Facts and Figures

1925
Gustaaf Heyblom (18/02/1905 – 26/01/1980) opens a store of scissors and razors in Antwerp.
1937
The offer is expanded with cosmetic accessories so the store is moved to a new and bigger location in Antwerp.
1941
The store becomes a small wholesale business of cosmetic and hairdressers’ products and is moved again to a bigger location in Antwerp.
1966
Guy Heyblom (son of Gustaaf) joins the business and becomes responsible for expanding all activities.
1976
Guy Heyblom (actual CEO) takes over the business which has become a specialized wholesale store for cosmetic and hairdressers’ products at the time.
1977
The store moves to another bigger location in Antwerp.
1981
Company Maral is acquired to expand the business’ offering.
1984
Visits towards the hairdressers are diminished and focus is laid now on the cash & carry store only.
Activities towards the wholesalers are again increased.
The N.V. Antwerp Haircosmetics (ANHAIRCO) is founded.
1985
Anhairco builds new headquarters and a warehouse in Aartselaar.
1986
Company Imblico is acquired to expand the business towards schools for specialists.
1988
Business is started with the Netherlands.
1989
The cash & carry store is moved to a new location.
1992
Company Corona is acquired, adding also manufacturing of cosmetic products to the distribution business.
Anhairco builds a new plant in Grobbendonk to house the newly acquired production activities and equipment.
1994
Régis Heyblom (son of Guy) joins the company and becomes responsible for the production unit in Grobbendonk.
1995
Expansion of the plant and its activities in Grobbendonk.
1997
Company Lysdale is acquired. Investments in gassing facilities are made, so Anhairco now also offers to its customers the possibility to have their products packed in aerosols.
1998
Anhairco acquires company Pierre Cohen and adds the manufacturing of hairdresser capes to its current supply.
A complete offer of products, accessories and capes allows Anhairco now to become a leading player at a European level.
1999
The cash & carry store is sold and Anhairco only sells to wholesalers from now on.
2000
Tom Heyblom (son of Guy) joins the company in Aartselaar and becomes responsible for sales in the Benelux, marketing and purchasing activities.
2003
Anhaircos headquarters and warehouse are moved to a new building in Aartselaar.
2004
Company Bevannu is acquired.
Anhaircos production activities are expanded to private label skin-, face- and bodyproducts in various quantities.
Laurence Heyblom (daughter of Guy) joins the company and becomes responsible for all non-Benelux sales.
2005
Anhairco builds a new plant to integrate its two manufacturing units and moves to Olen. This new plant will fulfill the latest requirements concerning safety, quality and control.
2006
The product “Plantex-Anti Gris” is acquired; a well known lotion against grey hair.
2010
Set up of a specialized department in Mumbai, under responsibility of Laurence Heyblom.
Tom Heyblom becomes responsible for the production unit in Olen.
2011
Company Provision is acquired, hence the distribution of Panasonic, GA.MA, Termix amongst others.
2012
The brand “Invisible” is acquired; well known quality hair grips.
2013
Company Jezewski is acquired, hence the production of the brand “SCARLETT”.

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