For half a century, NEDCON has been a global leader in the world of storage systems. A world in which automation and robotics are booming, customer’s requirements are changing and standards keep getting higher. In this world, we are continually developing our products and services. With the market and often ahead of the market. And always with the interests of our customers in mind.
Two entrepreneurs and friends, Ruud Hollander and Hans Stegweg, founded NEDCON in Deventer in the late 60 's. The start of a success story. Hollander’s extensive technical talent and Stegweg’s adventurous and creative mind formed a winning combination. Their collaboration resulted in a renewed approach and innovative products that caught on.
Production has started of own upright- and beam profiles. This first production line was located at NEDCON's former building in Deventer and was subsequently moved to Doetinchem. The entire production is now taking place in Pardubice.
NEDCON quickly grew to become a renowned player, with customers from far and wide. In order to cope with increasing demand, the company looked for more space. Preferably in the Achterhoek (Dutch region). They found space in Doetinchem, on the site where the head office is still located.
The beamtype Miniload system is introduced. Until today, this is a highly succesful and widely sold racking system.
Hans Stegweg and Ruud Hollander reobtain a majority interest in NEDCON, after is has been part of the 'Lundex groep' for a while. Because of this development, the company entered the stock market in May 1990. It appears to be very succesful. The personnel closely followed the stock price by a so called stock market thermometer. Of course, this was made of own materials.
The economic development in Central Europe shifted up a gear and NEDCON saw its chance to enter new markets there. Stegweg and Hollander decided to build a factory in the Czech town of Pardubice, a hundred kilometers from Prague. It opened its doors in 1996. Now all of NEDCON’s production is carried out there.
Since 2004, NEDCON has been part of voestalpine. This large industrial concern from Austria is involved in steel production, automotive industries and railway systems, among other things. Within this exceptionally stable environment, NEDCON has a high degree of freedom. As well as every opportunity to innovate and professionalize.
Because shuttles see the light of day, NEDCON decides to develop a new racking concept in order to keep growing.
With the arrival of the new robotic line in the factory in Pardubice, NEDCON is assured of a huge improvement in technology and ergonomics. The production process of the components is much more flexible and these robots can carry out the work with higher risks. These new robots weld the standard beams. We use this for the construction of our pallet racks.
For half a century, NEDCON has taken a solid position in the steel industry and has been developing the iconic products in the way everybody recognizes them today. Always of exceptional quality, reliable and applicable to any storage issue. Customers from all over the world know their way to NEDCON and this world is always changing. Robotization and automation require continuous development and this is what we do. Always with you, the customer, in mind.
In the last quarter of 2020, a new profiling line was put into operation at the production site in Pardubice (Czech Republic). This new line is in line with our concept of "dedicated production lines" that are specialized for product families. The big difference with the old line is that it allows us to change product dimensions without physically rebuilding the line. This means a very fast changeover among different products. This, in combination with a higher production speed, leads to higher production efficiency and capacity.
The NEDCON head office is located in Doetinchem (The Netherlands). We also have our own production facility in Pardubice (Czech Republic) and there are NEDCON offices in various European countries and the United States.