The company GfN was founded in 1983 by Heidrun and Helmut Lindner in Hammelbach near Heidelberg. Already after four years in 1987 the company moved into a newly constructed building which was designed especially for the needs of production. Since that time high-quality natural extracts for cosmetic application are produced here in Wald-Michelbach, right in the middle of the scenic Odenwald-Forest.
In 1987 Mrs. Michéle Lindner joined the company. She cooperated hand in hand with her mother Heidrun Lindner. Since 1996 she has run this highly flexible family-owned company on her own.
At the beginning the production of standard collagen solutions was the main focus of the company. Year by year more and more innovative collagen and elastin products were developed and exported worldwide. Quickly novel plants polysaccharides and other sophisticated active ingredients like the Omega-CH-Activator® were added to product portfolio geared to growth.
Since its foundation GfN expands constantly. In 1992 the cooperation with a Czech company called Contipro a.s. started - one of the world leading producers of hyaluronic acid for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutrition application. That was one of the key factors for the resounding success of the company.