History

Family Urban

In 1966, „Goldsmiths Horst Urban“ was established in Vienna, Schönbrunner Straße 39 by Horst Urban, who was working hard to build up a reputation in the Austrian goldsmith industry.

In 1982, a second permanent business establishment was opened in Tulln (Lower Austria) with a focus on sales and distribution. Since the premises could be expanded to some 300m2 in 2004, both the company headquarters and the production were moved to Tulln.

Goldsmiths Urban has participated not only in a number of national (Vienna, Salzburg) and international trade shows (Tokyo, Munich, Leipzig), but also in design competitions earning respectable awards. (Participated in the Austrian State Award, 2nd beat at the Tahitian Pearl Trophy, first place Masters Association).

In 2002, the silver specialty shop „Argentum“ was established right next to the main shop in Tulln. Internationally reputable brands (Joop, Viventy, XEN, Ti- Sento Milano and others) as well as a unique private brand have since then characterized the shop.

In March 2005, having finished his apprenticeship and following an intensive preparation period, Markus Urban took over his parents´ business. Horst Urban has since then been retired.

Own Brand and Production

Goldsmiths Urban has specialized in the own production of jewellery of all kind. The collections are invariably adapted to the latest fashions and trends. In order to meet the high technical standards, new investments in the latest tools and machinery are constantly being made.

Spin casting equipment

Spin casting equipment

In 2001, an electric Spin casting machine was acquired in order to be able to produce industrial jewellery in small series.

Laser soldering irons and welders

Laser soldering irons and welders

In 2002, Goldsmiths Urban bought a most modern laser making it possible to produce even more cost-effectively, faster and with unprecedented quality. Additionally, makings and repairs that would have been impossible in previous years can now be realized.

Colorit

Colorit

In 2004, a UV-machine for the processing of „Colorit“ was acquired. This machine allows various colourings of jewellery, a fact particularly important for business customers whose company logo may thus exactly be reproduced.

CNC machine tool

CNC machine tool

In 2008, a CNC machine is added, which enables the turning of jewels. This machine also helps in wax processing, a technique required before casting.

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