Gira company history


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.


Intelligent building technology from Gira

The company consolidates its position as a supplier of intelligent building systems technology, which is implemented with a KNX system. The building’s entire electrical installation can thus be controlled automatically, centrally or from any location, and functions such as the heating or Miele domestic appliances can be integrated too. The central unit for this technology is the Gira HomeServer, which was launched in 1998 and has been constantly further developed since then.

Intelligent building technology can be fun

Gira's first TV commercial was a sequence of typical Gira building technology pictographs, which showed in an entertaining and easy-to-understand way just how simple, versatile and efficient intelligent building control could be. The commercial was broadcast in prime time, just before the news. And it also drew TV viewers' attention to local master electricians as competent points of contact for all smart home solutions.

The Gira Design Configurator

The Gira Design Configurator provides the full diversity of the Gira design system at a glance: 10 design lines, 50 frames, countless inserts, surfaces and colours. And all of this virtually in your own home, which makes planning a whole lot easier. Thanks to augmented reality technology, anyone can use their smartphone or tablet to get a realistic impression of what their chosen switch combinations will look like in their destined surroundings. The Gira Design Configurator is available as a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices.


Gira makes it to the big screen

Although only in a supporting role. Because the real stars of Gira's first cinema commercial were children, who showed – in the truest sense of the word – how controlling intelligent building technology can be child's play, thanks to Gira technology and an intuitive operating concept: from blinds, entertainment systems and lighting right through to lawn sprinklers – either with a mobile device from virtually anywhere or using a central operating unit at home.

Gira company crèche

As part of Gira's sustainability concept, it actively supports its employees in achieving the best possible balance between family and career. The childcare centre opened by the company on its own premises in 2014 makes a valuable contribution to this. It can accommodate two groups of ten children aged three years or under. The crèche was so well received that plans are currently underway to expand it.

Real all-rounder

The Gira G1 with multi-touch display is a central operating unit for the entire building technology, and is as compact as it is powerful. It can be connected to the building technology either using a LAN cable or via WLAN in order to switch on/off or dim lights, call up compete lighting scenes, operate blinds, or control a large number of functions using timers – and all this in 22 languages.

111 years of Gira

Statistically speaking, the average company in Germany does not last longer than 15 years. For this reason alone, Gira's 111 years of existence is a very special occasion. Particularly as the company, which is family-run to this day, has significantly helped shape the world of electrical systems and intelligent building technology with its many innovations and designs since that summer's day in 1905 when it was first founded as – what we would now call – a technology start-up.

Company history


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