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JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ
JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ

JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ

1946 Josef Anstoetz founded a wholesale company for decoration and upholstery fabrics in Bielefeld (= JAB). 1949 Move from the spinning mill “Spinnerei Vorwärts“ to Rohrteichstraße 35a. 1951 The first four bound pattern books were published. Josef Anstoetz's nephew, Heinz Anstoetz, began his career with JAB. 1955 Heinz Anstoetz took over the management on the sudden death of the founder. Number of staff: 28 1956 Founding of the upholstered furniture factory BW Bielefelder Werkstätten. 1959 The foundation stone for a new building in Bielefeld-Oldentrup was laid at Potsdamer Straße 160. The first showrooms were opened in Germany. 1961 First graphical change to the company logo. Development of the export market. 1965 Number of staff: 157 1968 Société des Créations JAB in France was founded with showrooms in Paris and Lyon. 1969 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. 1971 UNIVAC, the first EDP installation, was put into operation. 1973 Founding of the Italian subsidiary Società Creazioni JAB in Milan and Rome. 1974 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 1977 Completion of the new building for BW Bielefelder Werkstätten at Potsdamer Straße 180. 1979 Founding of JAB International Furnishings in London. Founding of the Matthias Anstoetz Foundation. 1981–1982 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”. 1983 Founding of JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ AG in Zurich. 1985 Ralph Anstoetz started his career with the company. Beginning of 1986 Number of staff: 935 1987 Creation of the contract department. 1989 Second graphical change to the company logo. Claus Anstoetz began his career with the company. 1990 JAB Anstoetz was founded in Belgium and Spain. 1993 Stephan Anstoetz started his career with the company. The largest extension to the company buildings was completed. 1994 The company took a majority holding in Carpet Concept Objekt-Teppichboden GmbH. End of 1995 Number of staff: 1,010 1996 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. 2000 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 2004 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. 2005 Takeover of the brand Gardisette. At the end of 2005 the company had approx. 1,300 employees worldwide. 2006 The company celebrated its 60th jubilee. Takeover of the seating furniture manufacturer Interprofil. 2008 Takeover of the brand Johannes Wellmann and its relaunch as “Soleil Bleu“. JAB Anstoetz was founded in Dubai. 2009 With Hemisphere, JAB ANSTOETZ presented their first panel collection. Founding of JAB Hungary. Opening of the JAB ANSTOETZ workplace nursery Jabini. 2010 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. 2011 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. 2012 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) 2013 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