We have been discussing for a long time what we want to tell our visitors and customers about NFC21. Instead of phrases like "you can buy quality from us" or "competent advice in all matters", we would like to go into the motivation and history of the company here - i.e. why and how we approach the topic of NFC and resolutely pursue and consistently expand our objectives.
Why do we exist?
At the beginning of 2012, there were hardly any realistic possibilities to purchase NFC items online: this was either only possible in very large quantities at disproportionately high costs or from abroad with correspondingly long delivery times. In addition, there was little or no public information that allowed developers and end users to easily get started with the topic. A circumstance we wanted to change. So we - Werner Gaulke, Tarek Moussa and Marco Simonis - founded NFC21 GmbH at the end of 2012. Our complementary majors in computer science, business administration and marketing shaped the facets of the company's orientation from the very beginning.
From start-up to company
Over the years, we expanded in a targeted and balanced manner with the addition of new employees to form a colourful team. In this way, we always made sure to keep the areas of NFC products, development for third parties and our own solutions in balance. The business areas shown on this website also illustrate how the solutions overlap and inspire each other.
What sets us apart
We do not see ourselves as mere online sellers of NFC products or software developers, but as "pioneers" around NFC technology. We know how consulting-intensive this technology is and are happy to answer a wide variety of enquiries - whether technical, conceptual or informative. A testimony to our consulting and service quality is the fact that our customers grow with us and that projects are understood as the beginning of a common path from the very beginning.
Sustainability: our claim
We are convinced that as a company you have to lead the way and commit to all dimensions of sustainability. We are aware that there are limits to our influence and impact and that not all measures can be implemented immediately. With our full conviction of being able to make a positive difference, we want to work on our goals step by step, using our technical expertise. For more information, please visit our sustainability page, where we will keep you continuously informed about our goals, approaches and progress.
NFC21 at your service
Personal contact is important to us in order to get to know you, your project and to accompany you along its development. Accordingly, we are able to answer your questions about NFC in every aspect and depth to fins the right solution.
CEO / Management
Tarek Moussa is responsible for sales and, in addition to general concerns, specialized in industrial supplies and cloud solutions.
He uses the skills he learned during his studies at the UDE (Economics / Mercator School of Management) to expand our e-commerce product-range.
CEO / Management
Werner Gaulke is responsible for planning and implementation of NFC-based IT solutions and supports the sales department for all technical concerns.
The focus on usability and practicability is based on his studies of applied computer science with subsequent work as a researcher at the department of interactive systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
CEO / Management
Marco Simonis is responsible for sales. He is specialized on NFC-products for retails and
security technology, which stand out from his customer projects.
Due to his skills in business and financial planning, which he learned during his studies, he is committed to the goal-oriented expansion of the company.
Katrin Moussa is responsible for product placement as well as support of our supplied e-commerce channels. With this experience she also supports the sales department.
Her studies at the UDE (Economics / Mercator School of Management) and the focus on e-commerce management set therein are a great asset for her work.
Mona Kunz is responsible for our customer service and supports sales in order and service management. She takes care of the individual needs of our private and business customers.
The trained clerk can look back on more than 20 years of professional experience and through her previous activities has learned and lived the various facets of customer service.
PR and Marketing
Christina Hamann is responsible for marketing and communications activities with a focus on PR and the development of new target groups.
As a PR and communications manager, she worked in corporate communications for many years. Prior to her management studies in Marketing & Communications, the industrial clerk also completed a bachelor's degree in humanities.
PR and Marketing
Beate Stiel is responsible for the conception, design and implementation of customer-oriented marketing and media concepts that demonstrate the diverse possibilities of NFC in a target group-oriented manner.
In doing so, she can draw on her experience in the media, agency and online communications sector as well as her studies in social psychology.
Pamela Poll supports the realisation of elaborate layouts and designs with her expertise in printing and graphics.
Building on her training as a design assistant and media designer specialising in print, she is currently expanding her knowledge in the online sector through relevant further training.
Annika Johannimloh supports the development and implementation of our NFC software solutions with a focus on tool development.
Her training as an IT specialist for application development, which is currently being expanded by her studies of applied computer science at the UDE, forms the ideal basis for hardware-related development work.
Alexander Effertz supports product placement and presentation on our own and affiliated e-commerce platforms and marketplaces.
He can draw on his studies with a focus on marketing to design and implement the most suitable product presentation for the individual platforms.
Knowledge Management & SEO
Franziska Muth is jointly responsible for knowledge and content management and supports search engine optimisation.
She can draw on her experience from her Master's degree in Applied Cognitive and Media Sciences with a specialisation in Psychology at the UDE.
Valentin Bystrich is part of the development team and supports software development and implementation with a focus on web development.
He benefits from his studies in business informatics and mathematics at UDE as well as his experience in the field of machine learning.
Cindy Richter is completing an apprenticeship with us as an IT specialist for application development. During this time, she is getting to know the whole range of NFC better: from the individual NFC chip to our online shop to programming and the associated online portals. In the process, she supports the development and implementation of our NFC IT solutions.
NFC21 Team / Network
In addition to the contact persons mentioned here, we are supported by our team from development, production, logistics and research. Furthermore, thanks to our expert position in the area of NFC, we can draw on a strong network of partners and thus offer an optimal solution for every project.
Our internal development department creates individual NFC solutions together with our hardware development partners.
Both time-critical small batches and large-scale mass production - we coordinate our production for your project.
Our in-house logistics and associated partners enable maximum flexibility - from standard shipping to on-time delivery.
As an active research partner of the University of Duisburg-Essen, we expand our expertise through direct access to the research community.