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»A future firmly rooted in the past«

The Niederrheinische Formenfabrik Janssen GmbH was founded in Krefeld in 1872 by our ancestors and we continue to operate as a family-owned factory, currently in the fifth generation. While our great-great-grandfather sold his hand-carved wooden speculaas-biscuit moulds, the very first cookie moulding machines were developed and assembled in the ensuing years.

»Colourfully mixed with strong roots…«

Our interdisciplinary team

Very well trained people representing a broad cross-section of professional qualifications work in our factory and empower our company. We combine the know-how of these individuals with the experience and knowledge gained by JANSSEN over a timespan of 150 years concerning our passion for “cookie moulds” and our great vertical range of manufacture.

The team of NFF Janssen
»The team«

Our guiding principle

We consider the Niederrheinische Formenfabrik Janssen of the present to be a factory in the best sense of the word – a business enterprise that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern production techniques and lives out the compelling desire to ensure the sustainability of its products. Thus, in keeping with our convictions, our products are manufactured at our location in Krefeld and we work with regional suppliers.

We avoid unnecessary complexity in the design of our cookie moulding machines and instead pursue a single focus on the function that is required. The result is exceptionally long-lived and robust machines which are not subject to rapid technological ageing and are valued by our customers as true workhorses designed to ensure continuity.

Our roots...

...our future!

Our Janssen factory is a traditional family business, now already in its fifth generation. The knowledge required for professional cookie manufacturing has been won, maintained and refined over the generations. We value our roots and maintain a respect for the future.

The fifth generation:

Mr. & Mrs.

Dr. Petra Gersch - Managing Director

Andreas Kalweit - Owner


The fourth generation:

  • Mr. & Mrs.
  • Wilhelm Kalweit - Managing Director
  • Elke Kalweit, née Janssen – Owner

The third generation:

  • Mr. & Mrs.
  • Walter Janssen – Managing Director
  • Herta Janssen – Managing Director

The second generation:

Fritz Janssen

The first generation:

Gerhard Janssen