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Balthasar

Candles with tradition

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From cosmetics to candles

1939 

Foundation of Theo Balthasar's traditional Swiss company based in Hochdorf/Lucerne.

Initially, Balthasar + Co AG was a limited partnership. It exclusively produced alcoholic products such as Eau de Cologne or hair tonic. Theo Balthasar personally has drawn off birch juice for the well-known birch hair tonic.


 

 

Theo Balthasar

Theo Balthasar

Founder of Balthasar + Co. AG

Birch tonic

Birch tonic

Birch juice extraction in the canton of Fribourg

Transportation

Transportation

Transport of birch juice by rail

Since body awareness and fashion were of great importance to the ladies' world, the product range was adapted to the new needs. Lipsticks, nail polishes, powders and creams, bath additives and shampoos were particularly demanded.

 

1948
Start of own candle production.

Office building

Office building

In 1956 the office building in Hochdorf is attached.

1973

Dr. Louis Balthasar takes over the position as CEO of Balthasar + Co. He invests all his profits in the company and the growth of candle production.

Dr. Louis Balthasar

Dr. Louis Balthasar

Candle-making machine

Candle-making machine

One of the oldest treasures of the Balthazar company. In operation from 1974 to 2015.

New building Palazzo

New building Palazzo

In 1988 the company building is newly constructed.

1997 

Takeover of the trading company Mislin AG. This creates Mislin + Balthasar AG. A company for the distribution of household and cosmetic products. Further investments follow in the expansion of the company and the modernisation of the own production.

Mislin + Balthasar AG

Mislin + Balthasar AG

Candle press

Candle press

High-bay storage

High-bay storage

In 1997 the proud new construction of Balthasar Group.

2013

Alain Balthasar takes over the family business and now manages it in the third Generation.
Balthasar Group is a strong manufacturing and trading company and offers its customers a wide range of products.

Alain Balthasar

Alain Balthasar

2014

The in-house laboratory is rebuilt and equipped with the latest technology. Start of development and production of premium wax for the food and candle industries.Balthasar Group celebrates its 75th anniversary.

 

 

Laboratory

Laboratory

In the in-house laboratory candles are tested for various quality characteristics.

75 years Balthasar

75 years Balthasar

2014 is an anniversary for Balthasar.

2015

The outdated candle drawing machine is replaced with a modern candle extruder.

Candle extruder

Candle extruder

2017

 

Balthasar starts the production and distribution of frost candles for professional use in the farming industry.

frost candles

frost candles

2019

This year, we celebrate our 80 years anniversary.

80 years of Balthasar

80 years of Balthasar

Current Balthasar fragrance range

Current Balthasar fragrance range

Balthasar candle assortment

Balthasar candle assortment

Candle press today

Candle press today