Acquisition of a major share in the NARVA Lichtquellen GmbH + Co. KG with its headquarters in Brand-Erbisdorf (Saxony), Germany. The company specializes in the production of low-pressure fluorescent tubes.
Foundation of JW Holding GmbH as a share and management holding company.
Acquisition of the trading company UV Logistic in Preston (Lancashire), UK. The company, founded in 1983, supplies as market leader, tubes and high pressure lamps for cosmetic applications.
The introduction of a second range of tanning lamps in the US is accompanied by the establishment of another company: KOSMEDICO, Inc., in Chicago. It was later called COSMEDICO LIGHT, Inc. and situated near Boston.
Founding of WOLFF SYSTEM GmbH by Friedrich Wolff in Frankfurt/Main. This company was set up in particular to consult and support license holders. With the founding of WOLFF SYSTEM Corporation in New Jersey the same year, which operates later under the name WOLFF SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY, Inc. In Atlanta, the way for entering the US market is paved at an early stage.
With the invention of the sunbed by Friedrich Wolff in 1975 and the founding of KOSMEDICO – Vertrieb kosmetischer und medizinischer Lampen GmbH – under the direction of Jörg Wolff in 1976, the cornerstone for the JW Holding Group in its current form was laid. The success of the new tanning technology is based on the fact that people are now able to “get a tan without getting sunburnt.” Today, KOSMEDICO operates under the name COSMEDICO LIGHT, Inc.