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A strong partnership for years to come Switching lights on via one’s mobile phone or operating an emergency call at the touch of a button? A strong partnership between Switzerland’s Smart Home Technology GmbH and intertechno, based in Austria, makes these practical innovations available in an inexpensive way. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY, INTERTECHNO, FOTOLIA, ISTOCK
Usually, technical gadgets with low margins and high quantities come entirely from Asia. One would also think this about the three innovative gadgets for one’s home from intertechno, but the reality is far from it.The concept, technology and design have their origin fully in Switzerland. While Smart Home Technology develops technology for one’s home in Switzerland, intertechno, an Austrian wireless specialist founded in 1970, is responsible for the production, marketing and the products‘ Europe-wide distribution from Turkey to Iceland.
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“We cooperate with intertechno because they are one of the first and best companies in the area of wireless expansion in indoor installation technology,“ Felix Adamczyk, founder of young start-up Smart Home Technology, explains. He adds:“They have a diverse range of goods which has been compatible since 1995, are a family business with a long tradition and are the market leader in home automation for cheap and efficient solutions.“ intertechno’s manager Gerhard Kindermann says: “Felix Adamczyk has initially offered us a print with parts for a Bluetooth wiring of our receivers.
This interested us and we noticed that we found a good and helpful partner for our developments.“ Thus, a successful cooperation was quickly realised. Today, Smart Home Technology is in charge for the entire engineering process for new developments which includes conception, electronics, firmware, server applications and apps. While being an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for intertechno’s products and supporting them with the mass production of their developments which is outsourced to Asia, Smart Home Technology also exclusively travels to China or Taiwan to help with the production. After the development by Smart Home Technology, intertechno then gives the manufacturing order to the mass producer and finances it. The distribution takes place in the name of intertechno.
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