At the end of the 1990s, Gira presents their switch “platform strategy” for indoor and outdoor applications. This unique platform strategy originates from the automotive industry, where various types of vehicle are implemented thanks to the use of basic, uniform modules.
With vehicle manufacture as their model, Gira adopts the platform strategy. This makes them the first company to establish an innovative and sustainable platform strategy for switches.
Gira finally presents this strategy at the Industrial Trade Fair in Hannover in 1998. It starts with a platform strategy that consists of the Gira E2 and Gira Event design lines in pure white and anthracite.
Uniform dimensions of these two design lines mean that a whole range of possible combinations is now possible. This includes a whole host of different design variations.
The year 2000 sees the design lines Standard 55 and Esprit expand the scope of their platform strategy. This means new colours and designs.