About us

In the factory on Weiherstrasse in Bayreuth, in addition to our own dictation machines, products for customers are also increasingly being made to order. Whether an engine control for car seats, radio units for trains or innovative solutions for e-mobility - as an electronic contract manufacturer, we face almost every challenge. From small sensors to assemblies for large systems. There are many good reasons for relocating production to Grundig Business Systems.

Relocation of production - why switching to Grundig Business Systems is worthwhile

There are many good reasons to outsource the production of electronic components. There are just as many good reasons to choose Grundig Business Systems as an EMS service provider. Because the range of services offered by the EMS partner plays a key role in determining the quality of the end product. Grundig Business Systems convinces with know-how and first-class services from the first inquiry to delivery.


Execution and project management

The biggest challenge when changing or relocating the production of electronic components is the data situation. If it was created by external developers, the entire know-how is usually not transferred. Thanks to many years of expertise in electronics manufacturing, Grundig Business Systems can prepare a deficient data situation so that both circuit boards and housing parts can be produced in series production without a loss of quality.

We call it Design for Manufacturing - our competence to be able to manufacture high-quality products even when data is unknown. It is part of our service to accompany the customer through the entire process. This includes the complete production from mounting to device assembly, the EMC advice, as well as a well thought-out production chain including internal and external processes such as painting and potting.


Material management

Required components are no longer available? We take care of it and provide an equivalent replacement with the necessary parameters and functions in order to be able to manufacture on schedule. Obsolescence management as well as product and supplier selection are our tasks. We also have complex warehousing and can guarantee short lead times.


Manufacturing quality

Grundig Business Systems offers two different assembly processes: SMT and THT production. In addition to the target agreements with the customer, all products go through established internal approval processes to guarantee the best quality. And: At our factory, there is no production without the appropriate know-how. All of our employees are appropriately trained in handling and programming the production systems to ensure the highest quality of the end product.


Our company is growing

The area of electronic contract manufacturing has been an integral part of Grundig Business Systems' success for years and ensures increasing company growth. We know that outsourcing manufacturing services is a matter of trust. That is why customer satisfaction is our top priority. The annual customer satisfaction surveys show that 100% of our customers would hire us again and most would even recommend us. This is confirmed by Silvan Hartwig, Managing Director of Abaled: "You can rely on GBS even under tight time pressure. It's great when an EMS partner goes along so well!"


Quality - Made in Germany

Millions are invested in upgrading the machine park every year. We integrate traceability and Industry 4.0 into our production processes. Every component and every step in production can be traced. All important production data can be called up at any time and provide information about the quality of the production. In the event of errors, the problem area can be quickly narrowed down and countermeasures can be taken. We are not only certified by quality management according to ISO 9001 but also according to the more stringent standards of the automotive industry IATF 16949 and for medical technology products according to ISO 13485.

With our high level of expertise in the fields of electronics and mechatronics, we have now made a name for ourselves in electronic contract manufacturing. You too can rely on proximity and top quality "Made in Germany"!


Our history

2019

Grundig Business Systems is again honored for its "sustainable corporate culture".

2018

With the certification of electronics manufacturing according to ISO 13485, Grundig Business Systems fulfills the high requirements for the quality of medical devices and can now open up another market.

2017

Grundig Business Systems expands investor base with VR Equitypartner. GBS receives INQA award for "sustainable corporate culture".

2016

GBS and Sennheiser combine  telephony and speech recognition services to prepare future orientated Unified Communications solutions. The product range is expanded to include cooperation products covering the areas of wireless headsets and conference recordings.

2015

GBS once again receives the “TOP JOB” award in recognition of outstanding personnel work. The Digta SonicMic 3 is launched on the market.

2014

Software business expansion by means of speech recognition solutions. GBS extends its high-tech manufacturing process adding a third line. Components of up to a minimum size of 01005 can now be mounted thanks to the SIPLACESX1.

2013

Grundig Business Systems is now certified in accordance with the internationally recognised standard for environmental management, namely  14001:2014.

2012

GBS celebrates "10 Years of Digta". GBS again receives the "Top Job" seal of approval and numbers among the 100 best employers among German middle-sized companies.

2011

 

The "Digta 7" series, featuring numerous innovations including the "Touch Pin" sliding switch, is launched. The Digta 7 Premium BT is the world's first dictation device with which dictations can be transferred to a smartphone by means of Bluetooth.

2010

 

GBS wins the "iF product design award 2010" for Digta CordEx dictation microphone .

2009

 

GBS wins the Innovation Prize IT 2009 in the category "Office" for the Digta CordEx at CeBIT. Grundig Business Systems also receives the "Top Job" seal of approval for outstanding personnel work, making it one of the 100 best employers among middle-sized German companies. The Digta Station WLAN appears on the market. It allows wireless transfer of dictations without a PC.

2008

 

The Digta CordEx, the first professional wireless dictation microphone, which combines the flexibility of mobile devices with the advantages of stationary dictation, is launched. GBS wins the "iF product design award" again, this time for the Digta SonicMic, the first device of the new premium DigtaSonic product family. Grundig Business Systems is also named one of the 100 most innovative middle-sized companies.

2007

 

The "50 Years of Production in Bayreuth" celebration is the center of Grundig Business Systems's festivities on 15th July 2007 At the same time, the novel product family of digital dictation devices is launched: the DigtaSonic series is remarkable for its "Soft Touch Composite" interface. The Digta 420 is the word's first mobile dictation device with color display and supports the optimised speech standard DSSPro, which is developed under the aegis of Grundig Business Systems. The Digta 415 with Digta Station 445 receives the "iF product design award", one of the most coveted international design awards.

2006

 

The first dictation devices of the 400 series: Digta 410.  Automotive Standard TS 16949 certification

2005

 

The word's first RFID scanner attachment for digital dictation devices; and the Digta Soundbox 820 USB professional work station with integrated sound card.

2004

 

The spectrum of digital devices is expanded to include the dual work station Stenorette digital Sd 4240. Further highlights are the launch of the Digta 4015, a high-quality digital hand-held dictation device, and the bar code scanner attachment. 

2003

 

GBS is successfully taken over by INDUC AG. Its name is retained.

2002

 

The Digta 4010, 3010, and 5210, digital hand-held dictation devices with MultiMediaCard  on DSS-Standard, and StenoNet.type, Steno.write, and Walkabout.write, the digital PC work station solutions, are launched.

2001

 

Dictation device activities are spun off from Grundig AG, and an independent company, Grundig Business Systems GmbH (GBS), is founded.

1995

 

Having been a trailblazer for cassette-supported dictation systems, Grundig henceforth remains a pioneer in digital voice recording.  In a joint venture, the IVA (International Voice Association, consisting of Grundig, Olympus, and Philips) develops and launches the DSS-Standard (Digital Speech Standard).

1993

 

The Bayreuth factory is the first Grundig factory to receive the DIN ISO 9001 certificate.

1990

 

The first digital dictation system is launched: the PC-Diktat 2000.

1989

 

Dr. Max Grundig passes away at age 81.

1984

 

The first truly portable dictation device, the Stenorette 2080, is developed.

1983

 

An historic moment: The Steno-Casette 30 becomes the DIN norm (DIN32750) – the standard for quality!

1979

 

The CS 2000 conference system reaches the market.

1972

 

Production of the Stenorette 2002, the first stationary dictation system to use the Steno-Casette K 30, begins, as does that of the Stenorette SL, the professional Stenorette with the metallic look and the die-cast casing – the mobile dictation system for the office and the road. Production of these devices continues for about 20 years.

1971

 

The first mini-index cassette with integrated band index, the Steno-Casette 30, is introduced.

1963

 

The number of employees in Bayreuth reaches 2,000.

1958

 

The 1,000th employee is hired in Bayreuth.

1957

 

Max Grundig builds the "biggest tape-recorder factory in the world" in Bayreuth. The opening ceremony takes place on 15th July 1957.

1954

 

Stenorette A, the so-called tree frog, becomes the first Grundig's dictation device on the market.

1952

 

The foundations are laid: Development of dictation devices begins.