G&D Celebrates 35 Years in the KVM Industry
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the KVM sector of the industry this year. The Siegen-based medium-sized company develops and manufactures KVM products for extending and switching computer signals, and operates on a global scale. KVM systems from G&D are installed in numerous control rooms around the globe, for example in air traffic control centers and airports, on ships, TV & film production studios, the chemical and petrochemical industry as well as in the energy sector.
The company was founded on July 22, 1985 by Udo Guntermann and Martin Drunck as well as Reiner Ruelmann as third managing director. Soon, they started with the development of first components. Today, the medium-sized company continues to grow solidly and employs around 100 people at its locations in Siegen, Germany, and Burbank, CA. Now, over three decades later, the company’s equipment lets users bridge distances up to 10,000 meters between monitors and computers, prevent disruptive heat and noise emissions at highly complex computer workstations, and also enable access to fallback systems to make control rooms fail-safe.
“We were already developing KVM devices before the technology even had a name” says Roland Ollek, CEO of Guntermann & Drunck GmbH. “Our company works in a niche occupied by few companies in the world. With our expertise in providing solutions and developing products close to both the market and our customers, we have now become one of the world’s leading hidden champions.”