CASE | Næstved


Næstved Municipality is one of the largest business-friendly municipalities in Region Zealand – measured by the number of businesses – and it is characterized by a wide selection of large and small businesses. The area is characterized by having many companies within the building and construction industry.

We plan to stay in Næstved

The CEO of NOVENCO Building & Industry A/S, Lars Erik Knaack has no doubts: “Naestved is where the company was established as Nordisk Ventilator Co. A/S 75 years ago, which gives us a strong historical connection to the city. Here we can recruit employees with the right skills, have a good cooperation with the local authorities, and here we look forward to greatly improved traffic conditions in the coming years. That is why we are pleased to build our new main domicile and production facilities in Næstved.”

NOVENCO® Building & Industry A/S stretches its roots back to 1947 and over the years has evolved into a renown worldwide leader in design, development and manufacture of ventilation products and systems on the technological forefront with regards to performance and durability. The company expertise is sustainable and energy-efficient ventilation solutions in buildings, process industries, data centres, tunnels, and car parks. NOVENCO provides the largest energy savings and most energy-efficient solutions in ventilation worldwide.

NOVENCO has a subsidiary in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States, and offices in Germany, India and Singapore. Add to this a network of distributors and dealers across most of the world.

The company currently employs a total of 180 employees in Naestved and is part of a local cluster of companies that focuses on ventilation.

Since the 1970s, NOVENCO has had its main domicile and production facilities in one of Naestved’s older industrial districts, but the company will soon move to its newly built headquarters in the new attractive business area in the eastern part of the town.

”It’s all about preparing ourselves for the future”, says Lars Erik Knaack. “The new location of our domicile in Naestved has been chosen based on the future motorway plans for South Zealand. The motorway will link the Naestved area to the important North-South transport passage, when the Fehmarn Belt Link is complete. But our new location will also serve us well in terms of recruiting new employees, as it will make it a lot easier to commute to and from NOVENCO ” – says Lars Erik Knaack and adds “Fortunately, we have a good relationship with the local authorities, as we are part of a municipality, that focuses on developing local businesses and on creating good conditions for both small and large companies. In my experience, the advice and guidance to local companies has improved in recent years thanks to a revitalised Business Naestved, concludes NOVENCO’s CEO.