History

We are a part of you. [since 1960]

Take a look at MKW®'s history.

1960s

Karl Niederndorfer founded the "Metall- und Kunststoffwerk Weibern GmbH". The company's head office is the former dairy building, the so-called "Gstattmühle" in Weibern. First products in the metals business area were wheelbarrows and milk bottle baskets. Toilet seat "NORMA" and the three-legged stool were the first articles in the plastics business area.

1990s

MKW Prešov spol.s.r.o. in Prešov, Slovakia was established as a subsidiary of MKW Kunststofftechnik GmbH. The company is responsible for the production and distribution of sanitary products for the Eastern European market.

1970s

10 years after the founding, the number of employees passes the 200-person limit. The machinery is growing steadily and a distribution centre in Graz is commissioned. The purchase of the first computer eases accounting.

2000s

Reorganisation into the present company structure. MKW® expand its position in the emerging market Russia and founded MKW LTD in Ermolino, near Moscow. Hannes and Stefan Danner handed over the management of MKW Kunststofftechnik GmbH. The coating technology for wood decor surfaces for aluminium and steel is provided.

1980s

Karl Niederndorfer retired. Now, the business is managed by his sons Franz and Wolfgang Niederndorfer as well as Johann Trausinger. On the initiative of Wolfgang Niederndorfer the company "IOT Industrielle Oberflächentechnik GmbH" in Haag/Hausruck is founded in 1984. CEO's are Wolfgang and Franz Niederndorfer and their brother in law Hans Danner.

2010s

MKW® did the largest investment in the company's history. Plant 2 in Haag/H. is extended by 3,000 m² production area which includes a vertical powder coating system. Karl Niederndorfer takes over the management of MKW Oberflächen+Draht GmbH. MKW® expands its production capacity in the powder coating business area and built plant 3. 

In 1960 Karl Niederndorfer founded the "Metall- und Kunststoffwerk Weibern GmbH".
The former dairy building "Gstattmühle" is still the company's head office.