A success story spanning 75+ years

Founded in 1947, Novem can look back on a success story that spans decades. Right from the start, the emphasis has been on the production of high-quality wood trim elements for the premium segment of the automotive industry. Since then, we have constantly expanded, tapped into new markets and steadily grown our product and material portfolio.


First order for exterior trim


Innovation in lighting & function


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.