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Our History

The history of GEWISS is a long entrepreneurial journey that comes from a brilliant idea of product and that feeds on the ability to interpret contemporaneity and imagine tomorrow. Today, as yesterday, at GEWISS we focus on innovation and development as core values of management, through the involvement of all the people who represent the true patrimony of the company.

Today
2020

50 years anniversary

A story of success through the generations, thus celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Gewiss, the historic Italian brand in the electrotechnical sector that operates in the production of solutions and products for home automation, energy and lighting for the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors.

2020
2019

Partnership with Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio

The decision to combine the name of GEWISS with the Nerazzurri colors stems from the desire to establish the link with our beautiful city and contribute to achieving the most ambitious sporting goals, both in Italy and in Europe.

 

An agreement, the one with ATALANTA, which confirms GEWISS willingness to invest in sports and in the millions of athlets, young and adults, who every day dedicate energy and passion to sports. A path started with the Digital Sport Innovation project, which focuses on the renewal of sports facilities throughout the country.

2019
2015

Official Sponsor Expo

With the dual role of Official Sponsor of Expo 2015 and Main Partner of the Italian Pavilion, we projected ourselves into a new brand visibility project on an international stage. A unique opportunity to be present with the most advanced plant solutions in the world, as well as to promote our brand and our products in the context of Italian excellence.

 

An important showcase, which confirmed us as the main entirely Italian reality of the electrotechnical sector.

2015
2007

European Convention

In the fabulous setting of Monte-Carlo, the city of luxury and elegance, during the MONTECARLO FILM FESTIVAL DE LA COMEDIE, we met our historical partners in the Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel, organizing the GEWISS EUROPEAN CONVENTION.

 

We celebrated the collaborations that contributed to the development of the market and we could discuss the future scenarios of the electrotechnical sector.

2007
2006

Launch of Chorus range

In the second half of the decade, the Chorus international home automation system was launched for Home & Building Automation, combining the most advanced plant technologies with the style of Italian design.

 

Investment in the product was also accompanied by a constant commitment to consolidating the relationship with all the players in the supply chain through collaboration with sector institutions and the development of communication activities, training and promotion of the electrotechnical culture for installers, designers and distributors, architects and construction companies.

2006
2000

Opening of the logistic hub

In the first decade of the new millennium the innovative vocation of the GEWISS Group took shape with the strengthening of logistic and productive structures, the consolidation on international markets and the completion of the offer for the integrated electrical system.

 

In 2000 was inaugurated the New Logistics Center of Calcinate (Bergamo), in a strategic position, that allowed the coperture of the whole central Europe within a 1,000 km radius: 85,000 sqm computerized warehouse to guarantee the continuous availability of the products at the best distributors of electrical equipment.

2000
1997

Internazionalisation

During the last decade of the twentieth century, the productive areas radically doubled and with over three thousand items the concept of the catalog was strengthened as a service for the complete plant, even in highly electrically controlled areas of the tertiary and industrial sectors. NOWAPLAST, SCHUPA, MERZ and MAVIL: this was the original core of the GEWISS Group.

 

The GEWISS brand and the new domestic series Playbus was entrusted once again to the world of cycling by sponsoring the team GEWISS Ballan .

1997
1995

Caribbean cruising

The first 25 years were celebrated in the name of "development as a constant of management", the principle and condition necessary for a modern and successful company .

 

Continuous investments in technological research , training and attention to the market constituted our reality, in which human resources have always been the protagonists and participants in the objectives and strategies, with maximum transparency.

1995
1992

New headquarter

The inauguration of the technological and manufacturing hub of Cenate Sotto (BG) allowed a significant increase in our production capacity and in the process of internationalization.

 

The Hub joined the two factories at Cenate Sopra and Trescore Balneario, for a total of 80,000 square meters.

 

It was the definitive fulfillment of the business concept of total quality: an "intelligent building", fully computerized, where human resources were able to express the maximum of professionalism.

1992
1988

The company is listed on the stock market

In 1988 a decisive step was reached for the company: the listing on the Stock Market in Milan. The evaluation of the appreciation of the stock quickly attracted the attention of Italian and foreign economic operators, laying the foundations for the brand's internationalization aspirations.

 

The historical moment was experienced by all with profound pride and emotion, so much so that the actions were signed by one employee out of three.

1988
1987

Gewiss and cycling

The size reached by the company, the articulation of the offer and the complex appearance of the market also gave a significant acceleration to our communication policy: the commercial promotion of the brand took on an even more international dimension with the sponsorship of the GEWISS Bianchi cycling team before and GEWISS Ballan then (39 professional competitions won in 1994 and 34 in 1995), while in support of the 9000 Series the print and television press channels were used.

1987
1983

Meeting in Porto Cervo

 

The role of GEWISS in the first decade of life was immediately perceptible on the electrotechnical market, where it established itself as a "proposal company", already with an international vision of technical problems: from the stimulus of regulatory evolution on industrial plug sockets, for example, the CEE17 Series was born, later adopted all over the world.

 

A year after the convention in Porto Cervo, GEWISS expanded its image on the market with the launch plan of the 9000 series. Breaking with established customs, the company introduced for the first time the color in the light point, which from a simple technical element is imposed as a furnishing complement: the nine color variations were a phenomenon that led to the civil circuit breaker revolution.

1983
1970

Year of its foundation

GEWISS comes from a brilliant product idea: the use of technopolymer in electrical plant engineering; a revolutionary application for the whole sector, which immediately projected us among the protagonists of electrical engineering.

 

Also from the commercial point of view the company made a strategic choice: the identification in the channel of distributors of electrical material as an essential partner to propose innovative products and useful information, training and promotion services.

1970

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