The historic and steadfast development of MARBERT exemplifies the solid progress of German brands. As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical group Hoechst AG over the years has invested generously in research, development and technical resources. In this spirit, they bought over the cosmetic business founded by the cosmetician, Ingrid Marbert in 1936. At the time of purchase in 1968, the cosmetics had already grown to a volume, which needed investments from a larger company to take it forward.