Paul Grimm establishes the company under modest circumstances in 1889. At that time, Marienthaler had its headquarters in Hirschberg, today's Jelenia Góra in Poland, until World War II threatens its livelihood. Reconstruction begins in 1952 at a new location, today's site in Schleiden-Gemünd, on the edge of the Eifel National Park. Marienthaler sets up a coaster production plant here, using the letterpress process. Marienthaler starts using offset printing in 1969. The machinery is further expanded from 1974 to 1976.
Additional investments are made with the purchase of its own prepress starting in 1981. Marienthaler has been successfully intensifying its export business, both in Europe and worldwide, since 1990. Marienthaler starts using electronically controlled printing technology in 1999 and successfully enhances its top-class printing quality.
The Swedish coaster manufacturer Svanskog Bruk AB has been a 100% subsidiary of the Marienthaler Group of Companies since 2001. Goetz Pappen und Druckerzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG joins the Marienthaler Group of Companies in 2008. The company modernises the prepress in 2010 and expands it to include such processes as Computer to Plate (CTP) technology. A major investment is made in state-of-the-art printing technology in 2013.