We are the best proof of a lively history.

Figures mark events; both small and large. The origins of our company date back to the year 1899.

Josef Jansen founded a modest trading outlet for baking and cream powder, spices and spice extracts in the then independent town of Barmen.

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Founder Josef Jansen


In those days customers from the region appreciated, in particular, the outstanding freshness and quality of the goods on offer as well as the punctuality and reliability of the way an order was handled. In this respect nothing at all has changed to the present day.

And yet so much is different to those days. We have grown consistently with the requirements of an ever-changing world. Over the years the then purely trading company has developed into a significant production operation with global sales channels.

Today, four family generations later, the company under the management of family members Armin Jansen and Klaus Vieten is still maintaining these proven traditions without disregarding the enormous challenges presenting themselves to ensure a successful future.

The result: aromas, essences and baking enhancers that make the lives of connoisseurs and experts more tasteful. Products that rank among the best of their kind and which are on everyone’s lips worldwide.

Key data on the history

Company foundation and market entry by Josef Jansen with a location in Barmen, Reichsstraße


Extension of the trading permission to include ‘drugs’, chemicals as well as luxury and semi-luxury foodstuff colourings


Willi and Otto Jansen join the family-owned company Otto Jansen takes management responsibility for production and development.


Willi Jansen assumes overall management responsibility


Change of location to today’s present company address in Wittensteinstraße, Wuppertal


Extension of market presence thanks to Germany-wide field staff organisation


Hanns Udo Jansen joins the company as a partner


Hanns Udo Jansen becomes managing partner.


Constant expansion of the product portfolio and an increase in the numbers of field staff, initially in Benelux, then a growing market presence internationally Cooperation with wholesalers (BÄKO, BackEurop, ...)

Since 1962

Launch of the diabetes product line ‘Redufond’


 First activities in Asia incl. participation at the ‘Food & Hotel Asia’ in Singapore and subsequently regular involvement at all the important fairs in South-East Asia

1993 till today

Transformation of the company into Josef Jansen GmbH & Co. KG


Introduction of the HACCP concept in the company.


Introduction of the 300g and 350g packaging units for flavors and melanges, especially for the hotel and catering trade.


Introduction of the Halal product line.


Implementation of the quality management system FSSC 22000.

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