• 1938: The father of Kurt Nemetz laid the foundation for the actual company with founding a book and paper store.
  • 1952: A family business was founded, in which Kurt Nemetz was involved.
  • 1969: Kurt Nemetz took over a store in Judenburg as a self-employed sole trader, followed  by the foundation of a fine mechanical workshop and further stores in Murau, Zeltweg, Knittelfeld and Tamsweg.
  • 1981: Marianne and Kurt Nemetz got the chance to take over a crafting company at an exhibition in Vienna. In May 1981 the company was emigrated to Judenburg, and the selling of creative crafting material started under the brand Marianne Hobby.
  • 1982: The company included the color assortment of C. Kreul in Hallerndorf.
  • 1984: The available premises got too small, so the company got relocated to the Grünhüblgasse as one of the first companies in Judenburg, which was not build-up at this time.
  • 1998: Stafil srl became a franchisepartner for Italy.
  • 2004: The company Chemaco became a franchisepartner and is serving customers all over Croatia.
  • In 2009 Marianne Hobby took over the Stuco Hobby AG in Bassersdorf, Switzerland. The Stuco AG was founded in 1977 in Glattbrugg and  was well established as one of the leading companies for crafting material in Switzerland.
  • 2009: Kurt Nemetz celebrated three important anniversaries. His 75th birthday, 40 years of self employment and 65 years of family business.
  • In May 2010 the collaboration with the company C. Kreul ended. Since this moment Marianne Hobby became the exlusive agency for  Marabu colours in Austria. Furthermore Marianne Hobby established its own sales force to serve customers all over Germany.
  • 2016 The owner Kurt und Marianne Nemetz withdraw from buisness and sell the Kurt Nemetz Ges.m.b.H to Mr. Dr. Peter Stadler, a longtime franchise partner and owner of the STAFIL SPA from south tyrol.

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