Our Moi Factory and Headquarters
NorDan was founded in 1926 in Moi, the southern part of Rogaland in Norway, and despite our European expansion our headquarters remain here to this day. The 16,000 m2 Moi factory is the largest window factory in northern Europe and is a cornerstone in the community, employing a highly skilled workforce of around 400 people. It’s a real family affair; the factory is still owned by the founding Rasmussen family and several generations of local families work together in the factory.
A strict environmental policy is in place in the factory for the production process. On arrival, the timber is thoroughly inspected, before being put into production and vacuum treated. This protective process is the primary reason our windows come with a 20-year warranty against rot and fungal infection and survive the harshest winters. With a combination of precise robots and skilled operators the waste in the factory is kept to a minimum, as the raw material step by step is transformed into the components that make up a window. NorDan operates continuous improvement and that has been the case for the last 56 years.
What was originally known as the NorDan Perfekt window – now called the StormGuard – was designed and developed and is manufactured in the Moi Factory. It was created in 1962 by Johannes Rasmussen, grandfather of current managing director Tore Rasmussen, the original being a prototype with ball bearing mechanism instead of typical hinges. Over 5 million of these windows have been produced since it was invented. They are incredibly robust, with simple shoot bolt mechanism and treated high quality timber and require very little maintenance or call backs.
Our commitment to quality and efficiency from the very beginning in the Moi Factory to the present day has been instrumental in our success as a company and consequently our reputation for producing high performance windows and doors.