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