Milestones of a Success Story
On 1 April 1975, Ernst Hartig founded VIDEOR. 1975 till 2018, that is more than four decades in the middle of the market of professional distribution. Let us take a look back at milestones.
2017 In the second half of the year, a conference and training center is created at VIDEOR. For this purpose, the foyer and VIDEOR Treff in the VisitorCenter are completely redesigned and equipped. The foyer now adorns a 4K video wall which welcomes the visitor and entertains with further digital signage content. In the adjoining VIDEOR Treff you can comfortably meet, either on armchairs and sofa or on chairs at wooden tables. Whether workshop, conference or business meeting, the new flexible rooms can accommodate up to 100 visitors/participants.
2016 On 5 June 2016, the update of our website www.videor.com goes live. The biggest structural-functional change is the consolidation and representation of all subsites on a single website. Now all products, solutions, and services from VIDEOR can be found on a single website. Further improvements regard the search functionality, the quotation, and the product recommendations..
2015 In its anniversary year - 2015 VIDEOR is 40 years old - the company is honoured by the attention from politics and business. At an event ot the Wirtschaftsrat on 18 June 2015, Peter Beuth, the Hessian Secretary of the Interior, speaks about the results and plans of the state government in the field of internal security. In front of more than 40 entrepreneurs of the region, IHK (Chamber of Commerce) President Alfred Clouth recapitulates VIDEOR's successful company history and thanks VIDEOR and its management for their commitment in initial and continuous education and in the IHK. Among the guests are District Adminsitrator Oliver Quilling and Rödermark's Mayor Roland Kern, rejoice the fact that there is such an agile company and its dedicated employees in the county and city. Alexander Wilhelm, spokesman for the Economic Council of the Section Offenbach / Dieburg, states: "Here is a hidden champion at home.".
2013 In the middle of the year, the partners transferred the involvement of the Videor Art Foundation in existence since 1996 into a non-profit limited liability company under German law (GmbH). At the same time, VIDEOR responded to the requirements in its sales markets and developed four focused business segments. You can find further information on www.videor.com/security, www.videor.com/broadcast, www.videor.com/imaging, and www.eneo-security.com.
2011 In addition to the expansion of the IP/IT-based share of our product portfolio, VIDEOR improved its capabilities in the interaction between supplier and customer by employing a new ERP system.
2009 VIDEOR generated annual sales of 63 million euros in the business year and underscored its strong market position. VIDEOR has positioned itself for the future with qualified and motivated employees, a newly designed website and a fresh corporate design.
2008 Inauguration of the TechCenter – Managing Director Jürgen Hagenlocher: “The workstations with modern equipment combined with the flexible usability of the building are an important signal for relationships between customers and suppliers.”
Additionally, inauguration of the ArtCenter, an architecturally unique building that is also an expression of the VIDEOR strength of innovation.
2003 The newly constructed ComCenter stands for expansion of the added value distributor
through modern products, training courses and services: Competent instructors regularly introduce the latest developments in camera technology and the digital recording and transmission technologies. In certification courses, customers are additionally supplied with information on operation of networks and various possible applications. Further growth is promised by the newly established imaging business segment with products for industrial image processing.
2000 Market leadership through service and innovation – these mottos were the key to success: in its anniversary year VIDEOR is among the major providers in Europe and crosses the 100 million DM sales threshold with its 134 employees. “Our potential for innovation lies in our close partnership with key suppliers, and also in our team of employees that integrates market needs into customised solutions”, explains Managing Director Michael Haas the high status of the company in B2B distribution. Two years later VIDEOR obtains EN ISO 9001:2000 certification and secures growing market shares particularly in the Security business sector.
1996 The birth of the commitment to culture with the “DigitalART” culture initiative,
later renamed to the “VIDEOR Art Foundation“. From the very beginning, the art patronage
presented only works of art created directly on a computer or through a technique that
combined traditional methods (e.g. conventional or digital photography) with a computer
application. “An absolute first”, as this artistic movement was still in its infancy at this time.
Mostly artists who were still unknown as well as the upcoming artist generation were
supported with three or four exhibitions per year. The art patronage became a living part of
the corporate culture/philosophy in subsequent years.
1994 The company is certified in accordance
with ISO 9002 and in the security business segment it offers everything that secures banks, industrial plants and retail chains against unwelcome guests: cameras, monitors, recorders, lenses and control units are just a selection from the CCTV portfolio (CCTV: Closed Circuit Television). In the broadcast business segment, VIDEOR orients itself on private and public television broadcasters, production companies, dealers and system houses. The product range covers studio monitors and signal processing products as well as being the sole German agent for Fujinon lenses and professional video tape from Fujifilm.
1988 Opening of the English subsidiary and inauguration of the new central
distribution centre. A sophisticated storage system and 24-hour service
ensure reliable deliveries. With 47 employees, VIDEOR has now established
itself as the specialist for video technology in the broadcast and security
sectors. In addition to providing support in project planning, customer service
is also becoming increasingly important. “Our employees are our most important
capital, and they consistently give their full attention to our customers”, reinforces Managing Director Rainer Bernhardt.
1978 Relocation to the new company building in Rödermark. Among experts, VIDEOR has now achieved a considerable level of recognition and stands for high-quality video technology. The market booms and this is shown in annual sales: in the 1982 business year, the 20 employees achieved sales of 19.1 million DM.
1975 On 1st April, VIDEOR E. Hartig GmbH is founded by Ernst Hartig as Videor Technical E. Hartig KG, one year later he receives support from Hans Peter Jamin. Over the years, the management duo gives the crucial impulse for the company’s dynamic expansion. Consequently, VIDEOR soon makes a name for itself as the exclusive agent for leading Japanese manufacturers (Fujifilm, Fujinon) and, in the following period, both of these main pillars go from strength to strength and the product range is further expanded.