Our story

The history of Gigaset is also the history of Bocholt. Gigaset is the only company to manufacture its cordless phones and other products at its own factory in Bocholt. This sets us apart from our competitors, whose manufacturing facilities are located in Asia. It also brings benefits for our trading partners and customers in terms of logistics and services.

From the beginning...

Gigaset has been in production in Bocholt since 1941, and our cordless phones have come to be sold all over the world in the last 25 years. However, these phones are still manufactured in our home country of Germany - as are virtually all of the company's products.

Today, more than 550 employees at the main production site in Bocholt not only develop, design and manufacture landline telephones and business telephone solutions, but also produce innovative Smart Home systems and - as of 2018 - smartphones as well. Gigaset is the only company in Europe that manufactures these kinds of products in Germany. Long-lasting quality - proudly Made in Germany.

    ... into the modern age — yet still firmly rooted in Bocholt

    In 2019, Gigaset was presented with the special "German Traditional Brand" award for its "constancy in corporate values". The PLUS X AWARD jury bestows the award on companies that have remained loyal to Germany as a place to do business; that have displayed responsibility toward their customers, employees and partners over decades; and exert a positive influence on their industry with the enduring constancy of their values. Gigaset has thus joined the who's who of German business - awards were also bestowed on companies such as Adidas, BMW and Zeiss.

      Gigaset's milestones

      1941

      Opening of the Siemens subsidiary in Bocholt

      1948

      Start of telephone production

      1959

      Start of transmission equipment production

      1982

      Creation of the Research & Development unit in Bocholt

      1993

      Start of cordless telephone (DECT standard) production

      1997

      Erection of new production facility (10,000 m²)

      2000

      Start of production of GSM products

      2001

      Start of voice and data production

      2005

      Start of production of WiMAX, IP phones

      2007

      Production of 100 millionth Gigaset phone

      2011

      Production of 150 millionth Gigaset phone

      2014

      Installation of new U-shaped line for lean manufacturing for complex products such as Maxwell 10

      2016

      First use of HRC (human-robot collaboration) for assembly purposes

      2017

      Production of 200 millionth Gigaset phone

      2019

      "German Traditional Brand" special award from the jury of the PLUS X AWARD

      2020

      Production of 220 millionth Gigaset phone