markilux Designer awnings “Made in Germany” As a family business in the 4th generation we have been manufacturing awnings that set the highest of standards for almost 50 years. What makes markilux unique is the combination of designer quality awnings and the weaving of our awning covers all under one roof, which is why we are truly “Made in Germany” right down to the last detail. Our originality shows when it comes to making living outdoors even more enticing. We don’t stop at good solutions; we look to improve on these solutions every day. This allows us to offer the best to our customers in every respect – a perfect combination of form and function.
markilux designer awnings are characterised by quality, multi-award-winning designs and innovative technology and turn your favourite spot to relax into something extra special. You can take our word for it with our markilux quality promise.
markilux. A success story.
On a beautiful day in June 1972 , the entrepreneur and visionary Carl-Hinderich Schmitz laid the foundation stone for a remarkable success story in Emsdetten, northwest Germany. Under the brand name markilux - back then as a subsidiary of Schmitz-Werke - the new company designed and produced made-to-measure awnings for patios, balconies, windows and conservatories.
After almost five decades and over 1.5 million awnings sold, markilux has become the leading manufacturer of innovative designer awnings in Germany.
The spirit of those early days can still be felt today. Creativity, know-how, the fascination for the technical challenge, the discipline and the will to continue moving forward and to create something new make markilux a pioneer in the industry.
Our success has been shaped by our close proximity to both customers and employees, to the projects and processes. These cooperative partnerships and the great commitment of each individual form an integral part of this success.
markilux sun protection systems can be found all over the world today and it makes us proud when we customers say to us: "Sitting in the shade of our markilux on a beautiful day ..."
1972: Start of awning production
Up to 2017: a Schmitz-Werke brand
Since 2018: Independent company