markilux is part of the Schmitz-Werke organisation, which was founded nearly 100 years ago in 1921, originally named “Emsdetten Cotton Mill”. The company started out by specialising in the production of textiles at their production mill in Emsdetten, Germany.


In 1967, markilux was born as a member of the Schmitz-Werke brand and specialised in fabrics designed exclusively for outdoor use.


markilux products ventured into the realm of outdoor awnings; incorporating metalwork within their existing outdoor fabrics business in order to create a whole new product; the markilux shading system.


Since the first production of awnings commenced in 1972, markilux is the only German manufacturer of awnings that produce both the metalwork and fabrics of their awnings under one roof. Even though our sales extend worldwide, production still takes place in Emsdetten where the company originated, operating under the guidance of the fourth generation of the Schmitz family.


With a growing range of products suitable for the commercial sector, we needed more room to show them off. This lead to the opening of our brand new bigger and better flagship showroom in Febuary 2017, situated inside London's Business Design Centre. Come and give us a visit to view our latest range of products!