Company development

GIFAS Switzerland has grown continuously since its foundation in 1978 and currently employs 105 people in the sales, technology, administration and production departments. Thanks to investment in quality assurance, process optimisation and product development, GIFAS is able to bring innovative and modern developments to market.
2017

We are committed to our environment

We foster a continuous improvement process, and have received the ISO Certificate 14001 for Environmental Management as well as the OHSAS 18001 Occupational health and

safety management. 

2017

Market launch of in-house developed LED lights

We are implementing other in-house developments in the field LED illumination with AlphaLUXX, BetaLUXX and DeltaLUXX according to our slogan “Systematic quality”. 

2016

Product innovations are pushed forward

By setting up and expanding the product management in the in-house development department, we are strengthening the quality management and increasing our innovative capability. 

2015

Yves Rödiger takes over the business management

After more than thirty years, Edwin Hasler is passing on the management responsibility into younger hands, i.e. Yves Rödiger is taking over the management.

2014

TorchLED becomes the new Swiss Army torch light

GIFAS has been awarded a contract for the new army torch light. TorchLED is a new light-intense and easy-to-handle LED torch light accompanying the Swiss army every day. 

2010

GIFAS grows - 100 employees

We have cracked the 25M sales mark. About 100 employees stand up for this successful result every day.  We are very busy devising individual solutions in the LED field and are transforming from a mere product supplier to a full-service provider of mature system solutions - everything from one source.

2007

Goal: Export

We are reaching out our antennas to the export market. A congress and exhibition centre in Qatar is equipped with 144 type Campetto underfloor distribution systems.

2001

LED guidance systems mark the course of lane

We are developing LED road studs to be used as optical guidance system for safe traffic routing. Thus, a new business area is opening up - we are gaining a foothold in the tunneling field.

1999

FlashLED

By means of the in-house development of the FlashLED hand-held lamp, an innovative and very successful product has been created.

1998

Energy from the ground and a column

A lot of manpower is being invested in the underfloor distribution system and power column product innovations. A diverse assortment is being established.

1996

Quality assurance according to ISO 9001

The quality management system is being introduced as a sustainable instrument for process optimisation and quality assurance; we have been re-certified in conformity with ISO 9001. 

1993

The NIV-terminal box is developed

The development of the construction junction box (NIV distributor) has been launched and is developing into a long runner.

1991

GIFAS is developing into a supplier for individually tailored customer solutions. The construction site cabinet product group is being expanded and optimised.

1983

Move to Rheineck

The new company building with a floor space of 1,400 sqm is completed. Sixteen employees are moving into the new company building at Dietrichstrasse in Rheineck.

1978

Foundation of GIFAS-ELECTRIC Switzerland

GIFAS-ELECTRIC Switzerland is founded and is starting business activities with ten employees at the registered office in Rorschach. 

1966 - 1967

Foundation of GIFAS-ELECTRIC Italy and Austria

The companies in Italy and Austria are founded.

1962

The foundation

In Germany, W.J. Gröninger establishes GIFAS. The company name consists of the initial letters of Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland, in which W.J. Gröninger wants to set up other companies according to his founding vision. 

The raw material of caoutchouc, i.e. the sap of the rubber plant, has been used during the founding years already as the basis for the production of our plug connections and power distribution boxes, which has remained up to this day.