The history of the foundation of MC Technologies GmbH
The starting signal in the 30s
The activities of MC Technologies GmbH date back to the 1930s. Before World War 2, the company’s founder August Märtens was still working as a sales manager for electrical and radio products at Siemens in Hanover.
After his return from the war in 1945, his professional focus once again became the Siemens company in Hanover. The focus of his professional activity was the search for saleable products. The product portfolio also included Fritz Sennheiser’s measuring instruments, which were manufactured in a technical laboratory in Wedemark near Hanover. This support for Fritz Sennheiser was to play a major role in the later development process of August Märtens.
The postwar period
In 1948 August Märtens, the father of today’s owner Rolf Märtens, founded the sole proprietorship “August Märtens”. His wife, Erika Märtens, ran the office while August Märtens visited customers and sold products.
The product portfolio at that time included flashlights, batteries and radios. Those products that were urgently needed in the post-war period. Demand grew, and the product range was successively expanded. Initially around small electrical appliances, microphones and later also headphones were added. This expansion of the product range was the beginning of the successful cooperation with Prof. Fritz Sennheiser, which was also maintained by the sons for more than 25 years.
The 90s: pioneers with online store
In 1978, August Märtens had meanwhile reached the age of 67, and the company’s succession was initiated when Rolf Märtens joined the company. The sole proprietorship “August Märtens” developed into the telecommunications wholesaler “Märtens Communication GmbH”. Märtens Communication GmbH was thus one of the first distribution companies to offer consumer electronics, and later telecommunications products and mobile telephony devices as well as multimedia applications from Asia to the specialized trade. As a pioneer of its time, the products could already be ordered in an orderable online store in 1999.
In the 1990s, the family-owned company once again demonstrated its ability to innovate and change: in parallel with transmission technology, a second new business unit was established to serve the M2M communications market.
Bundling of competencies in the 2000s
In the 2000s, the competences were bundled: On August 1, 2002, the data transmission and connection technology business units (connector distribution and cable assembly) were transferred to the newly founded and legally independent company “MC Technologies GmbH”. The company name “MC Technologies GmbH” can be traced back to “MC” for “Märtens Communication”.
MC Technologies has become a certified training company that places great emphasis on the training and further education of its employees. Since 2018, there has been the option of completing a dual study program after the apprenticeship.
We connect the industry
The slogan “We connect the industry” is in focus: As a leading European solution provider and innovative manufacturer of IoT devices for data transmission, remote maintenance and remote monitoring, MC Technologies offers its customers design-in support from the selection of suitable applications to complete development work.
As a technically competent partner, MC Technologies is both a cable assembler and a successful distributor of well-known manufacturers for connectors. The work is carried out according to the highest quality standards (DIN EN ISO 9001).
MC Technologies is still an economically independent company and is financed exclusively by the sole shareholder Rolf Märtens.
With its 75-year history, MC Technologies symbolizes the many changes in Germany’s post-war development, the drive and will of the middle class to build something after the war.
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