The novia founder Werner Schotte began working for himself in 1977 with the commercial agency of an Italian manufacturer of spray pumps that were supplied to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
In 1984 contacts were established for the first time with suppliers in China and in the same year a company was founded in Hong Kong: The first step to the emerging trade in consumer goods for everyday needs, which were delivered in large quantities to discount stores and coffee chain stores.
With the establishment of novia GmbH & Co. KG in the year 2000, the transformation from a business which was exclusively a trading company to a technology partner of manufacturing industry was completed.
The range of services was expanded to include the entire value-added chain. SMI/VMI/KANBAN etc. have become everyday concepts for novia.
Certification according to ISO 9001:2008 by the Technical Inspection Service (TÜV) of the Rhineland. novia has examined and described its entire business processes, driven by the aim of becoming even better and taking account of its demand for continuous improvement.
Mr Bernd Hennecke, who has been a Managing Director of novia GmbH & Co. KG since 2008 together with Mr Werner Schotte, is taking over 50% of the shares in the business.
Bits and bytes Since 2014, we have been combining all business processes of the corporate group in an ERP system.
In cooperation with China Telecom, we are focusing on even faster and more secure communications with China.
Opening of new offices in Shenzhen & Kaiping.
novia Handels GmbH & Co. KG
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