|1911||Oswald Noch founds his plumbers workshop in Glauchau (Saxony).|
|1930||Erich Noch founds the "Engineering Office NOCH“ as a subsidiary of his father's workshop.|
|1935||The company moves to 5 Nikolai Street and starts distributing Märklin model railways.|
NOCH starts selling model buildings manufactured by its resident carpenter Hecker.
|1940||As Erich Noch has been conscripted, he suspended the company in Glauchau until the end of the War.|
After the War Erich Noch returns from the captivity and starts the company again. To earn money he builds complete model railway layouts for rich customers.
|1949||The first NOCH Catalogue is published including its own products including tunnels and background models. At the end of the year the first NOCH model railway rolling stock is available.|
|1953||First participation in the spring fair in Leipzig.|
Under the pressure of the socialistic government of the GDR NOCH nearly collapses. But the company remains because of private loans.
In September Erich Noch escapes from the GDR and restarts the business in Maisach near Munich. Here he builds ready-made model railway layouts for private customers.
|In Nuremberg NOCH presents his new product range at the Toy Fair for the first time. Except for the model railway rolling stock all of the products were designed in Glauchau.|
The company NOCH relocates to Wangen in the Allgäu region. For the first time model railroad tunnels are manufactured using modern vacuum thermoforming technology,
|1963/64||Electrostatically covered grass mats are launched.|
Peter Noch, the son of Erich Noch, develops highly detailed NOCH injection moulded trees.
|1971||Owing to its increasing success NOCH has an extension to its factory to enlarge the production.|
|1978||NOCH brings the model building series to an end.|
The development of an innovative hardfoam allows the first production of extremely realistic walls and tunnel portals. This new material enables NOCH also to start a new business with sales displays.
|1984||NOCH simplifies the construction of model landscapes with its new TERRA-FORM system.|
||In the late 1970´s Peter Noch, Erich’s son, joined the company. Together, father and son managed the company until Erich died in 1989.|
|1997||The fourth generation, Dr. Rainer Noch, joins the company. He launches the NOCH model figures.|
|2005||NOCH introduces the revolutionary Gras-Master® that makes it possible for all to electrostatically cover model landscapes with grass fibres.|
|2007||The first series of delicate accessories manufactured with the modern Laser-Cut technology are produced.|
||A new office is built.|
||Another new production hall ist added.|
30 years after the end of model buildings NOCH launches own model buildings. The Laser-Cut+ houses set a new quality benchmark.
||NOCH celebrates its 100th anniversary|
We thank Mr. Jens Riesner from the company Historica for his research about our company history.