Successful IPO Novem Group S.A.
First sustainability report is published
Market expands to include first Hyundai platform Genesis
New design centre and logistics building opens in Vorbach
“Self-healing” PUR system is developed
Sensor technology is developed
Location opens in Mexico. Ownership changes to Bregal
A laminated veneer is launched, a material mix consisting of wood and aluminium
Launch of LeanWood technology. Site opens in China
Launch of PUR technology. First aluminium surface from Eschenbach
New locations open in Italy, the Czech Republic and Honduras
We equip the first BMW 7 Series, which is still an integral part of our portfolio
The market expands as regards innovation and design in car interiors
We equip the BMW 502 V8, predecessor of the BMW 7 Series
Founding of the company
What once started with the production of steering wheels made of natural wood expanded to include the manufacture of belt lines, centre consoles, dashboards and door linings. Novem grew and expanded. First, European locations opened in the Czech Republic and Italy, followed by overseas locations in Honduras, Mexico and China. As a supplier of wood trim elements, Novem has always been determined to take advantage of its business opportunities, developing into a world leader in the manufacture of exquisite high-end products for car interiors. We at Novem are encouraged to continue on this successful path between tradition and progress by winning the BMW Innovation Award, Daimler Supplier Award, GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award, Hyundai Supplier of the Year Award and a number of other prizes. It is precisely this combination of traditional quality and innovation that has positioned the Novem Group to become the worldwide leading manufacturer of high-quality trim elements and decorative function elements. In our design centre, “Novem Interior World”, we also work on ideas for new and sustainable surfaces. Novem has partnered with Bregal Unternehmenskapital as a majority shareholder since 2011 to work towards a successful future.