The GIG group of companies is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company was originally founded in 1998 by chartered engineer Torsten Hannusch, whose vision from the start was to establish a company offering the complete range of facility management services as a one-stop, full-service provider.
20 years on the GIG group of companies, including its more than 10 subsidiary companies, is active in 230 locations throughout Germany. Though originally established as a provider of integrated facility management services, today the company defines itself as technology-orientated facility management specialist with key business areas including the pharmaceuticals and chemical industries as well as commercial, office and residential property assets.
The company’s key business focus is the provision of property, facility and site management services, and this key focus has been successfully extended in recent years by the provision of energy and energy management services, engineering services and technical plant construction services. Throughout Germany, the GIG group of companies services approximately 480 commercial properties, 130,000 residential units and numerous industrial and business parks. Total assets under management amount to approximately € 25 billion.
According to company founder and owner Torsten Hannusch, “Sustainable and innovative growth and development of our services form the basis our continued success now and in the future. Strategic investments in and partnerships with proptech companies are integral to developing our innovative range of services”.
“Our dedicated, customer-orientated employees form an invaluable part of our success and contribute significantly to our growth. Client satisfaction forms the core of our guiding principles”, explains Professor Matthias Thomas, managing director of the GIG group of companies. In order to support the company’s ongoing growth, more than 170 employees and apprentices were hired in 2017.
Corporate social responsibility has always formed an integral part of the company’s corporate philosophy. One example is the “GIG sustainability radar” that actively supports clients in the optimisation of resources and in delivering sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions.
In addition, GIG is an active supporter and sponsor of a number of social and cultural projects and institutions. One example is the “Joblinge gAG” initiative which provides vocational help and employment support for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The company has also for the last several years sponsored the youth divisions of sports clubs “BR Volleys”, “Viktoria Berlin”, “ECC Preußen” and the “Red Devils”. Cultural institutions supported by GIG include the “Museumsinsel” in Berlin, the opera house in Frankfurt and numerous other cultural projects.