The first company name

Company founder chief engineer Erwin Müller (born 04/10/1903; died 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

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

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 over 

                 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,


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