Living our history

From the past to the present, charismatic and passionate personalities have always been at our helm.

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Fitting out, decorating and enhancing spaces and making these spaces communicate – this is the raison d’être of Nehia, the successor and custodian of more than 40 years of history. It all began with the wonderful adventure of an entrepreneur, Jean-Marc Hodé, an artisan sign painter who founded the company Enseignes Hodé in Toulouse. Philippe Dubois, who had first joined the firm in the early 1980s, returned to the company in 1999 to break new ground in the field of digital printing and spearhead the company’s diversification towards the industrial marking business.

Dubois took up the torch again in 2012. Drawing on the experience of the previous years, he pushed ahead with the development of the company in the field of visual communication and industrial deployment. With the acquisition of HD34 in Montpellier in 2015, Enseignes Hodé extended its footprint throughout the entire Mediterranean region. In 2018, Enseignes Hodé acquired another flourishing family business, PIEM, specializing in the distribution of industrial paints, equipment and surface treatment tools whose founder, Jean-Claude Cayla, supplied the painting materials for the Concorde.

  • 1979 1979 Founding of the company by Jean-Marc Hodé
  • 1989 The company gradually diversifies its business lines and various markets are opened up. Transfer of production to more adequate premises to adapt to this growth.
  • 1999 The Industrial Marking department is set up.
  • 2002 As part of its ongoing upgrading process and to better respond to the needs of its customers, the Hodé company decides to launch an Industrial Marking quality initiate.
  • 2003 Investment in UV flatbed digital printing. Creation of a subsidiary specializing in screen printing.
  • 2005 Investment in continuous large-format digital printing equipment.
  • 2007 Investment in CAD cutting table equipment.
  • 2009 The company relocates to new premises (2,080 m²).
  • 2010 The Industrial Marking department is awarded ISO 9001.2008 certification by the certifying body, BVQI.
  • 2012 The company is acquired by Philippe Dubois, previously head of the industrial operations, along with IXO Private Equity, and awarded the Oséo “Innovative company” label.
  • 2014 Investment in a printing table and varnish as well as a cutting table.
  • 2015 Acquisition of HD34 in Montpellier.
  • 2019 Relocation to new premises, enhancement of work spaces and adoption of the distinctive contemporary corporate architecture.
  • 2020 Merger and a new impetus for the business with the creation of Nehia.

Sharingour passion

Faithful to our values, we demand the utmost of ourselves to offer our customers the best solutions.

At Nehia, it’s all about passion. The passion for service which drives us to improve our performance and constantly strive to find the most suitable solutions for our customers. The passion for our jobs which stimulates us to embrace increasingly diversified products ranges, innovative materials and new printing methods. The passion for working together which nourishes a team spirit, fosters individual responsibility, develops our sense of professionalism and sustains our shared commitment to our projects. We devote our utmost energy to forging long-term relationships of trust with our partners and our employees – relationships based on ethics, well-being and respect. We are sustained by the expertise of a robust group with more than 40 years of experience and the agility of a small-scale structure organised to adapt to any eventually.




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Expressingour know how

Nehia has all the requisite competencies to support its customers at every stage of their creative process and in implementing their visual projects.

Nehia provides a comprehensive range of services in the field of visual communication, industrial marking, signage and interior and exterior decoration.

Thanks to our three complementary centres of expertise, we can cater for all our customers’ requirements, from design to implementation and from the paint tinting phase to the supply of equipments. We offer a unique range of paints, tools and painting and surface treatment materials to cover all the needs of industrial and construction professionals. We are also glad to provide our services to private individuals.

Backed up by our engineering office, our creative design studio designs graphical concepts and provides made-to-measure technical solutions tailored to our individual customer’s needs.

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We ensure the complete implementation of projects: from digital printing through cutting to mounting operations. Our specialized know how and cutting-edge technologies mean that we can offer our customers top-quality services in all our fields of activity.

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We offer a unique range of paints, tools and painting and surface treatment materials to cover all the needs of industrial and construction professionals. We are also glad to provide our services to private individuals.

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our customers

Many thanks to all our partners for their day-to-day confidence.

Industry, transport, services, sports clubs, public authorities and institutional players: Nehia products and solutions match the needs of our customers, no matter what their size or line of business.

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