Josef Anstoetz founded a wholesale company for decoration and upholstery fabrics in Bielefeld (= JAB).
Move from the spinning mill “Spinnerei Vorwärts“ to Rohrteichstraße 35a.
The first four bound pattern books were published.
Josef Anstoetz's nephew, Heinz Anstoetz, began his career with JAB.
Heinz Anstoetz took over the management on the sudden death of the founder.
Number of staff: 28
Founding of the upholstered furniture factory BW Bielefelder Werkstätten.
The foundation stone for a new building in Bielefeld-Oldentrup was laid at Potsdamer Straße 160.
The first showrooms were opened in Germany.
First graphical change to the company logo.
Development of the export market.
Number of staff: 157
Société des Créations JAB in France was founded with showrooms in Paris and Lyon.
The fashion for crochet style curtains - which many JAB customers found difficult to make for themselves - proved the final spur to creating the JAB DEKORATIONEN production department.
UNIVAC, the first EDP installation, was put into operation.
Founding of the Italian subsidiary Società Creazioni JAB in Milan and Rome.
JAB Teppiche, offering high-quality carpeting as well as hand-tufted and hand-embroidered carpets, was founded in Herford-Elverdissen.
Beginning of 1976
Number of staff: 507
Completion of the new building for BW Bielefelder Werkstätten at Potsdamer Straße 180.
Founding of JAB International Furnishings in London.
Founding of the Matthias Anstoetz Foundation.
Purchase of a hotel in Winterberg-Altastenberg.
The hotel was rebuilt and also renovated and redecorated using goods produced by the group and was renamed “Berghotel Astenkrone”.
Founding of JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ AG in Zurich.
Ralph Anstoetz started his career with the company.
Beginning of 1986
Number of staff: 935
Creation of the contract department.
Second graphical change to the company logo.
Claus Anstoetz began his career with the company.
JAB Anstoetz was founded in Belgium and Spain.
Stephan Anstoetz started his career with the company.
The largest extension to the company buildings was completed.
The company took a majority holding in Carpet Concept Objekt-Teppichboden GmbH.
End of 1995
Number of staff: 1,010
Following the company´s 50th jubilee celebrations Heinz Anstoetz gradually retired from his leading role in the company´s operations.
After his death in 1998 the company was renamed JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ KG.
Founding of JAB ANSTOETZ Netherlands.
Majority holding in the design-oriented fabrics house Chivasso in the Netherlands.
Minority holding in the exclusive fabrics house Sahco-Hesslein.
Founding of JAB Anstoetz in Warsaw
A design curtain track system enlarged the company´s product range.
Acquisition of the Thüringer Teppichfabrik Münchenbernsdorf.
Installation of the photo-voltaic system at the Bielefeld headquarters.
Takeover of the brand Gardisette.
At the end of 2005 the company had approx. 1,300 employees worldwide.
The company celebrated its 60th jubilee.
Takeover of the seating furniture manufacturer Interprofil.
Takeover of the brand Johannes Wellmann and its relaunch as “Soleil Bleu“.
JAB Anstoetz was founded in Dubai.
With Hemisphere, JAB ANSTOETZ presented their first panel collection.
Founding of JAB Hungary.
Opening of the JAB ANSTOETZ workplace nursery Jabini.
Introduction of the plissé collection Skyline.
JAB ANSTOETZ gained distribution rights of Alcantara® brand products in some European countries and became sole distributor in Germany.
Takeover of Golf House into the JAB ANSTOETZ Group.
Founding of the House of JAB Moscow.
Founding of the international distribution brand JAB ANSTOETZ Furniture.
Launch of the first edition of the living and lifestyle magazine interia.
Launch of the new JAB ANSTOETZ webshop.
Taking into operation of a new block-type thermal power station fuelled by biogas.
Takeover of the company Golf Zone with 8 subsidiaries in Austria.
Introduction of the roller blind collection meridian.
Takeover of the exclusive furniture brand Hans Kaufeld.
Launch of the textile trade portal i-teria (www.i-teria.com)
Start of the product search machine for the brands JAB ANSTOETZ, Chivasso and Soleil Bleu (www.products.jab.de)
Golf House takes over Golf USA, the market leader in Czech golf sport, and the Munich enterprise Secotex with its chain store and mail order business for golf sport articles.
The JAB ANSTOETZ Group takes over the trademark and distribution rights of ADRAMAQ designer planks and tiles. Adramaq is integrated into the company JAB Teppiche Heinz Anstoetz KG as an independent brand.
With Design Floor LVT, JAB ANSTOETZ includes a new product segment in their portfolio.
Number of staff at the end of the year: approx. 1,500 worldwide