Gira company history

200220082010

The name Gira represents systematic modern building technology which makes home living more convenient, more secure and more energy-efficient. For this purpose, Gira offers intelligent functions and user-friendly devices for the easy and convenient control of lighting, heating, and blinds, as well as door communication, multimedia, and security systems.

Award-winning design lines provide the right framework for integrating diverse solutions. With its Plastics Technology business segment, Gira also develops and produces special solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

Chronology

1953
Plastics production starts

Gira builds its very own plastics production facility at its Radevormwald site and expands the porcelain warehouse.
More about the Plastics Technology business segment

1956
Unusually quiet

A key factor in the appeal of the new AC toggle switch was its low operating noise compared with the universal current switch, which had been commonly used until then. No humming under the wallpaper, but as quiet as a glider – as Gira's very first customer mailshot put it at the time. 

1956

1957
Unique selling point

Gira was the first company in the sector to bring out the "water-protected flush-mounted" type of fitting, as early as 1938. The company completed its range with the design of the innovative, easy-to-use AC rocker switch, which rapidly replaced the previously common rotary and toggle switches: "The suitable device for every purpose". However a small innovation suggested by an electrician proved to be particularly popular with customers: the tin cover supplied free of charge with the switch, which ensured the correct fitting depth, and thus its waterproof mounting.

1957

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