JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ
JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ

JAB JOSEF ANSTOETZ

Manufacturers from Potsdamer Str. 160, BIELEFELD, Germany
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
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