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.
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