At the cutting edge of innovation
Global leader in high-end interiors
Novem, based in the German town of Vorbach, is a world leader in high quality trim elements and decorative function elements for car interiors. Our customers include the most prestigious automobile manufacturers in the premium segment, such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Maserati. They appreciate the innovative technology, exclusive quality and elegant design of our products.
Innovation leader in car interior design
We process high quality materials such as wood, aluminum, carbon, premium synthetics and leather. In addition, we create products using innovative materials such as porcelain and fiberglass. The result: Exclusivity, functionality and visual brilliance. These come together to create a unique blend of textures that are reflected in our high-end products (center consoles, instrument panels, door linings). Novem is represented in eleven locations worldwide and employs more than 6,500 people.
In the 2017 / 18 fiscal year we generated revenue around EUR 642 million. The trend is upward. Since 2011, the company has been under the ownership of the investment firm Bregal Unternehmerkapital, which is part of a family business established and developed over generations. The members of the Management Board are Günter Brenner and Dr. Johannes Burtscher. Dr. Stephan Kessel is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
has been the CEO of Novem since 2013. Before that he ran the European business of Autoliv. From 1990 to 2008, Mr. Brenner worked at TRW, most recently having global responsibility for the Occupant Safety Business.
Dr. Johannes Burtscher
has been the CFO of Novem since 2012. From 2007 to 2011 he held the same position at Rodenstock. Before that, he worked at the lighting technology company Zumtobel for many years.
Dr. Stephan Kessel
is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Novem. A chemist by training, he brings a wealth of experience from the automotive industry. He worked at Continental for many years, most recently as the CEO.