Who We Are

The people of Martec all share one trait: we’re motivated to work harder and better than the competition. We are unshakeable believers in excellence, and don’t rest until our clients are confident they’re the smartest ones in the room.

A Brief History

1984

The Martec Group is founded

1985

Chicago

After taking up residence on the second floor of a warehouse in Chicago’s West Side wholesale district, The Martec Group was making a name for itself in the transportation market. Martec continued to expand and prosper throughout the 1980’s, adding a healthcare practice in 1986.

The Chicago office moved into the “loop” in 2002 and still resides there today in the historic Clark-Adam’s building. In 2006 The Martec Group was proud to announce their skills would begin servicing the professional services space.

1990

Detroit

A well-respected group of market research professionals, working closely with the Chicago headquarters, launched the Detroit office of The Martec Group in 1990, now located in Southfield, MI.

The company was then comprised of four partners and continued to grow rapidly, adding chemical & energy and building construction sector expertise. This “merger of equals” also allowed the establishment of an alliance with a respected consulting firm based in Frankfurt Germany, thus cementing our access to the European markets of interest to our multinational clientele.

1993

Japan & Latin America

By 1993, Martec had opened an office in Tokyo, Japan and solidified a long-term relationship with BSR in São Paulo, Brazil, further expanding our global footprint.

Just as Microsoft became the world’s most valuable company at $261 billion, The Martec Group launched the advanced technology research team in 1997.

1999

Europe

Frankfurt, Germany was the site of our next office opening. In 1999 we formalized the alliance with two partners we had been working with for the past 10 years, and Martec’s European headquarters office was launched.

2000

Green Bay

In 2000, we took the opportunity to acquire a Green Bay, Wisconsin based call center operation that had been a key outsource partner and launched The Martec Group’s call center and focus group facility in 2003.

2001

Beijing

In 2001, the Chicago team relocated from the warehouse district to offices in the Chicago Loop at the corner of Adams and Clark, where our world headquarters remains today. Along with this relocation, we launched our inaugural office in China – Beijing – and furthered our global scope.

2007

Shanghai

By 2007, Martec was again expanding globally, opening our second office in China, located in Shanghai.