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Amsterdam • Chicago • Elk Grove Village London • Los Angeles • New York
1343 Brummel Avenue | Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 | www.cristaux.com

Cristaux was born in Andre Janus’s basement. Well, actually his parent’s basement. In 2007, Janus was just 22 and already a frustrated former investment banker. He got the idea to create high-end awards and recognition products for global elite programs. He believed then – and still believes that greatness does not compromise. The only problem was Janus had no capital to build a company and didn’t want to borrow. So he did what any red-blooded American entrepreneur would do – he got on the phone and started making sales calls. Then another. And another one. He then brought on Rob a year later, and together they made hundreds of phone calls per day for 26 straight months persistently pounding on the market until Cristaux grew to become at least a one-million dollar business.

In the last decade, Cristaux has become an international company with multi-million dollar sales having shipped products to over 160 countries. It has formed itself a sterling reputation for designing and manufacturing some of the world’s most creative and well-crafted awards and recognition products in the industry.