In conversation with Charles Constantin, Managing Director, GEZE

Can you give us a brief overview about your company?
GEZE is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of construction systems for door, window and safety technology. GEZE offers a comprehensive range of products including automatic door systems and door technology, glass systems, smoke and heat extraction systems, safety technology as well as window and ventilation technology.

As one of the market’s innovation and design leaders, GEZE has decisively influenced facility engineering and building technology with pioneering developments. These developments are constantly being driven onwards in the company’s technology center in Germany at the headquarters in Leonberg City near Stuttgart. The highest of quality standards means that GEZE products contribute towards some of the most innovative building concepts in the world and ensure convenience and security in building technology. GEZE door closers are some of the best known in the world. Product solutions from GEZE can be found in renowned buildings across the entire world.

What are the latest products that your company is offering?
The most successful product has been the GEZE Powerturn Swing Door Solution and the GEZE Swing Doors family. Some of our projects include Dubai Opera House, Qatar National Library, Bollywood Park Project – Dubai, Ferrari World – Abu Dhabi, AESSB – Administration, Educational and Students Services Buildings – Kuwait, Cultural Center – Shaab – Kuwait, Mall of Qatar – Qatar, Oman Convention Center – Oman.

What are the latest trends that you have observed in this space?
The biggest opportunities for doors and windows suppliers in the region today are to possess the ability to offer an automatic door and window systems that are connected through the building management system. Such a capability goes with the higher connectivity mega trend within the smart solution orientation that we are witnessing today the world over in almost every industry in the industrial engineering space. In this respect, we in GEZE have launched our smart engineering system solution for facades in January this year during the BAU Fair 2017 in the city of Munich in Germany.

What kind of growth have you seen in the demand for your products?
The demand for window and door systems in the region in 2016 was stable, despite softer economic conditions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which had an adversary impact on the ambitious growth that all industry players would have wished to witness.