The combination of tradition and innovation creates the power that has made Glas Marte, a third generation family business, one of Europe’s leading glass specialists. Founded in Bregenz on Lake Constance in 1930, the family-owned company currently employs around 340 people at two company locations in western Austria.
Glas Marte impresses with intelligent and user-friendly products of the highest technical level: trend-setting developments as well as individual solutions with the maximum possible use of glass and minimum design requirements form the basis for the success of Glas Marte. This advantage is secured by patents and constant exchange with international experts, universities and trade associations.
The business is now managed by Mag. (FH) Markus Weiskopf (CEO) and Ing. Bernhard Feigl (COO).
Rudolf Marte founded a carpentry and glazier’s workshop at Fischergasse 1 in Bregenz armed only with his professional skill set, the will to work hard and simply the necessary tools to make his one-man business a success.
The company begins to focus increasingly on glass processing. Glazing, glass cutting and above all glazing repair become the bread and butter of the business. The first bulk orders encourage the company founder to continue expanding in this area. Rudolph Marte significantly extends the existing premises at Fischergasse 1.
Glass wholesale is expanded. New storage problems have to be solved. The demands of the post-war period come hand in hand with their own set of challenges which have to be overcome.
Construction of a new hall at Fischergasse 6. Finally the flat glass can be transported by railway all the way to the warehouse. Glas Marte has 20 employees.
The insulating glass factory is built in the industrial park at Brachsenweg 39. The special properties of Glas Marte’s insulating glass set new quality standards. Glas Marte is the first company in Vorarlberg to produce insulating glass with double sealing. It is soon time for the business to be passed on to the next generation: Son-in-law Anton Feigl, together with his wife Marianne and two other daughters of the company founder Irmgard Stefan and Gertrud Spieler, take over the company. Glas Marte has 26 employees.
The glass construction department is expanded. First forays into in-house developing of sliding systems for glass balconies. The insulating glass department moves to a new manufacturing site. Glas Marte is market leader in Vorarlberg. The number of employees rises to 45.
Glas Marte expands the production site to over 4,000 m². The glass construction department is mainly concerned with self-developed systems. First patents in the field of point holders are secured. UNIGLAS GmbH is founded with recognised partner companies in Germany and Austria. The company begins producing its own TOPGLAS-GH (safety and sound insulation glass), boasting the largest production dimensions in Europe. The insulating glass department is rebranded as UNIGLAS across all products. Glas Marte has 86 employees.
In the summer, Glas Marte starts making its own reinforced safety glass under the SECURMART brand. The company’s product range is thus significantly increased once more.
The new insulating glass factory for UNIGLAS insulating glass becomes operational. It is now possible to make insulating glass elements with dimensions of up to 3,210 x 7,200 mm on a fully automatic production line.
In spring, the production floor is considerably expanded once more. Since then, production also takes place at the second manufacturing site in Itter, Tyrol.
The production site in Itter comes into its own following modernisation measures. We now sell our own laminated safety glass GM VSG LAMIMART® and screen printing GM PRINTMART®, both made in-house. The high order volume is processed between both plants, on a production site spanning around 30,000 m². The production process is more versatile than ever before. Glas Marte now has the most efficient safety glass plant in Western Austria.
CLEAR COMMITMENT TO
Glass Marte stands for transparency. Uncompromisingly. We provide clear insights. With our glazing, but also what regarding costs, planning assistance and assembly instructions. So there’s no unpleasant surprises.
We like it simple. Our solutions are practical in use and simple to assemble. The prefabrication in our factory, complete packages and the comprehensive support of our customers from beginning to completion of a project guarantee long-lasting products and satisfied end customers.
Glas Marte does not offer off-the-shelf products. Our range scores with innovation and a high degree of aesthetics to best meet the needs of modern architecture. We observe trends closely and help setting them ourselves.
Glas Marte Customer Center
Experience Glass Directly and Personally!
We help you with any questions and provide suitable solutions.
Innovative, representative, modern and informative for all the different target groups – this is what Glas Marte’s customer center looks like. Professional builders, architects, craftsmen, fabricators, designers and, of course, private customers discover simple and creative solutions and special designs for interior and exterior construction.
Glass has to prove itself in everyday life. Therefore, the solutions should not only look good, but also be practical. As a glass company with over 85 years of experience, Glas Marte knows the needs and requirements of customers well. We’re happy to pass on this glass expertise to you in our customer center in Bregenz.
Let yourself be inspired and try out our products personally!
What awaits you in the Glas Marte’s showroom:
- Experience a great many glass products in real life
- All types of glass and colors to personally experience
- Professional advice from specialized staff
- Design options for glass showers, all-glass doors, sliding systems, insulating glass, fittings etc.
- Many samples and patterns
Make an appointment today and come by!