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 the competition in many ways. 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, around 500 employees develop, design and produce not only landline telephones and business telephony solutions, but since 2018 even smartphones. 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 as member of the VTech family

With the takeover by the VTech Group in April 2024, Gigaset became part of a large international, listed group with around 22,000 employees.

VTech is the world's leading provider of electronic learning products for toddlers and preschoolers and the largest manufacturer of landline telephones in the USA.

The merger of the two companies and the associated synergies strengthens Gigaset in its core competences and opens up opportunities for further sustainable growth.

Gigaset's milestones


Opening of the Siemens subsidiary in Bocholt


Start of telephone production


Start of transmission equipment production


Creation of the Research & Development unit in Bocholt


Start of cordless telephone (DECT standard) production


Erection of new production facility (10,000 m²)


Start of production of GSM products


Start of voice and data production


Start of production of WiMAX, IP phones


Production of 100 millionth Gigaset phone


Production of 150 millionth Gigaset phone


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


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


Production of 200 millionth Gigaset phone


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


Production of 220 millionth Gigaset phone


Application for insolvency in self-administration


Takeover by VTech Holdings Ltd and continuation as Gigaset Technologies GmbH