History

Electronics today permeates almost every aspect of life and opens up interesting possibilities for innovative applications. Thus, the automotive industry experienced a huge wave of innovation in the past few years.

Because of the modern electronic solutions in other areas, e.g. the building automation or medical technology, comfort and safety can be improved. For more than 20 years, digades develops and produces electronics solutions for a wide range of applications.

Digades now has a production with the latest high-speed automated assembly machines and test stations. The production capacity is very flexible: from small series up to mass production, digades can ensure quality production. The in-house testing technologies which are specially developed and adjusted to various products contributes to that. Ask someone who is familiar with electronics. Ask digades. We develop and produce innovative electronic solutions. Solutions that are becoming standard - with a precision and passion that defines us. Convince yourself!

2013, digades got the award "Best Professional Supplier" for electronic devices and systems. The latest award was the "Oberlausitzer Unternehmerpreis" which was presented by the Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH. 

Here you can watch the film of the event:

 

2015

  • On 09th March 2015, Lutz Berger spoke about the history of digades, current projects and his vision of the future. Business success isn't just equal to physical success or perseverance from a market economy perspective. People who live in this region get work places, important added value happens. Environmental effects are noticeable for everyone. Cultural, sport and leisure activities - many things aren't affordable without a well-working economy.

    The award "Oberlausitzer Unternehmer des Jahres", which Mr. Berger won last year, officially appreciates these efforts with special regard to its meaning for the region.

2014

  • Since many years, digades is very active in the sport sector. In 2014 digades made a big step forward and got premium sponsor of the 2014 ITU Cross Triathlon world championships in Zittau.

    Further success stories came from the company itself: the building project which started in december 2013, was finalized this year. The new digades production center was inaugurated with more than 200 guests, including Minister President Tillich. The new hall created the space for a future digades development center where creative developers of the company can search for new technologies and solutions for the automotive, building and infrastructure sector.

    Moreover, in december and right after the new buildings' inauguration, digades celebrated a open day for all interested visitors. There was a great crowd of more than 1.000 people who came to see what is inside the buildings of digades.

    You see: 2014 was our year!

2013

  • End of November 2013, digades was awarded as "Best professional Supplier" for electronic devices and systems. In total, 50 companies took part in the competition for the cross-industry suppliers award, 8 got into the final. The jury evaluated all questionnaires and results of the audits (of the finalists) for the following criteria: operative excellence, business model, sustainability, quality and profitablility.

    The award was initiated by Carl Hanser Verlag, Hannover Messe und PricewaterhouseCoopers under the patronage of the Federal Ministery of Economy.

2012

  • Long-term acquisition of qualified employees is an important topic for safeguarding the future of digades. That's why we consistantly offer school classes to visit us and get a first insight of the company, like the school classes of the intermediate schools in Mittelherwigsdorf and Großschönau as well as the Christian-Weise-Gymnasium Zittau on 16th may 2012.

2011

  • Digades turns 20 years. On 20th September digades celebrates its 20th anniversary. A new vision and strategy is developed.

    The focus of entrepreneurial thought and action are the success and satisfaction of employees and partners. In order to provide products with best quality, digades invests in expansion and modernization of its equipment. Thus, in June a new SMD-Line is installed.

2010

  • After a working group, consisting of 30 employees from all company areas, has engaged with the further development during the last months, the new vision of digades was adopted after the staff survey.

2009

  • On 27th November, digades launched a new branch in Nordhausen. In Thuringia the specialist for "wireless and electronic solutions" from Zittau stretches its development capacity. A gradual expansion of the tasks is planned in a medium term. The central location of Nordhausen is a reason why the market cultivation occurs more effectively.

    In February, digades gained an application of the car manufacturer Bentley to develop and produce a multimedia remote control. Furthermore digades can list other large orders from companies such as BMW, LIC Langmatz and Roche diagnostics.

    After intensive preparation time digades established successfully a new SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in January.

     

2006

  • The production lines were modernized and expanded continuously, like in 2006 installing a new assembly and testing line.

2005

  • In September, digades delivered the 500.000th remote control for parking heaters to webasto.

    Furthermore digades awarded the “Großen Preis des Mittelstands” of the Oscar-Patzelt-Foundation.

    In this year the development and production of the smallest remote control world wide “Telestart T91” started.

2004

  • Wolfgang Clement visited digades on the 27th of July within the initiative “Team Arbeit Deutschland” of the Federal Ministry of Economy .

    In the same year the world's first wireless remote control was created on the one hand for car infotainment, the MMI remote control for audi A6, A8 and Q7, and on the other hand with a display for automotive applications, the telestart 100htm. LINK!

2001

  • In July, digades continued to invest in the future and the construction of a new office and manufacturing building had begun. With approximately 1000 square meters production area, the development and production capacity of digades GmbH had more than tripled. New machinery and equipment ensured further production at the highest level of quality.

2000

  • Students of the “West Deutsche Akademie für Kommunikation” (WAK) in Cologne participated in a workshop of digades with the task to develop a new cooperate design. The winning group presented the new design and the new logo on a kick-off event in Zittau in front of all employees.

1999

  • On 12th June, the first own production hall was inaugurated.

    Investments in the construction of an own chip shooter and the expansion of the business premises by the extension of a production hall but also for the improvement of an adjacent building amounts to 1,8 Mio. DM.

    That same month, the new SMT assembly (surface mounting technology) officially began its operation in presence of the Saxon State Minister for Economy and Labour, Dr. Kajo Schommer, and other prominent figures from politics and economy.

    In October, the first company-own organized symposium took place under the title: "wireless communications - an innovative solution". More than 30 participants from partner companies and customers joined in.

1997

  • Digades moved to the present headquarters in Zittau. A positive organizational development required a continuously modernization and expansion of the business premises. In September, digades gained the certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by the test and certification body DaimlerBenz Aerospace certifications (DasaZert), Munich. In November, digades took over an application of the company WEBASTO to develop a wireless remote control for parking heaters. In summer, series production of the world's first remote control system was included in the new 868 MHz frequency band at digades. Today digades produces the system in the 5th generation.

1992

  • The first employees of digades moved into the offices in Kittlitz near Löbau.

    During the following year the first own product was established: a one way radio system “Radio Data”.

1991

  • Seven partners founded digades GmbH. The first entry in the commercial register took place on the 20th September 1991 and the full name was: digades GmbH, digitales und analoges Schaltungsdesign.