Facts & Figures.

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. 

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Corporate structure.

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).
 

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Management.

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 Maximilian Böck CEO, Markus Staude-Skowronek CFO/CHRO, Susanne Schwenger CPO and Dr. Patric Spethmann COO.

Werner Böck

Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Majority Shareholder

Maximilian Böck

CEO Managing Director for Sales and Retail/eCommerce

Markus Staude-Skowronek

CFO/CHRO – Managing Director for Finance, Human Ressources & Administration

Susanne Schwenger

CPO – Managing Director for Design, Production, Marketing & Licenses 

Dr. Patric Spethmann

COO – Managing Director for Digital Intelligence, IT & Logistics

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Sales trends.

Bucking the market trend: Marc O’Polo shows sales growth and a positive result in the 2020/21 financial year 
For the second year in a row, the Covid-19 pandemic, with all its restrictions and challenges, shaped Marc O’Polo’s financial year. However, despite the international lockdowns, especially in Germany, the company generated a positive result in the 2020/21 financial year (June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021) and achieved an increase in brand sales of 2.4 percent, to 440.9 million euros. The dynamic development of the eCommerce business was the main contributor to this result, along with strong growth at Marc O’POLO DENIM and in Shoes and Accessories
In addition, thanks to its solid basis, Marc O’Polo was able to initiate important investments for the future during the past financial year. For example, a uniform ERP system was introduced, the new “Scandinavian Studio” store concept was launched, and the foundation stone was laid for the construction of another office building, the House of Product, at company headquarters. New stores were opened and, in the course of this, new retail employees were hired.

At the same time, Marc O’Polo continues to push its internationalisation strategy. The company will open up the Russian market and the CIS countries with its own retail and will expand the wholesale business locally.

As a thank you for their outstanding commitment, Marc O’Polo employees received a special Corona bonus and a day of special leave, the Marc O’Polo Holiday. The holiday is celebrated on the day that Marc O’Polo was named, August 27.

More interesting numbers

  • 300.000

    customers are part of Marc O’Polo for Members loyalty program.

  • 120.000

    photos per season are handled at the photo studio.

  • 50.000

    collection pieces are sent out from our central warehouse each day during the high season. 

  • 22

    license collections are offered to customers each year.

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Sales & Showrooms.

From its headquarters in Stephanskirchen, Marc O’Polo today supplies more than 2,000 stores and retail partners.

Sales.

The distribution is split up as follows:

Stores / retail partners number
Own Stores/Flagships 119
Franchise stores 173
Shop-in-Store Partners 812
Multi-Label Trade Partners 964
Distribution in 37 countries worldwide  
As of: May 2021  

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. 

Showrooms.

Marc O’Polo is represented with showrooms in the following countries: