Ahead Through Research

For the development of products for aquariums, terrariums and garden ponds it is important to start off with information about the animals’ way of life and habitats as a basis. As a reputable manufacturer with very high standards JBL does not rely on dubious reports from the internet or information from outdated literature. That’s why JBL runs its own research center, employing experienced scientists, and also organises annual research expeditions to the home areas of the aquarium and terrarium animals, so as to build up our knowledge first hand.

How everything started

About JBL

It all started in 1960 with a small specialist pet shop in Ludwigshafen, which Joachim Böhme, a trained chemist, beetle expert and aquarium enthusiast from Dresden, opened. This turned his hobby into a profession.

Company history


Joachim Böhme was a qualified chemist and turned his hobby, aquatics, into a profession. After moving from Dresden to Ludwigshafen he set up a specialist pet shop from which the company JBL soon emerged. Here are the milestones of the company history:

That is us


JBL has about 160 employees working in the JBL plant in Neuhofen and in the European sales force, which operates in such countries as Austria, France, England, Holland, Belgium and the Czech Republic.


JBL would like to invite you to the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

It's that time again! The World Championship for Biotope Aquatics is about to start. All you committed biotope aquarists can upload your photo with a description onto the competition page ( ...