A history almost a century in the making.....
NOMA’s heritage originally goes back to Chicago in 1926, when 15 small manufacturers formed the National Outfit Manufacturer's Association and started selling NOMA-branded light sets from 1927.
NOMA first launched in the UK in March of 1939 as a joint venture between Noma Inc. of Torontoand a consortium of the UK and European interests just prior to the outbreak of World War Two.
The post-war period saw the company quickly expand into manufacturing Christmas lights, becoming the traditional cornerstone of NOMA products to this day.
In 1969, Noma Lites Limited was formed when the Capel family bought Noma Electric Company Ltd from the Consortium.
The Capel’s opened their offices in the famous Brooklands racing circuit and aerodrome, where previously the Hawker Hurricane and Vickers Wellington was manufactured to fight the war effort.
In 2014, NOMA became part of the LeisureGrow Group, a family-run business based in Hertfordshire that supplies products for homes and gardens across the UK and Ireland.
As a sub-brand of LeisureGrow, NOMA continues to manufacture innovative Christmas lighting products. It is now considered the oldest Christmas company in the UK and possibly the world!
In 2016, NOMA Garden lighting was born, another sub-brand that’s evolved to develop contemporary outdoor garden lighting.