The name Gira represents systematic modern building technology which makes home living more convenient, more secure and more energy-efficient. For this purpose, Gira offers intelligent functions and user-friendly devices for the easy and convenient control of lighting, heating, and blinds, as well as door communication, multimedia, and security systems. Award-winning switch ranges meet high design standards and provide the right framework for integrating diverse solutions. With its Plastics Technology business segment, Gira also develops and produces special solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Gira was founded in 1905 and, today, with more than 1,200 employees and representatives in 38 countries, it is counted among Germany’s leading medium-sized companies in the electrical industry. It manufactures switches and socket outlets, in addition to a wide range of electrical installation systems, including for the fields of communication technology, door intercoms and the automation of heating, light and blinds. Gira products and systems can be found in a wide variety of properties, from the Lufthansa Aviation Centre and the Hoechst management board building to kindergartens, schools and common residential buildings. At Gira, the demand for new product developments is very high. Gira quality products have received numerous awards and their launches are always met with great enthusiasm on the market. Several years ago, Gira separated plastics technology from building technology and established it as a business segment in its own right. Since then, other companies, including those in the medical technology field, also have Gira manufacture their products.