Company & History
In movement for 60 years
Gilgen Logistics, an international company, is a leading provider of integrated logistic systems for in-house logistics. With 190 employees and a turnover 75 Mio. CHF we develop custom-made complete solutions using in-house products for service providers, retailers and industry, covering the full range from development to implementation. As a general contractor, we offer a broad spectrum of products and services. Our key areas of expertise encompass conveying systems, storage systems, automation, IT solutions, loading systems, special equipment and customer service.
Gilgen Logistics has been in movement for over 60 years. Outstanding personages have shaped our success story as have innovation, partnership, expertise, reliability and product quality – values to which we will also be committed in the future.
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As a one-man operation, Jakob Gilgen Sr manufactured the first automatic drives for gates individually and then installed them at his customers’ premises. Today the company has transitioned into its 2nd generation. Jacob Gilgen Jr is the majority shareholder and president of the Board of Directors.
Realisation of our first conveyor system, an automatic letter-box-emptying system for Swiss Post.
Founding of Gilgen Fördersysteme AG, a subsidiary of Gilgen Holding AG.
Initial certification by SQS according to ISO 9001.
Our customer service was founded and developed in CH-Brislach (acquisition of Hugo Fritschi Service AG), and D-Dortmund.
This exhaustive customer service organisation plus worldwide contacts to sales and service partners guarantee optimum customer proximity to this day.
Our range of services in the field of automation was expanded with the acquisition of Baertschi Engineering AG, in Suhr.
Gilgen Logistics has thus been able to offer its customers complete logistic systems on a one-stop basis.
Gilgen Logistics as a general contractor
GOLA Gilgen Optimized Logistics systems
Concept for the modular design of the systems software
Construction of one of the largest logistics centres in Europe with more than 50,000 pallet spaces and stacker cranes with a height of 40 m
Development of a new generation of pallet conveyor technology for the cold and deep-freeze logistics -38°C
Logistics, Design, Realization of all mechanical system elements and standardization of hardware and
Gilgen Logistics opens development center for stacker cranes near Stuttgart (Germany).
Digitalisation and augmented reality supported Gilgen Logistics' intralogistics systems throughout the entire process.