The original start up January 9th, 1997
Two years before the company Janssen cosmeceutical care was founded in January 1997, Walther Janssen created the groundwork for his successful worldwide partnership network in professional beauty. Since 1995 Dr. Roland Sacher launched the development of cosmeceutical skincare preparations in several product lines which where called “The secrets of Beauty”. Those “secrets where meant to be shared” and in the first business years, the skincare line was already exported and sold in ten different countries around the world. In Germany Walther and his small team operated from the headquarter in Aachen directly with beauty professionals, mostly recruited from the International beauty Show in Düsseldorf. In the neighboring country Belgium, where Walther and Elka lived and had their holding company Euro Beauty Service, Arnold van de Stuyft from Oostakker helped him to launch the professional assortment. In the United States of America, Walther created his own marketing operation in Orange County near Los Angeles, and in Hong Kong and China, his longterm partner James Chan launched and introduced the first undertakings in a new booming world. Old connections with Ronald Jean in Kingston, Ontario had been used to launch the brand in Canada and for the open market economy in Singapore, the young and dynamic company Ying Fong. They operated in Malaysia, KTK Beauty in Singapore. Some kind of exotic partner where our friends from Thai Van in Cambodia and an old connection was represented by Takis Papazoglou in Greece. Those eleven countries contributed to the first successful business year of JANSSEN COSMETICS back in 1997.