諾霸理念:將正確的事情做對 In my professional capacity

 In my professional capacity

諾霸理念:將正確的事情做對


After completing my degree, I joined the graduate program of Ford of Europe working in the Finance function, however I was fortunate that just about all of my roles there involved working with the product (Cars at that time) and to this day I remain passionate about our products as it is at the very core of what we do. William Brodey our Grandfather, the founder of the business had a philosophy of “Doing the right things right” – I am very proud that this sentiment carries on today 75 years after he founded the company.

諾霸成立於1942年,William Brodey作為諾霸創始人,始終擁有一個理念:將正確的事情做對!非常幸運的是,在諾霸邁過成立75周年時,這一理念始終貫徹在諾霸人的理想中。無論是畢業後分赴各地進修學習的Brodey家族成員,亦或是諾霸普通員工的祖孫傳承,在諾霸人的心底,始終將此奉為圭臬。

All four of the present family Directors went off to work in different companies before joining Norbar as adults, this allowed us to bring experience and knowledge to the company and also meant our ‘school boys errors’ where mostly carried out in someone else’s company. I joined the company in January 1991 as commercial manager at the same time my cousin Philip, my brother having already joined in 1987. I was fortunate to work with my father for seven years.  One of the greatest pleasures during my working life has been that I am blessed to be working with members of my family. In the very early years when I started the gardening I was responsible to my grandfather so over the course of my time with Norbar I’ve worked with seven members of my family and now as I am retiring my son James is joining as a graduate engineer to carry on this family run business into the fourth generation.

事實上,諾霸目前的Brodey董事們在加入諾霸前,均在不同行業從事過一段不短時間的工作。從其他公司學習到的先進管理理念,在諾霸融合發展,形成諾霸獨樹一幟的管理風格。與此同時,諾霸董事們也更注重全新技術的研究與開發。創始人的第四代家族成員已完成研究生的學業並準備將最新的技術帶入諾霸,開創全新的產品與時代!

Norbar has always been a very family orientated business often employing husband-and-wife team’s sons, daughters and cousins. The best thing and the thing I will miss most is people I have worked with over the years, not just in Banbury but also in the Norbar companies around the world. I look forward to seeing a lot of my Banbury colleagues when we celebrate 75 years since Norbar was incorporated over the next couple of months.

同時,諾霸作為一個注重傳承的企業,不僅創始人家族全心全意為諾霸服務,其員工的家人也義無反顧的加入諾霸,無論是夫妻、祖孫亦或是堂兄弟等,都為諾霸的發展奉獻著自身的光與熱。

Norbar has given me the opportunity to visit over 20 different countries around the world and the chance to live and work in three of them. Although I am retiring from full-time work I will be doing some market development work in one of the Asian countries that I have been looking after during the last couple of years, I am very pleased to be able to maintain this connection with Norbar and to ease myself into retirement.

散佈全球五大洲的諾霸並非一個跨國集團企業,但卻切切實實的為全球客戶服務著。無論是美國、澳大利亞,還是中國,都擁有各自不同的長處與能力,唯一不變的是頂尖的實驗室設備與資質。中國諾霸更是參與了中國國內標準的制定與修改,延續了諾霸在標準上一貫的嚴謹作風。

The business world we live in has changed considerably over the last 75 years. In my grandfather’s day it was very much a gentleman’s club where he would take coffee with the other business owners in Banbury and the pace of life was a lot slower than today. Even in my father’s time a game of squash or a game of snooker during a lunchtime was a possibility. Compare that to today’s rushed environment and it certainly seems a world away. A number of the values of previous generations seem to have been lost in our industry and concepts of respect for intellectual property rights seem to diminish more and more. However, I know that Norbar will remain steadfast to my grandfather’s and our founder’s principle of “Doing the right things right”.

從悠閒的慢節奏商業時代,到如今全球經濟一體化,飛速發展的互聯網+時代,越來越多的企業摸索出屬於自己的發展之路,諾霸也毫不例外。唯一不變的就是對於創始人理念的堅持與貫徹,“將正確的事情做對!”

Today, Norbar is still based in Banbury. The company is at its forth factory and headquarters premises, now in Wildmere Road. This fabulous facility is perhaps the clearest single indication of how the business has grown and times have changed during my 50 years of involvement.

如今,諾霸公司仍紮根在Banbury這片諾霸啟航的沃土,卻已搬入第四代工廠並建立了全新的公司總部。這是諾霸未來發展的立足之處,更是現階段值得紀念的里程碑!

To all my friends and acquaintances in the industry I wish you well and I thank you for your company over the last 50 years as I look to take a new path in life.

而諾霸中國也將依然立足中國上海,為中國客戶提供最好的服務!

Craig Brodey


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