Our story began 60 years ago


In 1961, in a small garage in Schwarzenburg, Jakob Gilgen Senior laid the foundation for the globally active company we know today. As a one-man company, he manufactured the first automatic drive systems for doors and gates (cone) one by one and installed them on his customers’ premises.

Today, as Gilgen Door Systems, we offer drive systems and complete door and gate systems. We are hard at work for our customers every day, worldwide, with over 1,000 employees.

We invite you to take a look back with us as we revisit the most important events in our company’s history.


Every 2 months we show you a decade of our company's history for a whole year.