In 2011 NOCH celebrated its 100th anniversary. It certainly cannot be taken for granted that a company can celebrate its centenary.
In 1911 the company was founded as a plumber workshop in Saxony, it got over two World Wars in the last 100 years and also over the escape from the nationalization in the German Democratic Republic. During the last 75 years NOCH has manufactured items for model landscaping. In the beginning model railway items only were sold supplementarily, later the own manufacture has been started and slowly but continuously today’s company has been developed. NOCH, being located in Wangen/Allgäu for 50 years now, is managed in the fourth generation by Dr. Rainer Noch and currently employs more than 80 persons.
In our company and product history of 100 years you can find many technical innovations and products having revolutionized the model landscaping. Best examples are the vacuum thermoforming layouts in 1961, the first electrostatically flocked grass mat in 1963, in 1983 the super realistic hard foam portals and since 2005 the Gras-Master® supporting every modeller in creating a perfect greenery. Also in our jubilee year we venture again into the area of modern technology and innovative production methods: The new Laser-Cut+ buildings were a turning point in modern model building. It is not a surprise that such decisive innovations are developed by NOCH: Already in 1949 NOCH presented first model buildings made by hand.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much. Only your loyalty towards the NOCH brand enables us to celebrate our 100th anniversary. That is why we want to celebrate this event with you. We have prepared some special highlights for the jubilee year, amongst others our Open Day on 29 May 2011 in Wangen/Allgäu. Come and visit us!
We wish you a lot of fun with model landscaping also in future!
Your entire NOCH Team