About us

Original MRUK® is the No. 1 when it comes to protective gloves and safety gloves in the German-speaking world. The first product almost 50 years ago was the well-known work gloves made of leather, which are still in demand today in many areas of application. Over the years, a large number of models for the most diverse applications in industry, trade and craft were added.

Today, Original MRUK® stands for a comprehensive full range of gloves in occupational safety and is the first point of contact for dealers and resellers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As an importer, Original MRUK® has a worldwide network of producers and suppliers. Glove brands in the product range are SHOWA - for which the company has been general importer in Germany since 1995 - as well as the own brand TEUTO gloves, which are primarily distributed to end consumers through the trade. Sales are handled centrally via the digital ordering platform www.mruk.de and by specialist advisors in the field.

Behind original MRUK® stands today the owner family Rickfelder. Since 2011, business graduate Alexander Rickfelder has been managing the company, which his father Horst built up for 25 years together with the founder Dieter Mruk, who retired in 1999.

Since the beginning of 2020, Original MRUK® has been a division of Rickfelder GmbH. The company is located in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Westphalia. The company is a shareholder of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Körperschutzimporteure GbR, member of the Verband der Fertigwarenimporteure e.V. (VFI, German Importers) and supports their initiative "SozialFair".


1975: Founded as a sole proprietorship by the businessman Dieter Mruk in Gütersloh

1980: First move due to growth

1986: Horst Rickfelder joins the management

1993: Change of name to MRUK Import - Export GmbH

1994: Mruk becomes a founding member and partner of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Körperschutzimporteure GbR (AGKI)

1995: General importer for Germany of SHOWA (Japan)

1999: Horst Rickfelder becomes sole managing director and shareholder

2005: Expansion and move to Rheda - Wiedenbrück

2007: Connection to the initiative "Social Fair" of the Association of Finished Goods Importers VFI / German Importers

2010: Dipl.-Kaufmann Alexander Rickfelder starts at MRUK

2011: Alexander Rickfelder takes over the management

2015: Original MRUK® celebrates its 40th anniversary with a stand at the A+A trade fair

2018: Further expansion and move to the current location at Nickelstr. 6

2020: Original MRUK® becomes a division of Rickfelder GmbH