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In 1972 Billy Nilson and Tage Uhlin started a company called Tubinova with the intention to market new innovative products. Shortly thereafter a cooperation was established between Tubinova and KemaNobel and the company Kenova was created.

KemaNobel got the total ownership of Kenova at 1975 and was the owner until 1984 when it was sold back to Billy Nilson. Kenova then changed name to Cenova and the company started with injection moulding and assembly of complete products.

Cenova was acquired in 1994 by the Switzerland-based Gepe Group which included e.g. Sterisol in Vadstena. In 1998 Cenova moved into the current premises in Mjölby close to the highway E4.

In 2000 the company Pharma Plastic AB was acquired by Cenova . Pharma Plastic included several injection moulding and thermoforming machines.

Cenova has since then gradually adapted its production to cleanroom environment developing a quality system meeting high regulatory requirements.

Today Cenova is a full-service contract manufacturer when it comes to design, development, industrialization and assembly of products in a clean room environment. We have a long and solid experience in injection moulding and thermo forming. All production take place in one or several of our 22 ISO classified cleanrooms. Our customers are found both in Sweden and on the international market. They are both small innovative companies and large multinational companies.

We are today certified according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO1 4001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 and our management system meets the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 820 QSReg.

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Cenova is strategically located in Mjölby right next to E4 with excellent communication facilities including train and airport.

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Quality / Environment

With products in the medical device, in-vitro diagnostic (IVD), laboratory and and food industry Cenova can never compromise on quality. Cenova’s long term quality objective is therefore reaching zero defects.

This is done by:

  • Early involvement with the Customer to develop robust designs.
  • Good cooperation with suppliers to purchase flawless components.
  • Well defined production processes to manufacture flawless products.
  • Integrated quality controls to verify conformity of products.

This is supported by a proven world class management system that meets the requirements in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 QSR. Come visit us to see how you want a management system to be. We promise you – You will be impressed.

Quality is also a key to our financial performance, since excellence in quality is critical for winning new orders, preventing recalls and maintaining low scrap rates. Therefore, we are fully committed to providing quality products and services to all our customers.

Cenova is also certified according to environmental management system ISO 14001 since 2005. Requirements and applicable laws are fulfilled by implementation in processes and daily procedures. Our significant environmental aspects are identified, and the action to reduce Cenova’s environmental impact is part of our daily work.

Document: ISO 9001 14001 Certificate
Document: ISO 13485 Certificate

The Gepe Group

Cenova has been owned since 1994 by the Gepe Group.  The Gepe Group is controlled by Gepe Holding AG in Switzerland. Our company group includes 7 companies in 4 countries. The companies are active in five business units: skin care at work, medical devices, plastic components, photographic accessories and animal identification.