Precision for 100 years.
Growth is only possible by building on proven success. Over the course of our 100-year success story, two things have always set us apart: courage to embrace new ideas and reliability of our products.
Where we came from
In each of our products there are clearly defined values.
Above all, we stand for loyalty to our employees, our customers, and our products. Quality and reliability are especially important. An uncompromising zero defect policy is not just a mere sales pitch or service argument for us. We live up to this aspiration in everything we do. We want to always be innovative and pick up new trends. We invest regularly in training and in in-service training and are always on the lookout for new talents. The focus is on our customers and their wishes. We build on long-term business relationships, which are characterised by trust and mutual respect. In each of our products there are clearly defined values.
Where we are going
From Spital am Pyhrn to the whole world.
We began 100 years ago as producers of metal parts for the shoe industry. Today, we cooperate with the automotive, healthcare, electrical engineering, and construction sectors to name a few. As an innovative, family-run company, we like to think big. We often ask ourselves what the world of tomorrow will look like. If it is the first flying car or the highest skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates, wherever big things happen, we play our part. From Spital am Pyhrn to the whole world.
On November 20, 1920, Rudolf Mark Senior founds a company for shoe eyelets, Rudolf Mark & Söhne, in Spital am Pyhrn. Reports have it that his dachshund could even do math, which is why it has a place of honour in the logo.
MARK invents the ski boot buckle. Zooming down the slopes in tied leather shoes is now a thing of the past. There are now roughly 100 employees in the company.
In the 1980s, MARK enters the automotive branch; the company grows rapidly. In 2000, construction begins on the new location in Gleinkerau. During the groundbreaking ceremony, employees form a symbolic foundation along the periphery of the building.
June 18, 2001. After just six months of construction, the new building is complete - an atelier for our technical specialists and creative thinkers. On over 12,000 square metres, new ideas are worked on, and innovative products are developed.
MARK Hydraulik GmbH is founded on March 1, 2008 in Spital am Pyhrn. The focus is on developing lightweight hydraulic components which are used in aviation, for instance.
March 1, 2011. The next development is the founding of MARK Save A Life GmbH. Here, safety equipment for different sectors is developed such as occupational safety, rope rescue, self-rescue, or the outdoor sector. Very soon thereafter, well-known companies are among the customers like Strabag, Liebherr, INNEON, and IKEA.
The founding of MARK Metal d.o.o. in Majšperk in Slovenia marks the first location abroad.
MARK continues to grow. In Slovenia, a new, more modern and larger company building is opened. The new location in Ptuj works closely together with the automotive industry. The building in Spital am Pyhrn is also being expanded by 10,000 square meters and opened in the summer.
Christina Rami-Mark, daughter of owner Rudolf Mark, enters the family business. She prepares herself to takeover a management function in 2020.
Christina Rami-Mark becomes the official head of MARK. We celebrating 100 years of MARK. 100 years of innovation and family tradition.
Together we are MARK.
Change is a constant for us. The ability to recognise and implement trends has turned us into a leading global company in metal forming technology. This is due to our employees, their curiosity, their commitment, and their reliability. We are convinced that talent has to be promoted in every individual because talent is the driving force of our company. We are always on the lookout for people who share an affinity for our philosophy and who would like to help write MARK’s history.