The history of Gigaset is closely intertwined with that of Bocholt. Gigaset is the only company to manufacture its cordless phones and other products at its own factory in Bocholt. That 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.

A brief of the Bocholt factory

Gigaset_Bocholt_Antike_Fertigung1941    Opening of the Siemens subsidiary in Bocholt
1948    Start of telephone production
1959    Start of transmission equipment production
1982    Creation of R&D unit in Bocholt
1993    Start of cordless telephone (DECT standard) production
1997     Erection of new production facility (10,000 m²)
2000   Start of production for GSM products
2001    Start of voice and data production
2005    Start of production for 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 of complex products like the Maxwell 10
2016    First use of HRC (human-robot collaboration) for assembly purposes
2017    Production of 200 millionth Gigaset phone