History

Milestones in the history of the company

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1997

  • Acquisition of ATAG-GUTMANN by Mr. Fernandez, retention of all 40 employees and the founding of Exklusiv-Hauben GUTMANN GmbH
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1998

  • Introduction to the market of newly developed ventilation systems with special filter technology, patenting of a combination of filter and edge suction, expansion of export activities through a strengthening of our presence in France and Spain, the creation of 20 new jobs
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1999

  • Development and patenting of a special motor with sound dampening for interior versions of hood models, expansion of the distribution structure through the opening of a second distribution channel.
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2001

  • Increase of market share via development of four standardized designer hoods for higher demands
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2002

  • Protected improvement in the area of exterior ventilation in terms of pressure stability and noise level, patent application for a negative pressure sensor
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2003

  • Expansion of export activities through a strengthening of our presence in Belgium, Holland and Great Britain
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2004

  • Introduction of new models with innovative edge suction technology to the market, expansion of export activities through a strengthening of our presence in Switzerland
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2005

  • Expansion of export activities through a strengthening of our presence in Eastern Europe and Russia, introduction of an innovative ceiling version of the Campo model to the market
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2006

  • Strengthening of distribution team through expansion to a total of 13 area representatives, CI new design of brochures for end customer communication using the manufacturer’s motto “handmade in Germany”
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2007

  • Introduction of new models to the market, including the fascinating Future trough ventilation and the delicate Nube glass hood with use of double filter technology (nearly 99% fat collection) with magnet belt, innovative edge suction – suction under and above edges and beautifully designed illuminated glass elements, expansion of export activities via two-pronged distribution channels through GUTMANN Niederlande (Netherlands) and a large Dutch kitchen provider with a comprehensive regional network of kitchen studios (DMG), relaunch of internet site
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2008

  • Market launch new environmental technology – C-Version models come with active charcoal filters with honeycomb elements (highly effective and reusable; a version of this product is also suitable for use in an external re-circulating air version). Market roll-out of new models, including hood Estrela in a ceiling mount, island and wall model design; as well as Esse Arena with tribune filter and an innovative lighting element. Expansion of the export activities into non-European markets.
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2009

  • Market launch of new models, amongst others the filigree hood models Sombra & Tierra, Luminante with its innovative glass condensation filter, Entrada & Brillante as interesting entry models, inclined hoods Cara, Libertad & Quadro. Nozzle extraction, LED lighting and premium filter design as a selection of new ideas and innovations from our factory Expansion of the motor segment, volume flow dependent VSA air guidance – the innovative solution for ventilation cross-sections < ø150 mm Extension of export activities and safeguarding of the future by selling the company to the world-wide market leader in the extractor hood segment – elica S.p.A. Italy

„We need a strong partner to generate growth. Due to the large development department, we now have a multitude of other options of faster launching of innovations into the market.” Quotation M. Fernandez, Managing Director of Exklusiv-Hauben GUTMANN GmbH

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2010

  • Market launch of new models, amongst others the ceiling-mounted model Capa with its perfect shape and functionality in all three blower designs, internal frame extraction in combination with an additional extraction element from above in the Visual model as well as the Arte model without a hood body with its beautiful filter design, Presentation together with elica at the Eurocucina 2010, Milan
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2014

  • Relaunch Webseite