Encouraging entrepreneurs within the company! This also describes the guiding principle behind the structural change from a single company to a holding structure with an international outlook.

The whole group of companies employs over 750, including in the USA. Of these, some 40% work in production and about 60% in administration, sales and development. In 2005, the JK Group of companies made a consolidated turnover of about 180 million Euros ? the highest annual turnover since the establishment of the JK Group.

The holding includes general services and important functions for all the subsidiary companies: strategic planning, research and development and general commercial services. During the last two years, all marketing activities have been transferred to the individual companies.

JK-International GmbH, Windhagen, is responsible for the sale of Ergoline and Soltron sunbeds which are designed for private and professional use and distributed within Germany by authorised dealers. In Germany ? the main sales market ? the sale is organised by a sales partner system consisting of a network of dealers specialised in sunbeds. The JK-International GmbH marketing department is responsible for all marketing activities in Germany and internationally for all sales companies in the JK Group.

The sunbeds are sold internationally in more than 40 countries worldwide. Sales offices are established in Switzerland, France, England, Poland and the Netherlands. Local independent national representatives who normally act as exclusive importers ensure export in the remaining sales countries.

Ergoline Sunbeds represent premium features and top UV technology. The brand and product signify design, UV power, ergonomics, quality and international service as well as reliability, innovation and technology along with comfort and convenience.

Soltron Sunbeds mean excellent quality, innovative ideas, young and fresh design, as well as international service.

JK-Leasing GmbH & Co.KG, Norderfriedrichskoog, Germany, has substantially increased the market and turnover potential for entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises in the field of commercial sunbeds.

JK-Licht GmbH, K÷nigswinter ? Ruttscheid, supplies full service for tanning professionals while selling consumables and utility products for sunbeds and salons. These products mainly consist of UV lamps, solar cosmetics, hygiene goods and other articles for the commercial salon market.

JK-Global Service GmbH, Bad Honnef, provides technical after-sales service for the Ergoline, Soltron and Wellsystem brands on behalf of the JK Group?s sales companies in Germany within and beyond the guarantee period, and supplies replacement parts, technical documentation, training and technical support for all other branches and distributors across the world.

JK-Secure GmbH, based in Norderstedt, Germany, is an independent and free insurance brokerage and will be our expert partner in all insurance issues under the JK-Holding GmbH umbrella company. When making an investment decision, it pays to take a good look.

JK-Products GmbH, Bad Honnef, handles materials supplies, logistics and production of all products for the entire group of companies.

Walter Kratz GmbH, Windhagen, provides the Legal Department as a central service for the JK Group.

Securmatic Repair Center GmbH, Ratingen, is a repair and logistics center for the preparation and repair of electronic systems.