The history of Jans
In 1929, the brothers Jans Paulus and Jans Adolf founded the company ‘Gebroeders Jans’.
Adolf Jans, born on 16-04-1910 and passed away on 15-02-1999.
Paulus Jans, born on 11-09-1896 and passed away in 1981.
The company was located at the Kiezelweg in Mopertingen. Before World war II we produced especially wooden wheels and cabinets. After World war II, wood has been replaced by steel and aluminium. Thanks to the willpower and perseverance of the brothers, the company became a synonym of quality, specialty and service. The education and experience of the successors resulted in expansion and diversity of the production. In 1976 the company Jans N.V. moved to current location, Industrial Zone in Hoeselt.
Since the request for special transport vehicles and several other constructions became larger and larger, the company Jans Creacar was founded in 1992. The technical knowhow and transfer of capable employees where the basis of the success of Jans Creacar. The creative challenges became worldwide famous. Special projects, that needed more study and preparation, where done by Createchnics NV. Since January 2001, the company Jans NV became owner of Creacar NV again, which means that all products carry the original trademark JANS again.
Wooden open body in the 40s-50s. The wooden frame with steel plate where the foundation for a closed body in the 50s.
The first foam press trailer
Publication of the first foam press trailer in international press on 21 march 1983.
Passing of Jans Jozef
On Wednesday November 26, 2008 Bruno Jans’ brother passed away. Jozef was co-owner together with Bruno in the early years of Jans NV in Hoeselt. Later he started his own company Jans JRS.
50 years employment for Jaak
Jaak received a news article in the local newspaper for his long term employment and dedication to Jans.
80 Years of Jans chocolates
As a start to the 80 year anniversary celebrations of JANS nv, the new promotional cans of Belgium chocolates were today, 2nd April, handed over to the son of the Company founder, Jans Bruno, by neighbouring Ovidias Chocolates nv representative, Francois Vangertruyden.