourth extension of the old site in Steyr-Gleink was planned in 2007. However, considering the fact that the old location would limit long-term development, NKE’s management decided to build a new production plant in the Stadtgut Steyr industrial park. “Eventually the soft facts made us decide for Steyr”, says Ebner. “Seventy per cent of our employees come from Steyr and the brand NKE is closely connected with Steyr.”


At its Steyr base in Austria, bearing specialist NKE employs 180 people, offering both standard and special bearings for all industrial applications. In addition to product development and application engineering, NKE provides a full range of technical services and training. NKE’s products are distributed through 15 international representative offices and more than 240 distribution outlets in 60 countries. In Canada, NKE products are distributed through Global Bear Inc. of Montreal.