TRADITIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS

Glas Marte: Values & history

Go Back

Founded in 1930 as a one-man company in Bregenz on Lake Constance, the company has gradually expanded its knowledge of the versatile building material glass and today offers a wide range of products. Glas Marte impresses with intelligent, user-friendly solutions at the highest technical level, secured by patents and constant dialogue with international experts, universities and professional associations: From flat and insulating glass to varied interiors, multi-award-winning sliding and holding systems, and from slender glass partition wall systems and doors to DIBt-tested glass railings and structural glass construction. The speciality: maximum use of glass with minimal construction portion. Today, the family-owned company employs more than 340 people at two locations in western Austria and is one of the leading processors of glass.

Company video

Our company video shows who and what is behind Glas Marte and gives insights into production 4.0.

Clear commitment to

Transparency

Glas Marte stands for transparency. Uncompromising. We provide a clear view. Not only with our glazing, but also in terms of costs, planning assistance and assembly instructions. So that you don't experience any nasty surprises.

 

Simplicity

We just like it. Our solutions are practical in use and simple in assembly. Prefabrication in the factory, complete offers and the comprehensive support of our customers from beginning to completion guarantee long-lasting products and satisfied end customers.

 

Design

Glas Marte does not offer off-the-shelf goods. Our offer scores with innovation and a high degree of aesthetics in order to meet the needs of modern architecture in the best possible way. We monitor closely and set forward-looking trends.

1930

Rudolf Marte founds a carpentry and glassworks at Fischergasse 1 in Bregenz. The start-up capital for the one-man operation: professional skills, the will to work hard and only the necessary tools.

1940

The company increasingly turns to glass processing. Glassworks, glass grinding and, above all, repair glazing predominate. First major orders strengthen the company founder in his chosen path. Rudolf Marte significantly increases the operating areas at Fischergasse 1.

1950

The glass wholesale operation is expanded. New storage problems need to be solved. The post-war period places enormous demands on all those involved, which have to be overcome.

1960

Construction of a new hall  at Fischergasse 6. At last the flat glass in the railway wagon can roll into the warehouse. Glas Marte has 20 employees.

1970

The insulating glass plant is constructed in the industrial area at Brachsenweg 39. Glas Marte sets new standards in quality through the special properties of its insulating glass. Glas Marte is the first company in Vorarlberg to produce insulating glass with a double seal. The first generational change is announced: Son-in-law Anton Feigl takes over the management together with his wife Marianne and two other daughters of the company's founder, Irmgard Stefan and Gertrud Spieler. Glas Marte employs 26 people.

1980

The Glass Construction Department expands. The first in-house developments in the field of sliding systems for balcony glazing are developed. The Insulating Glass Department relocates to new production halls.. Glas Marte becomes market leader in Vorarlberg. The number of employees increases to 45.

1990

Glas Marte expands the production areas to more than 4,000 m². Glass Construction is mainly concerned with self-developed systems. First patents are secured in the point holder area. UNIGLAS GmbH is founded with recognised partner companies in Germany and Austria. The company's own TOPGLAS-GH manufacturing department (safety and sound reduction glass) with the largest production dimensions in Europe starts production. The Insulating Glass Division adopts the brand name UNIGLAS® for all products. Glas Marte has 86 employees.

2000

In summer, Glas Marte starts production of toughened safety glass from its own brand SECURMART®. The company's output is thus significantly expanded once again. Takeover of the management by the third generation.

2004

The new insulating glass plant for UNIGLAS® insulating glass starts operation. Insulating glass elements with a maximum size of 3,210 x 7,200 mm can be produced using a fully automatic production line.

2015

In the spring, the production area will be significantly expanded once again. Since then, production has also been carried out at the second location in Itter, Tyrol.

2017

After completion of the modernisation measures, production in Itter starts to take off. GM LSG LAMIMART® laminated safety glass and GM PRINTMART® screen printing are now available from the company's own production. The high order volume is handled on a total production area of the two plants of about 30,000 m². The production process is more flexible than ever before. Glas Marte thus has the highest performing safety glass plant in Western Austria.

2020
computer-display

Glas Marte gets fit for the future: More and more business processes are digitized and automated in order to be able to process internal processes and orders more quickly. In addition, the development  of a tailor-made ERP system brings an enormous simplification of work in production and administration.

1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2004
2015
2017
2020