The history of our corporate group began more than 60 years ago with the founding of the Allsicht Organisation by Adolf Spinner and a few like-minded people. Their mission was to promote collaboration between wholesalers and retailers as well as with industrial partners.
The guiding principle of cooperation has characterized Markant from the beginning.
DEWholesaler Adolf Spinner of Offenburg, Germany founds Allsicht Organisation (ASO) with a few like-minded people.
DEFounding of wholesale chain A&O, a voluntary cooperative of 20 food wholesalers.
DEFounding of the international Zentralkontor.
CHA&O Zentralkontor Launches Central Settlement and offers supplementary services.
DEA&O superseded by Offenburg-based SELEX Handels GmbH, which focuses on the food business.
At the same time, Tania Handels GmbH in Hamburg grows with a non-food orientation.
DEMerger of SELEX and Tania to form S+T Bundeszentrale Selex + Tania Handels AG.
CHFounding of Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.
CHMarkant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG begins operations in Pfäffikon.
CHFounding of the European cooperation European Marketing Distribution (EMD) by Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG and seven European partners.
DEMerging of the previously legally independent service companies Selex and Tania Group to create Markant Handels und Service GmbH.
CH-DE-ESMarkant Finanz AG in Basel and Iberiana Frucht in Offenburg/Valencia begin operations.
CZFounding of national subsidiary Markant Česko s.r.o. in Prague.
DEConsolidation of the Wiesbaden and Worms locations in Worms.
DEConstruction of the non-food sample presentation centre in Worms.
CZFounding of national subsidiary Markant Slovensko s.r.o. The national subsidiary is supported out of Prague.
CHEstablishment of a strategic partnership with Syntrade AG in Pfäffikon; today Markant Syntrade Schweiz AG is a subsidiary of Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG.
AT-CH-DKDuring the course of its internationalization, Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG concludes strategic cooperations with ZEV Markant (which reincorporates as Markant Österreich GmbH) in Austria and with Syntrade AG in Switzerland.
Start of Central Settlement in Denmark.
DEMarkant celebrates 100th Markant Food Trade Forum and 30 years of brand enhancement.
CHInternational coordination headquarters of Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG in Basel begins operations.
PL-CHStart of operations in Poland and Hungary.
Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG celebrates its 25th company anniversary and 60 years of international cooperation.
DEThe new European computing centre of Markant Group in Offenburg begins operations.
Food and non-food areas in Germany consolidated at the Offenburg location.
PLFounding of the Markant Handels und Service Sp. z. o.o. service company in Warsaw.
DE-ATExpansion of the Offenburg location to an international service center of Markant Group.
Renaming of Markant Handels und Service GmbH in Markant Services International GmbH.
Markant Österreich GmbH supports the Croatian and Slovenian target markets.
DE – CZCompletion of the new MARKANT Group building in Offenburg.
MARKANT Česko moves to new premises in Prague.
Integration of AGU into the MARKANT group as a 100 percent subsidiary.
DE – CHFoundation of the start-up platform voilà! as well as the start-up arena as part of the MARKANT trade forum.
BEL – DEEstablishment of a new national company: MARKANT BELUX based in Brussels.