Kompakt was created in 1998 when the Delirium record shop in Cologne (founded in 1993) was renamed.
The label is based in the Kompakt record store which also has a webshop. In the last years Kompakt also became the booking agency and distributor for various artists and labels.
Kompakt is owned by Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape. It is managed by Jon Berry (4).