Global market leader
NGI has grown to become the global market leader for hygienic components due to our continuously high involvement in our customers’ businesses and needs.
The combination of thorough advice and extensive industry knowledge enable us to offer a comprehensive and innovative product range of all types of adjustable leveling systems.
Our deep insight into the various sectors within the machine manufacturing and food processing industries makes us a value-adding partner with focus on consulting, training and knowledge sharing.
NGI is the only company in the world being able to offer 3-A, EHEDG and USDA certified hygienic leveling feet and bearing houses. In addition to this highly specialized product portfolio, NGI also offers a complete range of standard leveling feet such as plastic feet, solid feet and fully-threaded feet.
Our dialogue with technicians, engineers and purchasers at machine builders as well as brand owners worldwide enables us to take responsibility for improving our customers’ competitiveness.
Today, NGI is represented in more than 50 countries.
NGI was founded back in 1972, as Nordjysk Gummi Industri by manufacturer and engineer Knud Nygaard. The company manufactured rubber and metal compounds - especially in stainless steel, which was used in the food and pharmaceutical industry, among other things.
Due to increasing sales on the export market, Nordjysk Gummi Industri changed its name to NGI. In 1990, NGI moves to the current locations Virkelyst 5 in Nørresundby to get more space.
Today, NGI is a highly specialized niche company that supplies hygienic components such as levelling feet, castors, bearing housings, etc. to machine builders and brand owners around the world.
In 2008 a generational handover was completed, so the North Jutland growth company today is being managed by Jan Nygaard, the son of the founder.
In 2018 the Habasit Group acquired the majority stake in NGI – being part of Habasit’s global network NGI will be able to expand its market coverage and product portfolio at an accelerated rate.
In 2018 in accordance to our vision, NGI Hygienic leveling system became NGI Hygienic Components, symbolizing the expansion of our previous product range, changing from a single product segment, into a new uniqe assortment of high quality certified hygienic components.
Our customers can now at NGI source several different certified hygienic components for their machinery and equipment. NGI will continue to add new hygienic components to its growing portfolio.
NGI plans to continue the positive development and to exploit the significant growth potential at an international level. Customers and suppliers can look forward to a continuation of the company’s quality and service level and a further professionalization of its operations.
NGI is the company-specialist when it comes to hygienic components for machines and equipment used in the food, dairy, brewery and pharmaceutical industries. Basically, applications with the strictest requirements for hygiene and cleaning.
Our innovative and patented solutions are specifically designed to comply with the strictest demands for clean and hygienic production environments and are certified according to the 3A hygiene standard 88-00 and the EHEDG hygiene standard TYPE EL-CLASS 1.
Hygienic machine feet like the ZH and XH series are easy to clean, enabling the end-user to reduce the consumption of water and energy in the cleaning process to an absolute minimum - saving both time and money.
The environmental and financial aspects are important focus areas for our customers as well as NGI. We have considerably reduced our consumption of raw materials and energy in our production and distribution facilities.
Machine feet, bearing houses and casters are one of the most important supplementary components for machinery and equipment.
We always strive for the highest standard of excellence in our product development, focusing not only on the fundamental requirements such as stability under load, vibration absorption capacity and the ability to fix the foot onto the floor - but also on the importance of sealing moveable parts, adjustability without exposing the threads, absence of unnecessary corners and edges, and the best possible design for facilitating cleaning.
Machines, equipment and individual components have to be suited to the production environments in which they function. A dry production environment requires different machine feet than a wet production environment, which is different from the machine feet used in a clean room environment.
Our research and dialogue with customers/partners all over the world have also identified bearing houses and leveling casters as weak points in many production facilities. They’re difficult to clean. They’re potential cross contaminators. And they break down due to wear and tear. Our bearing houses are fitted with a patented waterproof sealing that blocks out dirt and bacteria, allow 3 degrees misalignment and can be equipped with a high-performance ceramic bearing. This waterproof construction extends the lifetime of the bearing with up to 10 times compared to bearing houses currently on the market. The new hygienic casters are easy to clean from all angles due to a one-sided fork housing design and smooth and drainable surfaces.
The hygienic bearing houses from NGI are the only bearing houses in the world certified by USDA, EHEDG and 3-A design standards. The hygienic casters are the only patented casters in the world following USDA, EHEDG and 3-A design principles. Both products are designed for quick and easy installation as a plug n play solution that can simply substitute current unhygienic components.
To us, the compatibility principle is just as important as the load capacity and the right choice of material. This is one of the reasons why NGI has grown to be a world-leading supplier of hygienic components in the industries we serve.
As a customer you can enjoy the advantage of receiving every type of machine foot from a single source. If your requirements are not fulfilled by our standard solutions, our engineers are able to create customized solutions to meet your specific requirements.
An excellent warehouse management system assures you the best possible terms of delivery. Same day shipment is the norm for our standard leveling feet.
Flexibility and opportunities - NGI has a vast and flexible product portfolio, which is modularly assembled. This means that we are able to combine standard components exceeding one million combinations.
Therefore, we are always able to offer a combination suiting your needs and budget.
NGI is an organization in constant motion. We continuously optimize our products as well as our processes. The objective is to always remain a modern, dynamic and value-creating partner. At NGI we are not focused on competing with other companies...we determine the market standard.
This fact holds true when it comes to consulting, innovation and the characteristics and qualities of our individual products. Therefore, NGI always contributes to improving our customers’ competitiveness.
Want to know more about our products?
All NGI products are in stock and ready for immediate dispatch. Our lead time throughout the US is just 3-4 days.
NGI is an experienced manufacturer and consulting partner supplying machine builders worldwide.
Feel free to call us for non-binding advice regarding your specific project.
Steffen E. Pedersen
Vice President, US & Canada
Midwest. CA, CO, ID, IL, IN, MT, NE, ND, NV, SD, WA, WY, UT, W. Canada