Since its foundation in the year 1862 the name of the company F.M. Zumtobel has stood for a most modern company. Almost 150 years of company history show that pioneering and innovational spirit has always played a decisive role. The company's sense of constant change made it flexible and open for any new emerging opportunities arising from the continuously changing conditions of today's global markets.
Today, Dkfm. Martin Zumtobel holds shares in a wide variety of successful companies.
In addition to the ongoing expansion of the existing shareholders, the F.M.Zumtobel group is constantly looking for new opportunities. Its strategic goal is the interest in small and medium-sized businesses with great growth potential whose products are innovative or unique and can be commercialised internationally.
1862 - Foundation of F.M. Zumtobel Wachszieherei (candle manufacture plant) by Franz Martin Zumtobel.
1898 - opening of a general store. His son Otto, a pioneer in the Austrian coffee industry established the first "hand-operated" coffee roasting plant and established a transit storehouse for spices, coffee and colonial goods in Trieste, Italy.
1956 - Dr. Martin Zumtobel, Otto's son, founded the wholesale organization "A & O".
1971 - Dkfm. Martin Zumtobel joined the company.
1975 - Opening of the first FAMILIA grocery store, which was the basis for a vast expansion of the company.
1993 - FAMILIA and DOGRO sold to MIGROS (Switzerland).