The story of NOEX goes directly back to the 1940s when Antoni Nowak, an engineer employed at the H. Cegielski manufacturing plant devised his first post-war vision of a business. Before the second World War, he had been running his own company that provided deep-water well drilling for the biggest companies the Wielkopolska region. Company success ended with the beginning of WWII when it was seized by the German invader. The end of the War did not bring normality back. Unfortunately the political situation made it impossible for the brilliant constructor to bring his visions to life. A slight but precious remainder of that period somehow survived to the present day in the form of a tin matrix with the shape of a musketeer (the main motif of the company's future logo).
The Nowak family's return to its business traditions was not possible for the next several decades until finally a third-generation member of the family, Mr Jan Nowak decided to take matters in his own hands.
His numerous successes were not enough to fulfill his ambitions and the inner need to become a fully independent businessman. There was only one solution – to start his own business
Unfortunately this sort of activity was rather problematic in Poland in 1986. The communist authorities looked with reluctance at any attempts of opening business by private entrepreneurs Additionally the lack of resources, tools and machinery on the market, that were essential for production was painfully tangible. Beginnings were hard, with the use of waste material, tentatively mixed colours, overused machinery and various „home-made" devices.
The effort that had been put into making the company operate properly shortly yielded tangible gains not only of the financial nature – since 1987 Noex products have been winning numerous prizes at fairs and exhibitions for design, quality and aesthetics. The company's first success by the end of 80s allowed for a dynamic development of production and a significant extension of the product assortment. Following the then-current product line of the company, comprising items such as bicycle mirrors – Noex's first product, make-up mirrors, soap boxes, brushes, combs and office and fishing bits and accessories, a new hit-product was launched – the „spaceman" candle, the first plastic candle on the market. Another of the company's long-standing hits had its debut on the market at that time as well – „Okapnik", a drop-plate for Holy Communion candles. . The over-used machines that have witnessed the company's first steps were replaced during the 90s with newer and more efficient ones. The overall number of machines was increased as well.
Since 2000, the Company has been governed by a member of the fourth generation of the Nowak family, Waldemar, whose aim is to automatize and diversify the production output of Noex.
A significant breakthrough came in 2001 when the machines that had been in use until that time were finally replaced with Battenfeld equipment. Battenefeld is one of the world's leading injection moulding machines and accessories manufacturers. Also at that time, the company's new HQ in Komorniki has been erected. The next breakthrough came in 2006 when 100% of the machinery resources were replaced with the most efficient, cutting-edge machines by the same Austrian manufacturer. However, it was not the latest improvement. In 2013 next expansion of the machines park and exchange to the most advanced technologies in injection moulding were made.