1984: Hans Wolf starts a rep company called Marshall Wolf Associates. His first product line is part of the United Electric Controls electronic line.
1985: Marshall Wolf Associates becomes a consultant rep for Dickson Co. and Omron.
1986: Hans also becomes a rep for ABB and Keyence. The business has outgrown their home, Hans and Kathy buy an old office building on Main Street.
1987: The focus shifts to distribution and Marshall Wolf Automation is incorporated.
1989: Hans and Kathy outgrow the current office building and purchase an old house that they convert into an office.
1990: They build a 5,000 square foot, two story warehouse behind the office building.
1994: Once again, the business has outgrown the building. Hans and Kathy purchase the building next door from Century 21 and begin renovations. Above, on the right, is our 1994 Product Line Card!
1995: Sales and Marketing staff are moved into the new building while Accounting, Purchasing and Warehousing remain in the original office.
1996: Our area code changes from 708 to 847. Back in these days it is a major deal to reprint letterhead, business cards and line cards!
2004: www.WolfAutomation.com enters the e-commerce world.
2008: The accounting and sales systems are completely overhauled and converted to Microsoft Navision.
2009: We introduce our new logo and look, we switch our corporate colors from black, red and silver to green and black.
2009: Hans and Kathy's three children (Christina, Karin and Jonathan) become equal shareholders in the business.
2012: The Sales and Marketing building is completely renovated to maximize space and streamline operations. Marshall Wolf Automation organizes into three focus groups; outside sales, web advertising and a system integration and engineering division.
2013: The lower level of our original office building is overhauled and now houses our Purchasing and Inventory Management team.
2014: Our conference room gets a makeover and we continue to improve our internal systems, including an upgrade to Microsoft Navision.
2015: Our website is undergoing a complete change and will integrate with our Navision ERP system. We expand our Outside Sales, Customer Service and Inside Sales departments.
2016: Our new website is released, including full integration with our ERP system. Our new site offers our customers an extremely user-friendly experience.
Marshall Wolf Automation, Inc.
923 South Main Street
Algonquin, IL 60102