The McDart company in brief
Since 1997, McDart has stood for a large selection at low prices in the dart sector
Competence and reliability
Since it was founded in 1997 by Ralf Rademacher, then as a “professional dart service” and later as a “darts discounter”, the focus has been on offering up-to- date and affordable darts products.
Our greatest concern in the “Internet age” is to deliver to customers as quickly as possible.
In recent years, we have succeeded in having over 95% of orders for which we received payment by 3 p.m. delivered the next day by our partner DHL.
We constantly offer self-developed innovations and brand new products from the major manufacturers on the market, such as Unicorn, Bulls, Target, Winmau and others!
A brief look at the history and milestones of McDart GmbH and its predecessors.
1994 Ralf Rademacher starts as a sports consultant at Lütticke Automaten and comes into contact with the sport of DARTS for the first time.
1995 The first dart show was organized with darts legend Eric Bristow at the American Dart in Benolpe
1996 First business registration for the sale of sporting goods and trophies
1998 First big dart shows with Eric Bristow and Jamey Harvey in Benolpe, Ahrweiler and Solingen
1999 First sales stand on the “Lion Tour”
2000 First sales stand at the German championship at the Löwen tournament dart in Bingen
2000 The name McDart was born
2001 The first online shop was developed and launched
2004 A second, revised shop went online
2004 German sports television broadcast the Darts World Cup live for the first time, bringing the sport of darts closer to a large audience
2005 The first 7 seconds of advertising of the McDart logo were broadcast on DSF
2006 McDart organized the first steel dart shows with Wayne Mardle in Rodgau, Essen, Benolpe, Troisdorf, Bonn and Hagen
2006 McDart cooperates with NFX Media to create the third edition of the online shop
2006 After 2 temporary employees, the first permanent employee was hired.
2006 McDart organized the largest steel darts tournament to date with top stars Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis, as well as 125 top German players in Munich. “Meet The Power” was born, this was probably the initial spark for darts in Germany.
2007 McDart organizes “Road to Purfleet” in Geiselwind. At this event, a starting place for the World Cup in England was decided for the first time
2011 The darts professional and Sport1 commentator Roland Scholten signs a cooperation and sponsorship contract with McDart
2011 A second permanent employee is hired
2012 McDart organized various shows with Raymond van Barneveld, Roland Scholten and Colin Lloyd
2013 The top German players Max Hopp, Tomas Seyler and Dragutin Horvat receive a cooperation agreement with McDart
2013 The shop in its current form is created and goes online. There are now 3 permanent employees and 4 temporary employees working at McDart
2014 The search for a larger shipping warehouse enters the next round. In May we will move into a new area of 850m²
2014 McDart and Sport1 agree on a partnership to start a joint Sport1 online dart shop.
2015 The next major update for the McDart online shop is coming to make shipping more effective. There are now 4 permanent employees and 4 temporary employees working at McDart.
2016 The first thoughts about building a new shipping warehouse with an office building are in the room. The search for a suitable building site begins later in the year.
2016 This year McDart is organizing 21 dart shows all over Germany, Phil Taylor is always there as he ends his career.
2017 We organize the 1st Cologne Darts Gala in the Lanxess Arena Cologne. Featuring Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Dartyl Gurney, Simon Whitlock, Bob Anderson and Wayne Mardle. The 8,500 possible tickets sold out quickly. Peter Wright plays a 9-darter on stage, Michael van Gerwen wins the tournament and a new Nissan Micra.
2017 The plans for the new building take shape. The perfect building site is found in collaboration with the local community.
2018 The 2nd Cologne Darts Gala follows, this time with 14,900 spectators a world record for a darts show. Players Phil Taylor, Raymond an Barneveld, Rob Cross, Stephen Bunting, Daryll Fitton and Tony O'Shea are driven to the stage in golf carts. The players are thrilled by the atmosphere and it will be an unforgettable evening in front of the record crowd.
2018 The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building takes place in May
2018 Our new location will be officially opened at the beginning of December. The new shipping warehouse with office extension is being built on 2,500m² of land on 10,000m² of land. At this point, McDart is offering future-proof jobs to 7 permanent employees and 4 temporary employees
2019 After briefly getting used to the new premises, we manage to ship up to 3000 orders per day during the Darts World Cup.
2020 After a fantastic start to the year with record numbers, Covid paralyzed society and therefore us from March onwards. All events are canceled and we are beginning to have questions about what the future will look like. But during the lockdown, Germany seems to have discovered darts.
2021 The demand for darts equipment is exploding, despite or because of the pandemic, and we now employ 13 full-time employees and 6 temporary employees. Due to global delivery problems, we are relocating the production of our own products from Asia to Germany and neighboring countries.
2022 We open our first stationary dart shop. The pop-up store is being created in collaboration with the Dartershop Dillenburg in the City Galerie in Siegen on 270m². The pop-up store was open from December 1st, 2022 to January 15th, 2023
2023 We are relaunching our online shop with a major update and relying on future-proof technologies.
2023 On behalf of TUI Cruises, we organize the first TUI Darts Cruise from Bremerhaven to England and back in collaboration with Pütz Automaten. Phil Taylor, Roland Scholten, Florian Hempel, Max Hopp and Gordon Shumway are there and of course a mobile dart shop on the high seas. There are dart shows, dart tournaments and workshops on board.
2023 This year we will open a pop-up store again in the City Galerie Siegen. Again in collaboration with the Dartershop Dillenburg. The shop will be open from December 1st, 2023 until the end of February.