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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 remain 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 already included Sterisol in Vadstena and in 1998 Cenova moved into their current premises in Mjölby close to the highway E4.

The company PharmaPlastic AB was acquired by Cenova in 2000 and brought a new CEO, Mats Lindgren. PharmaPlastic also included several injection moulding and thermoforming machines.

Cenova gradually adapted the production to cleanroom environment and the quality system developed to meet regulatory requirements in the medical device segment.

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 of 22 cleanrooms class 7 and 8. Our customers are found in Sweden and on the international market, and they are often large multinational companies where Cenova is responsible for suppling to sales companies around the world.

We are today certified according to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO 13485 and our management system meets the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 820.

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

Quality / Environment

With products in the medical device, dental 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 process 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. Read more (article at page 28)

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 14001 Certificate
Document: ISO13485 Certificate
Document: ISO 9001 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.