Dipl.-Ing. Volker Wagner
Biography

1952
born in Glückstadt near Hamburg

1978
Graduation as Dipl.-Ing. (Diploma Engineer)

1981
Building up of the first candle factory “Wachs und Docht“ (“Wax and Wick“) in Hamburg Altona
Link to the Documentary: The Candlemaker (in german)

1984
Renaming of the candle factory into “Wagner Design“

1985
First booths on Christmas markets in the center of Hamburg

1988
Building up of the second candle factory “Kaarsenmakerij Maria Hoop“ in Holland
Link to the Documentary: The Candlemaker (in german)

1991
Building up of the third candle factory „Brightlights“ (now “Alohabay.com“) in California
Link to the Documentary: The Candlemaker (in german)

1995
Building up of the fourth candle factory “Candela“ (www.candela-shop.de) near Frankfurt
Link to the Documentary: The Candlemaker (in german)

1999
Beginning of the world-wide distribution of Himalayan Crystal Salt (Salt Lamps) containerwise
Link to the Documentary: Himalayan Crystal Salt

2001
Building up of an exclusive salt factory in Kashmir, Northern Pakistan
Link to the Documentary: Himalayan Crystal Salt

2003
Renaming the company into “Wager Life Design GmbH & Co. KG“

2003
Devolopement of product lines in the LED sector

2004
Founding of the charitable aid organisation “Salt-Health-Trust International“

2005
Supply to large customers like Tchibo, REWE, Lidl, Weltbild etc.

2008
Building up of a table-salt production factory according to European Standards in Kashmir, Northern Pakistan
Link to the Documentary: Himalayan Crystal Salt

2009
Receiving the “International Food Standard“ (IFS). Production of salt products for REWE and others

2010
Sale of the company “Wagner Life Design“ with its world-wide wholesale trade and the company name.

2011
Starting the new company “Wagner Lichtprojekte GmbH & Co. KG“ with ist main focus on product development

2012
Lecturer at the “Institute for Experimental Design“ of the Braunschweig University of Technology