A Brief History
The Novus brand was created in Germany in 1949 as a division of Erwin Müller Group (EMCO) to produce staplers, soon becoming a leading innovator of stapling technology. In 1953 they developed the world’s first fully encased stapler with a design so supremely functional it remains virtually unchanged in the Executive Stapler line today.
Over the years, Novus refined its unique technology for new, innovative products like the flat-clinch and power-on-demand staplers to make daily work tasks easier and more efficient. Today Novus staplers are trusted worldwide for their durability and performance.
More recently, Novus expanded its work-life expertise into a new product line. The More Space System of products includes monitor arms, office lighting, and organizational accessories that make full use of limited workstation space and help improve productivity and comfort.
1949   Novus is founded by Erwin Müller to manufacture staplers
1952   The company patents the first “push button” staple loading mechanism
1953   Production of Novus stapler 53 (B6) (More than 6 million pieces sold so far)
1962   First production of staples
1978   Dahle North America, Inc. is established in Connecticut becoming Dahle’s first joint venture outside of Germany.
1990   Patent application of the stop and release mechanism of the stapler B7A
1994   Introduction of Quality Management to DIN EN ISO 9001
1995   Foundation of the production plant in the Czech Republic
1998 Patent application of the first Flat-Clinch desk stapler worldwide
2000   Decentralizing of the company structure under the holding company Erwin Müller GmbH & Co.KG
2002   Dahle N.A. is purchased by the Erwin Müller Group of Lingen, Germany
2004   Chicago, NeoCon “Best of Show“ award for the TSS Monitor Arm Series
2012   Under the Erwin Müller Group, Dahle is merged with the Novus brand to form Novus Dahle GmbH & Co.
2013   Dahle North America adds the Novus More Space System line of monitor arms and workstation accessories to their product mix