Based in Stephanskirchen, south of Munich, MARC O’POLO AG is the strategic and operational headquarters of the MARC O’POLO premium modern casual brand.
MARC O’POLO, the company, is divided into various subsidiaries, both domestically and abroad, all united under the umbrella of the parent company, MARC O’POLO AG:
At the headquarters in Stephanskirchen, MARC O’POLO International GmbH is responsible for design, production and sales.
MARC O’POLO Einzelhandels GmbH manages the operation of the brand’s own stores and the online shop in numerous European countries.
Two other companies, MARC O’POLO Shoes GmbH and MARC O’POLO Accessories GmbH, are responsible for the design, purchase, and sales of shoes, bags and other small leather goods.
MARC O’POLO DENIM & Campus GmbH controls the products of the MARC O’POLO DENIM brand.
MARC O’POLO License AG is responsible for the marketing and the licensing business of the MARC O’POLO brand. It also holds the trademark rights for MARC O’POLO.
MARC O’POLO has 1,697 employees worldwide from over 40 nations (as of May 2018).
MARC O’POLO has been a privately owned company since 1967. Today, the majority shareholder of MARC O’POLO AG is Chairman of the Board Werner Böck. The operational management of MARC O’POLO AG is in the hands of Dieter Holzer CEO, Markus Staude-Skowronek CFO, Susanne Schwenger CPO and Dr. Patric Spethmann COO.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Majority Shareholder
CEO – Chief Executive, Managing Director for Sales
CRO/Co-CEO – Managing Director for Retail (stationary and eCommerce)
CFO/CHRO – Managing Director for Finance, Human Ressources & Administration
CPO – Managing Director for Design, Production, Marketing & Licenses
Dr. Patric Spethmann
COO – Managing Director for Digital Intelligence, IT & Logistics
Balanced result despite major challenges
After a very successful financial year 2018/2019 with the best results within the last five years, MARC O'POLO had to face major challenges in the financial year 2019/20: In autumn 2019 the company was hit by a serious cyber attack. From January 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the entire industry. The almost worldwide lockdown effectively brought MARC O'POLO's retail business and that of its partners to a standstill. Thanks to the excellent development of the online and e-commerce business and an immediately initiated cost-cutting programme to secure liquidity and profitability, MARC O'POLO nevertheless achieved a balanced result in the 2019/20 financial year. Brand sales decreased by 8,9 percent to 430 Mio Euro. With an organization geared to the future, the company looks ahead with confidence. The focus is on further internationalization, the expansion of the omnichannel strategy and the further development of the sustainability initiatives in the product and corporate sector.
More interesting numbers
customers are part of MARC O’POLO for Members loyalty program.
photos per season are handled at the photo studio.
collection pieces are sent out from our central warehouse each day during the high season.
license collections are offered to customers each year.
From its headquarters in Stephanskirchen, MARC O’POLO today supplies 2,000 stores and retail partners.
The distribution is split up as follows:
|Stores / retail partners||number|
|Multi-Label Trade Partners||946|
|Distribution in 37 countries worldwide|
|As of: May 2020|
The MARC O’POLO collections are available in more than 37 countries worldwide, including Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
MARC O’POLO is represented with showrooms in the following countries: