Over seven decades of company history

The first company name

Company founder chief engineer Erwin Müller (*04.10.1903 †04.10.1997) and his wife

The Primus stapler – one of the first products from the Novus brand

His wife Ursula Müller was the first employee

The first production site in a former German armed forces barrack

The company‘s first products were office supplies

1945     Company is founded by Erwin Müller
1949     Novus staplers go into production
1952     emco bathroom accessories go into production
1960     emco roll-up and swimming pool gratings go into production
1968     Dipl.-Ing. Harald Müller joins the company
1972     emco enters the air-conditioning sector, production set up in Werk II plant
1977     Harald Müller takes over responsibility for the group’s management
1979     Erwin Müller is awarded the Cross of Merit with ribbon of the Federal
             Republic of Germany
1990     The product range and production spaces are extended
1994     Start of production in France and the Czech Republic quality management
             is introduced (DIN EN ISO 9001)
2002     Dahle Bürotechnik is taken over
2007     Majority shareholding in C/R/O/®
2008     emco novus Middle East founded in Dubai, Christian Gnaß joins the
             management board of the Erwin Müller Group
2009     Formation emco Novus International Ltd., Hongkong 
2010     Full takeover of C/R/O/®, second plant opened in China, EFIA GmbH and
             emco electroroller GmbH are founded
2011     Production begins in Turkey

2012     Research and development centre inaugurated in Werk I plant in Lingen,
             merger of Novus Dahle GmbH & Co. KG, Harald Müller is awarded with
             the Cross of Merit of Lower Saxony

2013     emco Elektroroller service centre enlarged, the production sites in
             Dampierre, France and Chuzhou, China, are expanded   

2014     The company is renamed in recognition of its internationalisation: the
             Erwin Müller Group Lingen becomes the emco Group

2015      A third plant opens in China, Harald Müller passes away on 18/12,
             Christian Gnaß takes over as chair of the management board

2017     Daniel Sarbandi joins the management board, Fraas Spiegel GmbH & Co.
             KG is taken over

2018     Takeover of the business divisions of Kampmann Ltd., Akzente is taken

              Renaming of companies bad, bau und Novus Dahle 

              Formation Shenzhen Novus Dahle Culture Products Co. Ltd., China,
              Formation emco Nordic ApS Copenhagen, Dänemark und emco Sweden
              filial, Sweden

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