Garz & Fricke Headquarters
Matthias Fricke

„A good product must be fun for both sides: the manufacturer and the customer.“

Matthias Fricke

About us

Garz & Fricke develops and produces HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces), vending machine controllers, payment systems and hardware and software solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), at the company headquarters in Hamburg. In addition to components Made in Germany, the focus is on seamless integration and custom development of systems that are either implemented based on standard solutions modified according to customer’s specific requirements or, if necessary, realized as completely new solutions. Customers are in particular OEMs and system integrators from the target markets of vending machines, medical and laboratory technology, food service equipment, security technology, and industrial automation.

The Garz & Fricke Group also includes processor module specialist Keith & Koep and the application developer e-GITS. Together, the group forms one of the most important system providers for ARM-based embedded technologies in Europe. In addition, the group offers additional services in the matching software ecosystem. Customers benefit from a large product portfolio, but also a broadly based research & development team. Whether ready-to-use HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) based on proven Single Board Computers (SBCs) by Garz & Fricke, flexible System On Modules (SOMs) from Keith & Koep for sophisticated demands on interfaces and form factors, or the final application development at e-GITS - customers always receive the right products for their specific requirements. The group is represented at its sites in Hamburg, Wuppertal and Stuttgart and its international locations in Minneapolis (USA) and Chennai (India).

2020

Expansion of the company group to include Keith & Koep

Keith & Koep

2020

Expansion of the company group to include Keith & Koep

The Garz & Fricke Group, Hamburg, acquires the Wuppertal-based Keith & Koep GmbH. This creates one of the most important system providers for ARM-based embedded technologies in Europe.

2019

Software specialist e-GITS becomes part of the Hamburg-based Garz & Fricke Group

e-Gits

2019

Software specialist e-GITS becomes part of the Hamburg-based Garz & Fricke Group

With effect from 31 March 2019, the Garz & Fricke Group is strengthening its position through the addition of the software service provider e-GITS GmbH, based in Stuttgart and Chennai, India.

2019

New Headquarter

Neues Firmengebäude

2019

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.

2018

Foundation of the US subsidiary Garz & Fricke Inc.

US-Map

2018

Foundation of the US subsidiary Garz & Fricke Inc.

With the US subsidiary, Garz & Fricke underpins its growing business in the USA and Canada and strengthens with a own office in Minneapolis, Minnesota its presence in North America.

2017

AFINUM invests in Garz & Fricke

Afinum

2017

AFINUM invests in Garz & Fricke

Garz & Fricke have found an investor in Afinum that is focused on expansion. The founders Manfred Garz and Matthias Fricke retain a significant stake in the company.

2017

25th anniversary of Garz & Fricke

25 Jahre Garz und 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 9001 and ISO13485

ISO Zertifikat

2011

Certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO13485

ISO 9001 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)

Neso 1.0

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

Neso 1.0

1997

Start of SMD production

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

1993

Change registered office to Hamburg

Hamburg Flagge

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

Manfred und Matthias

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.