GEZE Is One of Germany's Most Innovative Companies
GEZE was awarded the prestigious TOP 100 Award, securing its position as one of Germany's most successful SME innovators. Gerald Haas, GEZE Managing Director Research & Development, accepted the award from TOP 100 Award.
The key competitive factors when evaluating the listed companies were 'Climate of Innovation', 'Innovative Processes and Organisation', 'Innovation-friendly Senior Management' and 'Innovation Marketing'. GEZE has long been part of the global elite of developers and manufacturers of innovative systems for door, window and safety technology, and this is the eighth time the company has been awarded the TOP 100 seal of approval – five of them in the past ten years alone.
Part of GEZE's mission is the continuous further development of traditional product segments, to expand their benefits, and to explore new avenues for outstanding solutions.
"The award that we received today is further proof that innovation, both in digitalisation and in the traditional product segment, is both possible and desirable. Massive investment in new development structures, as well as in highly specialised design engineers, have enabled us to create networking solutions for windows and doors that are unique in the global market, and that make buildings smarter, more efficient and safer. This opens up opportunities for our customers to automate their buildings," says Gerald Haas.
For his part, Charles Constantin, Managing Director, GEZE noted; “The winning of the prestigious TOP 100 Award is yet another achievement to be added to the recent successes made by GEZE in this increasingly demanding market. We are pleased to receive this renowned recognition and proud to localize it in the MENA market, and look forward to continue our disruptive innovations and lead the landscape of the doors, windows and safety systems sector in the region and beyond.”
GEZE Cockpit: Innovation in building networking
The newly developed GEZE Cockpit building automation system marks GEZE's successful entry into the 'Building Networking –Smart Buildings' market, one that will shape its future. GEZE Cockpit is the first smart door, window and safety system, and is closing a gap in building automation. It enables automated doors and windows to be integrated in a building for the first time. www.cockpit.geze.com
Strength of innovation: a new development centre
The independent, family-run business has invested 13 million euros in a new, ultra-modern development centre, and has significantly expanded its research and development capacity over the past two years. The modular test stands of product trials are equipped with the latest robotic technology. Premium quality technical concepts and products can now be realised faster and more efficiently.
The processes that lead to innovation were the determinants for the architecture and design of the new building. The engineers and test engineers come across optimal working conditions at every stage of development. Flexible working areas and workspace units encourage exchange between the disciplines, and enable networking among the different fields of expertise as well as an agile way of working in the project areas.
The new development building is a smart building in itself. All the product groups are smartly networked, and it is designed for new networking solutions to be continually applied and tested. The insights gained are used to further develop the intelligence of all GEZE products and expand and roll out their benefits for users with the aid of the new GEZE Cockpit building automation system.
“Innovation has always been an integral component of our DNA in GEZE, and the driving force of the successes and leading position we have accomplished in the MENA and other emerging and developed markets. We will continue to foster our presence and expand our clients’ portfolio by delivering the best-in-class solutions that not only meet the ever increasing demands of clients, but exceeding their expectations as well,” Constantin concluded.
In line with its new digital direction, GEZE also explored new avenues in the commercial launch of GEZE Cockpit. A Digital First campaign, which was recently recognised with the German Brand Award, used the entire bandwidth of digital communication possibilities.