Tradition

In the beginning
was fire.

The history of our candles.

Tradition and innovation have always been the cornerstones of our work. Founded in 1899 as a wax-drawing company, our family-owned business has developed into a leading and thus trend-setting innovation company. All our products are 100% manufactured in our locations in Aschaffenburg / Germany and from there travel to our customers all over the world! Last but not least, the name WENZEL stands for high-quality products and innovations gained from more than 100 years of experience.

  • 1899

    Founding of our Company through Adrian Wenzel

  • 1938

    Takeover of the Company by Richard Wenzel

  • 1946

    Reconstruction of the company after the war as a one-man operation

  • 1960

    Expansion of the customer circle to local retailers

  • 1972

    Takeover of the company by Rudolf and Rosemarie Jaksch (maiden name: Wenzel)

  • 1980

    Construction of a new production facility, entry into the modern production age

  • 1988

    New construction and relocation - product distribution within Europe (60 employees)

  • 1996

    Expansion

  • 1999

    100th anniversary (200 employees)

  • 2000

    Expansion including an automated high-bay warehouse

  • 2005

    New building with 2nd production site (plant II) in Aschaffenburg

  • 2007

    ®Safe Candle - self-extinguishing pillar and ball candle

  • 2008

    Expansion of plant II

  • 2011

    New high-bat warehouse production site II

  • 2016

    Introduction of ®Conics (premium lights) and Highlights (12h tealight)

  • 2017

    World-wide launch of our products with new new logo

Adrian Wenzel
Richard Wenzel

Tradition and innovation have always been the cornerstones of our work. Founded in 1899 as a wax-drawing company, our family-owned business has developed into a leading and thus trend-setting innovation company. All our products are 100% manufactured in our locations in Aschaffenburg / Germany and from there travel to our customers all over the world! Last but not least, the name WENZEL stands for high-quality products and innovations gained from more than 100 years of experience.