Nexen Group, Inc.

Who we are

At Nexen Group, Inc., our heritage is built on producing technically superior products while providing the highest level of customer support. As a leading manufacturer of precision motion control components, power transmission and web tension control products, Nexen works to remain at the forefront of cutting edge engineering and production excellence.

Our production capabilities include computerized control and testing systems, dry cutting applications, special coating processes, over 80 multi-axis precision CNC machine tools and automated assembly. Committed to continual improvement processes, the company's quality management system meets the standards and rigors of ISO 9001:2008. Nexen works in accordance with the tenants of these internationally recognized groups - CE, REACH and RoHS.

By working with Nexen, our customers experience innovations that adhere to industry specifications, optimize their metrics and provide solutions focused on increased uptime, longer machine life and reduced maintenance.

Nexen products touch industries where applications improve lives, maximize equipment performance, improve efficiencies, minimize waste, reduce costs and enhance the environment. These industries include, aerospace, robotics, medical machine tool, automotive, factory automation, packaging and material handling.

Nexen Group, Inc. is headquartered in Vadnais Heights, MN, with our manufacturing facility located in Webster, WI. Nexen products can be found through worldwide sales and distributor outlets.


Nexen Europe Group
Koningin Astridlaan 59, bus 12
1780 Wemmel, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-461-0260

Japan / South Korea / Taiwan

Nexen Japan Group
3-3-1-403, Midori-Cho
Fucho-City, Tokyo 183 Japan
Phone: 81-423-36-6533

Australia / South East Asia / New Zealand

Norman G. Clark (A/Asia) Pty. Ltd.
44 Kylta Road
West Heidelberg, Victoria 3081 Australia
Phone: 61-3-9450-8200

Our values

Nexen Group, Inc. traces its origins to 1902 when a manufacturing firm called Horton was founded. In 1951, Hugh Schilling, Sr. and three investors purchased Horton and its assets. During that time, the company focused on manufacturing industrial pneumatic clutches and brakes.

Over the years, Horton Manufacturing evolved into two distinct product lines - industrial products (power transmission, motion control and web control systems) and diesel vehicle components. In January 1999, Horton split into two separate companies. Hugh (Hutch) K. Schilling, Jr. acquired the industrial products business and renamed it Nexen Group, Inc., in June 1999.

Long recognized around the world as the industry leader in pneumatic clutch and brake technology, Nexen Group, Inc., has continued to develop and evolve its product line while remaining true to its roots. The newest star in the Linear Motion Control product line is the Roller Pinion System serving such industries as aerospace, machine tool and solar energy. With a commitment to solving customer applications through innovative products and solutions, Nexen remains the favorite of OEM’s and end users alike all over the world.

Solving customer applications begins with Nexen’s world-class technical team approach: sales team members who are consultative and an in-house customer service group whose collective years in the industry are unequaled, combined with cutting edge engineers who welcome every challenge and a goal-focused, zero tolerance production team that embodies the hard work ethic of its Midwest roots.

Always visionary, Nexen invests in its facility, its people and its community. It’s a stewardship that comes full circle. Investments in new equipment in Nexen’s state-of-the-art production facility in Webster, Wisconsin; continuing education of its employees, granting scholarships to Nexen families, community outreach with United Way programs and a committed focus on leaving a legacy with LEED and Green initiatives.

Nexen Group, Inc., remains a privately-held, family-owned company with global headquarters in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, a part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, with sales offices in Europe, Japan and Australia offering distribution worldwide.