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About the KOK Group

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About the KOK Group

Die KOK Group ist ein Unternehmensverbund mit Sitz in Mannheim, Deutschland, das sich auf verschiedene Branchen wie Bauindustrie, Buchverlag, App-Entwicklung, Golf und Großhandel spezialisiert hat.

With a focus on integrity and forward-thinking strategies, the family-owned company has built a reputation for excellence and innovation since its founding in 1983 and continues to attract world-class talent and strategic partnerships on a global scale.

Our approach

Our approach

Innovation in every area

We focus on continuous innovation to stay at the forefront of construction, publishing, app development, golf and retail.

Customer-oriented solutions

Our focus is on offering customized solutions to meet the different requirements of our valued customers.

Early 1970s

Foundation of the Kübler publishing house

In the early 1970s, Kübler Verlag was founded in Mannheim by the renowned Bernd Kübler and a group of visionary partners and developed into a pioneering company.

Early 1970s
1978

Non-fiction books

Originally specializing in the publication of non-fiction books, the company opened a new chapter in its history in 1978 when it moved to Lampertheim.

1978
1983

Start of “SperrMüll”

From 1983, the company’s focus shifted to advertising papers.
The first classifieds magazine is published in 1983 under the “SperrMüll” brand as an advertising exchange for the Rhine-Neckar triangle.

1983
1988

Expansion of the company

In 1988, the company expanded its radius of action by taking over the renowned classifieds journal “Kurz und Fündig” based in Munich. This was the beginning of a series of strategic moves to expand its market presence by acquiring, founding or participating in “Das Inserat” in the Rhine-Main area, “Such & Find” in the new federal states, “Alles” in Franconia, “Pinnwand” in Wuppertal and several other notable ventures.

1988
1988 – 1996

Developments

From 1988 to 1996, our company dominated the market in Germany with an impressive share of around 50 percent. But our influence did not end there. We also had shareholdings and ownership rights in nine other countries, including the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Australia and South Africa. Our global expansion efforts have not gone unnoticed either. In 1996, we were honored with the prestigious “Innovative SME” award for our exceptional ability to expand abroad while creating more jobs in Germany.
Jutta Kübler, Bernd’s wife, played a decisive role during this time and contributed significantly to the success of the company.
In December 1994, the family grew when Jutta and Bernd gave birth to their son Karsten.

1988 – 1996
1996 – 2001

Turn of the millennium

At the beginning of the new millennium, the publishing house employed 1400 people at its headquarters in Lampertheim. In addition, around 2000 employees were spread across nine different countries.

1996 – 2001
2001

New ways

Holger Jäger, an experienced professional in the construction industry, founded Bowcraft, paving the way for success in a new and exciting sector.

2001
2001-2005

Growth in the new industry

From 2001 to 2005, under the invaluable leadership of Holger and Jutta, who became a partner in Bowcraft, the company experienced tremendous growth and established itself as a major player in the construction industry.

2001-2005
2005

End of an era & new beginning

In 2005, the publishing business was restructured as a result of the sale, which led to a reorientation towards the construction industry. The company also ventured into the production of books and audio books.

2005
2005 – 2017

The Bowcraft story

From 2005 to 2017, Bowcraft experienced continuous growth in the construction industry. During this time, Bowcraft began to attract prominent industry leaders as customers in various regions around the world, from Europe to Asia and South Africa.

2005 – 2017
15.06.2017

Saying goodbye

On June 15, 2017, the family and the company deeply mourned the loss of Bernd Kübler. He was an incredible source of inspiration and we will miss him very much.

15.06.2017
2018

A new wind

Following the unfortunate death of Bernd Kübler, Holger Jäger and Jutta Kübler have decided to entrust their family business to their successor Karsten Kübler.

2018
2019

2 legacies meet

Karsten made the strategic decision to merge the companies and establish a joint headquarters in the cities of Mannheim and Bensheim. As an exciting addition to the Group, a specialized logistics company was founded to further strengthen the Group’s expertise.


2019
2023 – 2024

Expansion into the USA

Due to its long-standing close relationship with the United States, the family made the strategic decision to expand its reach to both the United States and Canada. This led to the founding of Oskorp Inc. a subsidiary based in sunny Florida.

At the beginning of 2024, after a year of intensive development work, the groundbreaking UNITEE application was officially presented. This innovative app, designed by the visionary Jutta, is a valuable tool for golfers all over the world. In the United States, the app is expertly managed by Oskorp’s subsidiary, UNITEE LLC.


2023 – 2024
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