CREATE. CARE. ENJOY.

 „We want to inspire people to create unique things. With ideas, enthusiasm and a sense of the fine details.“

York Boeder, CEO Executive Commitee

 

CREATE. CARE. ENJOY.

Create! Marabu surpasses the highest quality standards with its unique colours and creative products.
Care! In the Marabu Group qualified employees ensure, with sustainable responsibility, an annual production
volume of more than 4,000 tons.

Enjoy! Marabu thrills customers worldwide with an assortment of more than 20,000 articles and achieves annual
sales of more than 100 million euros.

For over 150 years Marabu has been a reliable pioneer and companion in the areas of screen printing,
pad printing, liquid coatings, digital printing and creative paints.

Company history

1859
Albert Martz opens his paint and material goods shop in Stuttgart.

 

1870
Martz starts with the manufacture of water colour paints. The first geometrical instruments lay the foundation stone for drawing equipment.

 

1909
Martz becomes Marabu. The trademark is registered with the Imperial Patent Office.

 

1939
Marabu produces the first water colour paint box. With that Marabu establishes the start of an educational range for school.

 

1952
Marabu presents the first screen printing ink of its own, Marapid, that was developed in its own laboratory.

 

1959
In the 100th year of the company’s history Marabu launches the flexible mounting gum Fixogum – an innovation that develops into a real classic top seller.

 

1971
Marabu enters the segment of hobby and leisure that in the long term will gain great importance for the company.

 

1995
Marabu has been certified according to ISO 9001 since 1995 and according to ISO 14001 since 2003. Marabu has
been committed to the Responsible-Care® Initiative since 1998. In 2011 Marabu receives the SGIA Sustainability Award.

 

1999
Boom years for window paints: Marabu fun & fancy Window Colour dominates the market for several years.

 

2004
In Bietigheim-Bissingen the new creative paint plant is opened. The plant was designed according to the latest ecological, technical and employee-friendly standards.

 

2009
Marabu celebrates its 150th company anniversary.

 

2015
Fashion spray is the most successful product since Window Colour.

 

2016
Marabu Creative Colours starts up in the USA.

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