The company ́s founder Georg Nolte, first produced polishing discs in the Westphalian town of Rheda back in 1923. In the 1930s, the company switched to constructing furniture, after taking over a small furniture factory in Delbrück. A second factory was then founded in Brilon in 1937.
Georg Nolte ́s son Konrad took over the company ́s management in 1945, with the intent to develop and expand Nolte even further. In 1958 Konrad Nolte established Nolte Küchen in Löhne, located in the region of East Westphalia.
In 2000, Express Möbel was established and focused on standardized, ready to assemble and stand-alone wardrobes. With its success, Express Küchen was launched in 2010, to expand the kitchen range and introduce system kitchens.
Today, the Nolte family owns Nolte Küchen, Nolte Möbel, Express Küchen, Express Möbel, and Nolte Spa brands, all of which are manufactured solely in Germany. With a total of over 3,000 employees, Nolte products are exported to over 60 countries worldwide.