Otto Martin founded the company in 1922, he laid the foundations for the success of the MARTIN brand in the past, today and in the future. Since that time, generations of employees have ensured that the name MARTIN has become synonymous with the best quality, long service life and innovative strength of woodworking machines.
Martin invented the sliding table saw with tiltable saw blade in 1959, and the sliding table saw with a saw blade tiltable on both sides made its debut in 2006. The planer received a Good Industrial Design Award at the Hanover Fair in 1954. The unique composite frame was launched in 1983, followed by the TERSA cutter block standard in 1995 – MARTIN was the German licensee and made a significant contribution to its distribution. The T45 Contour was introduced in 2003 – it is still the only planer which can also profile. There was great excitement with the introduction of the T26 in 1999, the first spindle moulder with a swivelling range of 2x 45°.