Ongoing innovation and enduring attention to quality. The common theme in the history of Bolsius.
The history of Bolsius stretches back almost 150 years, from New Zealand to South America
A new milestone was reached with the takeover of Eika Kerzen in Germany. The German brand Eika allowed us to add another quality seal to our portfolio.
From candles that provide light to candles that provide a scent. Bolsius introduced a wide and high-quality range of scented candles under the name Bolsius Aromatic.
Bolsius introduced the Twilight, a modern terrace light under the Bolsius Professional name; a complete and top quality range for the professional user, including hospitality users.
Bolsius began the production of rustic candles in all colours of the rainbow. From this point, Bolsius started providing a wide range of fashionable, decorative candles to consumers in north-west Europe.
In this year, Bolsius began storing heated raw materials in Moerdijk in order to guarantee the quality of the candles. Bolsius is unique in this regard.
Bolsius sets up a manufacturing site in Poland.
To mark our 125th birthday, we donated a bronze statue to the province of Schijndel. Read more
The market changed, and so did Bolsius. We increased in size so we could keep serving customers. . Read more
What did we buy from Koninklijke Verkade in this year? Read more
In 1990, the Bolsius Group took two important steps in advancing company activities in Scandinavia. Bolsius Nordic A.B. was set up in Stockholm, while the subsidiary company, P.A. Trading-Bolsius A.B., was established in Oslo.
Bolsius kept the flame alight in the church candles sector. Read more
Bolsius went for gold, and in this year, took over the NV Koninklijke Stearine Kaarsenfabriek Gouda-Apollo.
Two candle families merged, and continued under the name of Bolsius Kaarsenfabriek B.V. Read more
The company owned by the Bolsius brothers waxed and waned in the 60s and 70s before running into major difficulties in the 70s. Read more
The visit of Princess Irene and the production of special candles for the wedding dinner of Princess Beatrix were highlights in our history.
The pressed tealight saw the light of day thanks to an invention by Lambertus Bolsius. Read more
Candles gained increased popularity in the 50s and 60s, even outside the church environment. The Bolsius brothers attained success by manufacturing decorative candles. Read more
While the war was breaking out, the company started to manufacture plaster figurines. There was barely a house in Schijndel without a ‘Kniertje’ (a fisherman's widow from the Dutch play Op Hoop van Zegen) at the window. Read more
The Bolsius brothers started making a name for themselves in manufacturing church candles. The product went down so well with church members that they granted them the distinction of papal purveyor.
It was around this year that the wax bleacher started to manufacture church candles. Read more
This was the year in which Lambertus Bolsius started working with the wax bleacher. Lambertus is the eldest son of Henricus Bolsius. After his preparatory education, Lambertus went to the small seminary. Once he had completed his studies, Lambertus worked in the beer brewery of his uncle Mathijs Smits.
This was the year in which Antonius Bolsius set up as a wax bleacher at Kerkendijk in Schijndel. Read more