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Success Story

NOFFZ Technologies is a company that has changed constantly throughout its history going back more than 30 years. We’ll also continue to change in the future and continue to promote our growth. In each phase of our history, we’ve always been open toward new developments and changes in the market and adapt to them quickly. For that very reason, today we belong to the 100 moist innovative mid-sized companies in Germany and are internationally established with nine locations on three continents.

Celebrate 35 years of NOFFZ Technologies with us

It all started in a basement

Our (brief) history

Wilfried Noffz, communications technology engineer, founded the company known today as NOFFZ Technologies in 1989.

As an employee of the Philips company at that time, he began this as a secondary job and later took the chance to become a freelancer: At the beginning, he developed complete measuring systems, programmed software, and developed suitable hardware in the small basement of his home. His extensive skills were impressive, and his first customer was a giant in the industry: the Philips factory in Wetzlar, which at that time produced cassette drives for the automobile sector. Other notable companies such as Grundig and Nokia followed suit, building on his expertise. From then on, things continued to go uphill for the little company, although it was still rough here and there with a few setbacks.

But little by little, quite a few employees were hired and the first large company building was purchased.

Today’s managing director, engineer Markus Solbach, moved to NOFFZ in 2007. With his help, the company expanded strongly in the coming years and opened the first additional locations. This laid the foundation for many additional forward-looking assignments.

Today, NOFFZ is represented with a total of nine locations in Germany, Mexico, China, Mexico, Hungary, and Serbia and has an extensive partner network. Due to strong company growth, additional workplaces were created at the headquarters in Tönisvorst: We moved into the NOFFZ Campus in summer 2023.

We really value what we’ve been able to achieve so far and know full well that our employees were largely responsible for that. This makes cooperating as a team, dealing respectfully with each other, and a good working environment especially important for us. I’m convinced that the managing directors Tobias Noffz, Markus Solbach and Manuel von Helden will continue to lead the company with empathy and commitment.

Growth Course

Our milestones

We’re forging ahead with globalization and innovation

35th company anniversary

We are celebrating our 35th company anniversary!

We`re moving!
NOFFZ Campus

We are now happy to welcome you in our NOFFZ Campus, Vorster Straße 238.

TOP 100 Innovator
Another TOP 100 award for NOFFZ
We could convince again! NOFFZ again receives the TOP 100 seal and thus continues to be one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.
Expansion course
Growth 2022
NOFFZ continues to grow steadily and continues its rapid expansion course. This year, we were able to add many new colleagues, bringing our total number of employees to more than 200. And it doesn't stop there. We continue to hire!
Start of construction of the state-of-the-art NOFFZ Campus
The biggest milestone to date in the company's more than 30-year history: A future-oriented new building is being constructed in Tönisvorst on a site area of 15,500 square meters, which will be both a development and production center. In the final stage of development, more than 300 employees will find their workplace there.
Generation change of the management
After 33 years, company founder Wilfried Noffz hands over his company to a well-established team. His son Tobias Noffz, Markus Solbach and Manuel von Helden form the management team as of 01.07.22 as a trio.
TOP 100 Innovator
NOFFZ is awarded as TOP 100 Innovator
Award as TOP 100 Innovator 2022 as one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.
Company of the Year
NOFFZ wins "Company of the Year Award 2021" from Frost & Sullivan
Awarded Company of the Year 2021 in the field of Radar Test Systems, Automotive, Europe by Frost & Sullivan.
New location in Serbia
Opening of a new manufacturing and development facility in Serbia
NOFFZ-Forsteh opens a new location with manufacturing and development facility in Belgrade, Serbia with some 1000 m2.
The next generation
Tobias Noffz appointed managing director
Together with his partners Markus Solbach and Manuel von Helden, Tobias Noffz will lead the company in the next generation. In his role as Managing Director he is responsible for Finance & HR.
New location in China
Expansion of the Suzhou site in China
Relocation to a new building with attached manufacturing. NOFFZ Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. offers even more space for development, manufacturing and customer visits.
New location in the USA
Opening of an additional sales office in Detroit, USA.
Expanding our global presence with a new location in Detroit, Michigan in the USA.
Global presence expanded
Establishment of the new organization NOFFZ-Forsteh Technologies d.o.o. in Belgrade, Serbia
NOFFZ Group increases the number of its foreign subsidiaries to eight locations worldwide! With the majority shareholding in "NOFFZ-Forsteh-Technologies d.o.o" NOFFZ gains a team of renowned specialists in Belgrade, Serbia. The acquisition and establishment of the new organization NOFFZ-Forsteh Technologies d.o.o. provides NOFFZ with additional engineering and manufacturing capabilities with industry-recognized expertise.
Subsidiary NOFFZ USA
Establishment of a subsidiary in the USA
Subsidiary NOFFZ Technologies USA Inc. established with new location in Austin.
Succession settled
The company in the next generation
Markus Solbach and Manuel von Helden are appointed managing directors and a succession arrangement is made: Together with Tobias Noffz, they will continue to lead the company in the next generation.
New location in Mexico
Sales offices in Juárez in Mexico
Opening of another Mexican sales office in Juárez.
Subsidiary NOFFZ China
Foundation of a subsidiary in China
Establishment of the subsidiary NOFFZ Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in China and opening of the site in Suzhou.
New International Locations
Opening of new locations in Europe
NOFFZ opens new locations in Munich, Budapest and Hungary.
Platinum Alliance Partner
Appointment as Platinum Alliance Partner
Awarded Platinum Alliance Partner status by National Instruments.
UTP-Tester registered trademark
Trademark registration UTP-Tester
Registration of various UTP testers as a protected trademark.
UTP Plattform
Development of the UTP platform
Implementation of a highly innovative platform strategy for test systems.
Important reinforcement
NOFFZ receives an important reinforcement
Graduate engineer Markus Solbach joins NOFFZ from National Instruments.
Location Tönisvorst
Main location Tönisvorst
Move to the new future-oriented location in Tönisvorst.
Partnership with NI
National Instruments
Partnership with National Instruments.
Company foundation
NOFFZ Company foundation
Company foundation by graduate engineer Wilfried Noffz.