THE RUBBER SPECIALIST
Floor coverings from nora systems: Expertise in sustainability and design
nora systems GmbH develops, produces and distributes high-quality rubber floor coverings, steptreads and shoe components under the nora® brand. The Weinheim-based company was formed from Freudenberg Bausysteme KG in 2007, and as a global market leader has been shaping the development of rubber floor coverings for many years. In 2011, nora systems, with more than 1100 employees, generated sales of 196.7 million euros.
The production of nora floor coverings began in 1949 on an old vulcanising machine in the Freudenberg factory. The traditional company, based in Weinheim, which has made gaskets and shoe soles from rubber since the 1930s, was looking for an extra mainstay, and decided to start making rubber floor coverings. The new product was named after the inventor of the rubber formulation, the chemist Dr Nürnberger (Latin: noribergensis). With a global market share of more than 50 percent, nora systems is now the world's market leader in rubber floor coverings. The business has focused primarily on the property business in the health, education, transport, industry and public building sectors, as well as the retail trade and service sectors. All around the world, nora floor coverings from the norament and noraplan ranges represent the kind of quality that is "Made in Germany".
Creative room interior design with innovative developments High-quality natural and industrial rubbers form the basis of the nora floor coverings. They are mixed with naturally occurring minerals and with other components such as environmentally friendly colour pigments, drawn out to form blanks, pressed and then vulcanised with heat and high pressure. This process gives the coverings their resilient elastic properties and their durable surface. Even when heavily used, nora floor coverings show hardly any wear, and are not far from indestructible. Thanks to more ..