History

Nobis yesterday, today, tomorrow
Nobis Printen Aachen Picture Old Printen Bakery

Nobis Printen was founded in 1858 by master baker Johannes Michael Nobis on Aachen’s Pontstraße. His son, master baker Josef Nobis, took over the bakery in 1895 and opened a second bakery on Sandkaulstraße in 1923, which was later again continued by one of his sons, master baker Franz Nobis. In 1932, another son of Josef Nobis, baster baker Heinz Nobis, opened a bakery with his wife Netty on what was then Kaiserallee, now Oppenhoffallee. This bakery is now Nobis Printen’s oldest existing store.

Josef Nobis Jr. took over the bakery on Pontstraße from his father In 1938 and ran it until 2002. Only from 1939 to 1945, during the Second World War, was the bakery once again run by his father Josef Nobis. Josef Nobis Jr. completed his master examination in 1947. The existing bakeries on Hotmanspief, Krämerstraße and Wirichsbongardstraße were opened in the 1950s. Since Nobis has always placed particular emphasis on the production of high-quality Prints, the bakery has been carrying “Printen” In its name since that time. Master baker Michael Johannes Nobis, the son of Josef Nobis Jr., joined the bakery’s management in 1993. In 1994, the new building of the bakery was moved into the current location on Charlottenburg Avenue.

The bakery grew steadily in the 1990s. In 2005, the bakery was expanded on a large scale. Today, 40 bakeries and Cafés in The Aachen area are part of the company. Every day, numerous varieties of fresh rolls and breads, savoury snacks, sweet fine baked goods and crispy Prints are baked. Owner Michael Nobis attaches great importance to freshness, diversity and quality. He now runs the modern, artisanal bakery in its fourth generation. In 2008, Nobis Printen celebrated its 150th anniversary. In 2017, a new office was moved to the bakery premises.

Nobis Printen Aachen Picture Old Car With Pickup

Timeline

Nobis yesterday, today, tomorrow

  • 1858

    Company founding on Aachener Pontstraße by master baker Johannes Michael Nobis

  • 1895

    Succession by son and master baker Josef Nobis

  • 1923

    Opening of a bakery on Sandkaulstraße

  • 1935

    Another Nobis bakery opens on what was then Kaiserallee, now Oppenhoffallee

  • 1938

    Takeover in 3. Generation by son Josef Nobis Jr

  • 1939

    During the Second World War Josef Nobis Senior leads the company

  • 1945

    After his return, Josef Nobis Junior continues once again the management of the bakery

  • 1947

    Josef Nobis Junior passes the master baker exam

  • 1955

    To date, Nobis Printen is opening more bakeries in Aachen and the surrounding area

  • 1993

    Son and master baker Michael J. Nobis joins the fourth generation management

  • 1994

    Move from the city center to the new building on Charlottenburg Avenue

  • 2002

    Michael Johannes Nobis takes over sole management of the company

  • 2005

    Expansion of the production facility on Charlottenburg Avenue

  • 2008

    150th anniversary

  • 2013

    Expansion of the production facility on Charlottenburg Avenue

  • 2017

    New construction of the administration building on Charlottenburger Allee