Retrofit and modifications

Prolong the service life of equipment, improve its performance, ensure modification of standards, improve energy efficiency, or bring it into line with new standards.

At NOVAE, we specialize in the updating, modernization and renovation of our customer’s products and systems to restore their full potential and to render them more effective and compliant with new standards, updated standards and regulations or more advanced technologies.

Advanced expertise

NOVAE relies on its teams of highly qualified engineers and technicians with their extensive knowledge of our customers’ systems to propose tailored solutions adapted to the specific needs of its customers.

Fluid integration

One of the major challenges associated with the upgrading or renovation of equipment and systems is harmoniously integrating them into existing production processes. Our expertise in this field is your guarantee of seamless transition, with no negative impact on your productivity.

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Qualified experts ready to help

NOVAE has the capacity to assign experienced technicians of varying profiles to its customers in the production phase, whether through technical support or a period of secondment at their premises.

CAD Engineer

A design change expert, the CAD Engineer plays a key role in managing design developments. Working very closely with the design teams, he/she assesses and implements modifications made to products.

His/her expertise in change management guarantees the integrity of design data whilst ensuring a fluid transition towards new specifications, and thus contributing to project continuity.

IVVQ Engineer

Tasked with system integration, verification, validation and qualification, this engineer makes sure that each component operates harmoniously.

Adopting a pragmatic approach, NOVAE guarantees compliant solutions to minimize risks and assure the highest quality throughout the development process.

Configuration Manager

Responsible for configuration management, he/she monitors the organization of and conducts rigorous inspections of system components. By defining and maintaining configuration databases, he/she ensures the traceability of modifications and guarantees the integrity of configurations.

His/her role is essential in ensuring the coherence of products throughout their life cycle, minimizing risks and facilitating maintenance and updating operations.

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What is retrofit?

In industry, the term "retrofit” refers to the updating, modernization or renovation of existing equipment, systems or processes to adapt them to more recent standards, to updated regulatory requirements, to more advanced technologies, or to other specific criteria.

The retrofit process can involve the updating of individual components, the addition of new functions, the adoption of more recent technologies, or even the complete overhaul of a system. This enables companies to continue to use older equipment whilst benefiting from the advantages of recent technological advances, without having to invest in new equipment.

Retrofitting can be implemented in different industrial sectors, such as the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, energy, and other industries. This is a strategic approach to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of industrial operations.

Our fields of intervention

Below are several examples of fields in which our experts can offer you support:

  • Updating of individual equipment
  • Modernization of control systems and automation
  • Adaptation to new regulatory standards.
  • Integration of emerging technologies
  • Optimization of production processes

Our commitment

Requirements & quality

As a company specializing in industrial engineering, our first commitment to our customers is to offer innovative and tailored technical solutions that meet, without exception, their exacting standards.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality throughout the design, industrialization and manufacturing processes of their products.

Our aim is to make sure that our customers are satisfied by providing reliable and durable solutions that are compliant with the international standards in force.

We are resolutely determined to work very closely with our customers, prioritizing communication, transparency and responsiveness to guarantee the success of their industrial engineering projects.


ISO 9001 – EN9100 – PART 145-certified

As an ISO 9001– EN9100 – PART 145-certified engineering service company, our customers benefit from the guarantee of rigorous quality management, products and services in line with their expectations, as well as the continuous improvement of our processes to provide maximum customer satisfaction.

Our ISO 9001 – EN9100 – PART 145 certification reinforces the trust in our abilities and demonstrates our commitment to operational excellence.

Our vision

Pushing the boundaries of industrial engineering

Dear industrial partners,

Our teams of highly qualified experts are dedicated to providing tailored technical solutions adapted to your specific needs. Whether it concerns studies and design, optimization of complex industrialization processes, or production and maintenance solutions, we implement our know-how to attain operational excellence.

Industrial engineering is woven into the fabric of our company. We understand that every project is unique and requires a tailored approach. That is why we offer a wide range of services, from technical support to on-site workpackage subcontracting. We work very closely with your teams to create a perfect synergy and to guarantee the success of your most demanding projects.

Our expertise covers all aspects of industrial engineering. From the initial design to the critical industrialization phases, we implement documented and rigorous processes to ensure optimum quality.

At NOVAE, our number one priority is making sure that our customers are satisfied. Our commitment towards excellence and continuous improvement drives us to constantly excel to meet your extremely high standards. We are working hard to adhere to your lead times and your requirements, ensuring at the same time that we meet your stipulated quality standards.

Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with leading companies in high-technology industries. The trust you have placed in us continues to drive us forwards in our quest for innovation and performance.

We are proud to respond to each challenge with passion, creativity and determination. Be assured that we will stay by your side, supporting you at every step of the way, to build a bolder and better future.

Make the journey with us.

Yours sincerely,

Sébastien Taveau

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Aeronautics and Space


Automotive and Mobility

Aerospace engineering

With its deep-rooted industrial expertise, NOVAE deploys experts to provide support with the design, production, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of aircraft, in an environment governed by increasingly exacting requirements, ever-shorter production cycles, and the need to strictly adhere to the budget.

Present in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, the Group has the capacity to work on all aeronautical and space programs, with primary focus on meeting the expectations of its customers.

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Aerospace Industry

Military engineering

NOVAE deploys men and women on a daily basis to the most strategic aircraft and machines to guarantee operational excellence, whatever the conditions.

A member of GICAT, the Group employs experts, former redeployed soldiers, who are trained to work on all defense systems on French soil, and on external operations.

Aware that this operational performance is forged through the learning of methods and the practice of essential actions that enable these systems to function, we have invested in the training of these people who guarantee our safety every day.

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Defense Industry

Automotive engineering

NOVAE is positioned as a global consulting, engineering and training player in the automotive and ground mobility industries.

Working at the plants and in the sales, after-sales and training departments of major clients, NOVAE provides excellent solutions to ensure reliable vehicle production, and to enhance relations between dealers and their network.

Our aim is to contribute to the operational performance of our customers to enable them to adapt seamlessly to the major technological changes in their sector.

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Automotive Industry