World of Candles & Scents
World of Candles & Scents
Your professional partner in the candle, home scents, floral & home decor industry
Headquartered in Bavaria, the GALA GROUP is one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing manufacturers of candles, home scents and home decor with around 5,000 employees and production sites in Europe, North America and India.
The Group’s portfolio includes an extensive range of high quality scented and unscented candles, home scents and home decor products.
As dedicated private label experts and brand specialists, we perfectly address the specific needs of consumers and our retail, e-commerce and branded goods partners worldwide with customized private label solutions and brands.
Our unique and diverse global network of in-house trend & design experts, brand specialists, retail and e-commerce talents along with our R&D team help us stay at the forefront of trends and innovations that delight consumers and increase the category value for our business partners.
Our best-in-class manufacturing sites in Germany, Poland, Hungary, the United States and India are equipped to produce effectively from small batches to mass production in any price range and at high time-to-market.
„Be the greatest Candle, Scents and Decoration Company of the world!“
Our aspiration is to build the world’s largest candle, scents and home decor company. This vision, measured by the daily feedback from thousands of consumers and our business partners, is what drives our actions and motivates us to do our best and improve every day.
We want to serve more consumers and build long-term relationships with trading partners around the world by pursuing an ambitious growth strategy with private label brands and our own brands in the B2B and B2C channels.
From “Gala Kerzen” to the Gala Group
‚We act like a start-up backed by more than 100 years of combined experience within the group in candles, home scents & home decor products ‘.
The GALA Germany GmbH was founded in 1972 by Uwe Gasda and Horst Langhammer under the name “Gala Kerzen GmbH”, with headquarters in Wörnitz, Germany. It soon became one of the leading European candle manufacturers.
Ramesh Flowers was founded in Tuticorin, India. It soon became a leading manufacturer of reed diffusers, fragrance & essential oils, potpourris, wreaths, other dried botanicals and candles.
Altmann Hungaria Kft., was founded in Sopron, Hungary – a direct subsidiary of Josef Altmann Jun. GesmbH, Vienna, Austria (official imperial and royal supplier). Today GALA Hungary Kft. forms part of the GALA GROUP
GALA Poland Sp. z o.o. was founded in Wielun, Poland under the name “Korona Candles” – today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of private label candle products in Poland.
Flora Classique, a subsidiary of Ramesh Flowers, was founded in Wildomar, California, USA.
In 2012 Jewel Candle was founded in Berlin, Germany. In 2020, the company was renamed to GG Brands and expanded to include the brand OZOÍ. GG Brands offers strong digital and e-business capabilities.
Establishment of Gala North America Inc. under the name Korona Candles Inc., a manufacturing facility in Dublin, USA. Using the latest machinery in the industry, it remains one of the most modern candle factories in the country.
In 2016, Equistone partners took a majority stake in the former Gala Kerzen GmbH and joined forces with the founding family to create the GALA GROUP.
2016 - 2018
Between 2016 and 2018, the GALA GROUP acquired major stakes in leading candle and home decor companies around the globe, aiming to expand its product portfolio, increase its geographical footprint and create synergies within a global network to become a leading global candle, home scents & home decor manufacturer.
In 2021, the European locations were renamed under the joint umbrella of the GALA GROUP. The company, headquartered in Ansbach, is one of the world’s leading candle manufacturers and now employs around 5,000 people worldwide.
Dr. Thomas Schröder