Geutebruck Grows despite Global Economic Downturn

Despite the world economic downturn German video security specialist Geutebruck is continuing to grow at home and abroad. In Germany, Geutebruck has just expanded its domestic sales force, opened two more regional sales offices in Hessen and Bavaria, and increased its sales support staff accordingly.

Geutebruck France has been achieving unprecedented sales of late and has opened a new office in Bischheim to serve customers in the east of the country. Projects for high profile clients including the European Space Centre in French Guyana, French railway operator SNCF and the port of Marseilles have helped take the turnover of this 10-person-strong national subsidiary to US$ 5.6 million per annum.

In January, Geutebruck's Spanish sales partner FF Videosistemas opened new offices in Barcelona. “This will bring us nearer our customers in the Basque country and enable us to take better account of regional differences,” explained Francisco Paco Ferez, who founded the company in 1982 after working for many years at the Geutebruck headquarters in Windhagen. Having earned a good name for its museum projects, the company's clients include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Spanish National Library and the Prado in Madrid.

To quote Carl Raubenheimer, executive VP of Geutebruck's US subsidiary and its youngest offshoot, “GSI is now cooking with gas!” Geutebruck's ‘made in Germany' video security attracted much favorable attention at this year's ISC West exhibition and stand visitors far exceeded expectations. Having opened a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2008 and recruited a new business development manager responsible for the eastern half of North America, GSI's network of sales partners is rapidly expanding and the University of Idaho is the latest name to be added to Geutebruck's list of satisfied customers.

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