A good product must be fun for both sides: the manufacturer and the customer.
Manfred Garz, founder

Garz & Fricke

is a medium-sized enterprise for microelectronics. We have been established in 1992 and we design and manufacture exclusively at our home base in Hamburg. Our customers are OEMs and system integrators, mainly from the automation, catering technology, mobile computing, security, medical, measurement and control, transport, aviation and naval industries which appreciate our high level of vertical integration. To us "Made in Germany" not only means a local integration of end products, but our own design and production of the entire electronics within one site - from the first idea to the final industrial serial product.

We are set up in two business areas which jointly share our resources:

Smart vending and telemetry

Here we are the market leader for electronics in cigarette vending machines in the German-speaking countries. Our customers are demanding manufacturers and installers of all kinds of vending machines. We deliver to them ready-to-use machine controls, payment systems, solar charging technology and telemetry solutions.

Embedded Systems

Our offering ranges from typical single components and modules to ARM-based microcomputer systems and seamlessly integrated HMI systems. We develop our complete solutions with functional and control electronics, software and enclosures either cost-effectively on base of individually adapted standard solutions or on demand from scratch.

At Graz & Fricke all technical resources including customer service are bundled in Hamburg. That is why we can always serve our customers completely from a single source from the design of the specification, prototyping, and serial production to customer service. This is how we can achieve short processing times and highest quality.

Our VISION

  • We are the European market leader for ARM-based HMI systems in 2020.

Our MISSION

  • We are an equally innovative and reliable partner for our customers.
  • We make our customers happy by using our know-how and experience to offer complete solutions from a single source: products of the highest quality and at competitive prices, which we plan, design and manufacture ourselves completely.

Our RESPONSIBILITY

  • We see ourselves as a company committed to our employees and customers, but also to our environment and society.
  • Our principles are openness and honesty, as well as respectful interaction with each other - both inside and outside the company.

The founders: Engineers by Passion

In 1992 the graduate Electrical Engineers Manfred Garz and Matthias Fricke founded the company during their joint studies in Braunschweig, Germany. Exactly 86 square meters was the size of the first office including a production room at the hit-Technopark in Hamburg. Today, Garz & Fricke GmbH employs more than 100 people on an area of app. 3,000 square meters.

2018

New Headquarter

2018

New Headquarter

The steady growth of the company, both in headcount and production scale made it necessary to construct a larger headquarter. This all new site will be custom fit to the needs of the company.

2017

AFINUM invests in Garz & Fricke

2017

AFINUM invests in Garz & Fricke

AFINUM is supporting the continuation of the company’s successful strategy of international expansion. Both company founders Manfred Garz and Matthias Fricke remain significant shareholders and managing directors of the company.

2017

25th anniversary of Garz & Fricke

2017

25th anniversary of Garz & Fricke

The company originally started in a 86 m² office which included a production site at the hit-Technology Park in Hamburg. The new production building alone will have 4000 m² upon completion in 2019.

2011

Certified according to ISO 9000 and ISO13485

2011

Certified according to ISO 9000 and ISO13485

ISO 9000 is an international quality management standard. ISO 13485 stands for the high quality management standards for medical devices.

2009

First Garz & Fricke Single Board Computer (SBC)

2009

First Garz & Fricke Single Board Computer (SBC)

The first single board computer (SBC) is being produced and delivered in high-quality standards in Germany.

1998

Launch of business unit Embedded Systems

1998

Launch of business unit Embedded Systems

Start of the Embedded-Systems Unit. Today this unit covers single components as displays, ARM-based Single Board Computer and embedded Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

1997

Start of SMD production

1997

Start of SMD production

The SMD Production started in 1997 and has been continuously extended.

1993

Change registered office to Hamburg

1993

Change registered office to Hamburg

The headquarter of Garz & Fricke moved from Braunschweig to Hamburg, this also marks the start of serial production.

1992

Foundation of Garz & Fricke

1992

Foundation of Garz & Fricke

Manfred Garz and Matthias Fricke started the company in Braunschweig during their studies. Launch of business unit Vending & Telemetry. First product: alarm systems for cigarette vending machines.

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