Bilfinger Noell GmbH



From Blacksmith to an International Company

Almost 200 years ago Matthias Noell obtained his blacksmith concession in Würzburg.

The small craft business, established in 1824 has developed into an international Group of Companies in machine building and plant construction.

The craft business of Noell started into an exiting future with the repair and, somewhat later, the construction of stage coaches. It proceeded with great advances: in 1850 complete railway carriages were produced. In the following decades, the building of steel bridges comes to the fore, followed by steel construction at the turn of the century. In addition hydromechanical equipment and crane building had become a firm foundation of the company.

The locations changed with the range of products. The smithy in the Neubaugasse soon became too small. Passing through various intermediate locations, the head office of the company remained for very many years at the same address: from 1886 to 1973 it was located in the Nürnberger Straße in Würzburg. From 1974 the "Noellers" work in the new factory in the Veitshöchheimer Straße on the Würzburg industrial estate. Opposite, in the Alfred-Nobel-Straße the administration building is located, whose foundation stone was laid 1983.  

Within this time also the product areas  Nuclear Service, Nuclear Technology and Magnet Technology developed another firm foundations of the Noell Group, of which by October 1st 2000 the Babcock Noell arised. Since October 13th the company operates under the name Bilfinger Noell.

Bilfinger SE is further strengthening Bilfinger Noell GmbH

In the process of strategic restructuring, Bilfinger SE has consolidated the competence of the previously known Babcock Noell GmbH in the field of individualized solutions and specialized engineering under the new name Bilfinger Noell GmbH.

With Bilfinger, the largest German industrial service provider in the name, it is now evident at first glance that all customers within the company group can receive full project service from a single source. Noell is retained in the renaming and refers to the company which has distinguished itself in quality, innovation and reliability since Matthias Noell first founded it in Würzburg in 1824 and which was taken over by Bilfinger in 2005.

Bilfinger Noell guarantees its customers - both domestic and international - a smooth transition as well as the optimal protection of people and the environment through targeted security-oriented technology and solution methods. Our company is ideally suited to the challenges of the future.

Bilfinger Noell GmbH will continue to concentrate on individualized solutions and specialized engineering in the product areas of nuclear services, nuclear technology and magnet technology. Our strength is innovative solutions through the use of efficient technologies, whether in research, nuclear waste treatment or energy storage. The experience gained over five decades has been very successfully transferred. Bilfinger Noell's range of services includes the development, planning, delivery and commissioning up to the operation of delivered systems and their facilities. The approx. 300 employees are mainly active in the field of engineering.