About Markilux & The World's Premier Shade Solutions
Markilux is the largest and most renowned German brand name in retractable awnings and awning fabrics, and the second largest folding arm awning manufacturer in the world. Markilux manufactures over 55,000 retractable awnings and 25,000 retractable canopies/exterior vertical facade shades annually.
Markilux is headquartered in Emstetten, Germany near the historic city of Munster. Founded in 1927, Markilux is family owned, with the third and fourth generations of the Schmitz family leading the business.
Markilux Unique Skills & Capabilities
- Design Engineering Excellence
Markilux brings three sets of unmatched capabilities to the task of making the world’s best awnings. First is the technical understanding of design engineering, which is exemplified by being the only awning manufacturer in the world to win the Design Award at the prestigious R+T Global Design Fair – a feat it has repeated at every show since 1988.
- Quality Control & Green Manufacturing
Markilux is a world leader in quality control and green manufacturing processes. Markilux designs and produce every part of their highly durable, light and creative retractable awning frameworks, mechanisms and fabric covers in-house in a 450,000 square foot factory, which has been praised as a “green factory” by exceeding all European Union and U.S. standards for pollution control, energy efficiency and recycling of waste. All Markilux products are tested and meet the German TUV standard for engineering quality, and Markilux also meets the stringent quality standards for ISO 9000 certification.
- Unique, High-Tech Awning Fabric Expertise
Having been in the textile business since 1927, Markilux has a highly developed knowledge of textiles. They are the original creators of the worldwide design standards for acrylic fabrics. They are the only awning manufacturer in the world who designs and manufactures their own exclusive line of fabrics. Fabric manufacturing innovations includes laser cutting and ultrasonic bonding to produce the longest-lasting and best-looking fabric seams in the industry. Our Sunsilk Nano-Clean, Transolair and Perfotex lines of fabric bring new dimensions of solar control and design beauty to shade solutions.
These skills and capabilities make Markilux the undisputed leader in high quality, high style retractable awnings – the gold standard against which all other awnings are judged worldwide.
Complete Support For The Professional Design & Build Community
Markilux provides an exceptional level of support for architects, designers, builders and contractors to help specify, install and operate the most effective shade solution for each project. On each specific product page you will find access to:
- Specification Guide with detailed product information
- CAD files in .dwg, .dxf and .pdf file formats
- Installation Instructions
In addition, our knowledgeable staff can consult with you to select the most suitable shade solution and fabric for your decor and performance requirements. For more information about any Markilux architectural shade solution, or for a complimentary price quote, please call us today at 888.685.8008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you on your next project.