Albert Martz opens his paint and material goods shop in Stuttgart.
Martz starts manufacturing watercolors. The first geometrical instruments lay the foundation for drawing equipment.
Martz became Marabu. The “Marabu” trademark is registered with the Imperial Patent Office.
Eberhard and Dr. Eduard Martz set up the Marabuwerke GmbH in Tamm.
The Marabuwerke launched poster distemper paints, the first paints specifically manufactured for designers and practical graphic designers. Poster paints became an important business field.
Marabu produces the first watercolour box. This constitues the start of an educational school product range.
Marabu presents the first screen printing of it’s own, Marapid, which was developed in it’s own laboratory.
In Marabu’s 100th year, the company launches the elastic mounting gum “Fixogum” – a classic best-seller.
Marabu enters the segment of hobby and leisure that in the long term will gain great importance for the company.
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.
Boom years for window paints: Marabu fun & fancy Window Colour dominates the market for several years.
In Bietigheim-Bissingen, the new creative paint plant is opened. The plant is designed according to the latest ecological, technical and employee-friendly standards.
Marabu buys the liquid lamination company Clearstar, founded in 1996. In 2011, it is renamed Marabu North America LP.
Marabu celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Fashion Spray is the most successful product since Window Colour.
Marabu Creative Colours starts up in the USA.
US launches the Marabu Candle-Liners and the Graphix® product line.