In 1959 Ronald Anson founded Norden Body Works, engineering custom motor vehicle bodies and supplying hydraulic fittings.

Due to increasing demand Norden expanded to include chassis modifications, tipping bodies, custom built semi-trailers, curtain side bodies and agricultural hydraulic fittings. In 1982 Norden Body Works diversified, creating Norden Conversion, providing wheelchair conversions to motor vehicles to enable wheelchair access. Norden Hydraulic Connections was made a separate entity in 1986 to cater for the growth of the hydraulic couplings market supplying a wide range of fluid conveying products. Since then the Norden Group added Norden RV to distribute recreational vehicle products for the leisure vehicle industry. RV products are used in vehicles from caravans and motorhomes to 4WD vehicles.