Schmitz-Werke is a medium-sized family business with production facilities and registered offices based in Emsdetten near Münster. The company has more than 800 employees, nine subsidiaries in Europe and numerous international partnerships and investment interests, making it both a national and international company.
It trades under the brand name markilux for awnings, awning fabrics, interior blinds and garden furniture. swela is the trademark for its outdoor textiles, and decorative fabrics and curtains are marketed under the drapilux brand. All three Schmitz-Werke segments are market leaders in Germany and Europe. The company sells directly to qualified specialist partners and industrial clients.Quality of design, intelligence and use of technology are the hallmarks of all of its materials. Additional properties and special features are available on many textiles and awnings. The company holds more than 60 patents as proof of its innovative spirit.