Who would have thought that an internationally renowned company would find its beginnings at the former Bahnhofstraße 24 in Kittlitz? 30 years ago, right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lutz Berger and his colleagues founded digades, a rather inconspicuous company at this time. The company can look back on a turbulent history.
Just one year after its founding, the radio technology engineers launched their first product, a versatile data transmission and reception module. The company never got bored in the years that followed. A tire pressure monitoring system for cars and trucks, infotainment remote controls for luxury cars, numerous parking heater radio remote controls, the move to Zittau and the construction of its own production hall followed. digades grew into a hidden champion and world market leader in the field of remote control systems for vehicle air conditioning. In the meantime, the electronics manufacturer supplies almost all European automobile brands.
To meet the demand, digades expanded its headquarters in the following years with additional production and development areas. In the meantime, the company has additional locations in Nordhausen and Dresden.
Since 2011, Lutz Berger led digades GmbH as the sole managing partner. Already in May 2018, Dr.-Ing. Sascha Berger took over areas of responsibility from his father as an equal managing director. Since 2021, the brothers Sascha and Tim Berger have jointly managed the company. Their father remains with the company as a shareholder and advisory board member. Kerstin Berger continues her work as a member of the management as well as an authorized signatory of the company.