Innovation, know-how and Doer mentality from Dresden

In the capital of the “Silicon Saxony”, gekartel AG has developed from a technology pioneer to a market leader in the field of digital system house solutions for the point of sale, industry and economy as well as the real estate sector since its foundation in 1998. Retailers such as REWE Group, Globus Baumarkt or hagebau, industrial customers such as Beiersdorf and Henkel, as well as the housing cooperative München-West or Industria Wohnen GmbH count on hardware and software from gekartel.

gekartel AG offers its customers individual solutions and all-round support throughout all phases of a project.

We realize digitization projects for retailers and resellers, brand manufacturers, real estate and property management companies as well as housing cooperatives, for medium-sized and large companies, and for public institutions.

The gekartel in numbers




Employees in all locations


satisfied customers

Point of sale devices delivered to date

Digital house panels" installed to date in the housing industry D-A-CH

All-round service package

Together with our partners, our project and development team can cover comprehensive consulting services. Our team is happy to advise on suitable device sizes, user interface layout design, rollout planning, suitable service components and the integration of individual applications.

In our in-house production, the devices are assembled and subjected to a 24-hour endurance test before delivery. This ensures stable continuous operation of our hardware.

Extensive or frequently changing product range? Only limited personnel resources available that cannot cover the maintenance effort? Outsource content maintenance and updates and free up capacity to focus on your core business.
In our function monitoring, we regularly check the status and usage of your systems at all sites.

In addition to our function monitoring, there may be incidents that cannot be detected despite careful technical monitoring and quality control. With an individual service package, you are flexible at all times.

Transparency about the successful use of your systems at all times: We regularly deliver - depending on our agreements in the service contract - the usage analyses of your devices including an evaluation by our specialists.

gekartel as your digitization partner

  • Hardware "Made in Germany" in industrial quality for 24/7 continuous operation
  • own, certified and award-winning product developments
  • Collaboration with a pioneer in telecommunications and media technology
  • Android-based device software customizable according to customer requirements (interfaces, surfaces, processes)
  • digital solutions from a single source: hardware, digital signage software, interface development, initial installation, additional services and support
  • Own developer team for software and security topics
  • Cloud software in German data centers

Innovation is in our DNA.

The Frankfurt-born manager Klaus Schäfer studied industrial engineering at the HTW Dresden with a focus on founding and managing medium-sized companies. Innovation and a doer mentality are therefore very important at gekartel, and not without reason: After successfully graduating, Klaus Schäfer won the start-up competition of the HTW Dresden and the Ostsächsische Sparkasse in 1998 with the founding concept of gekartel AG.
In the years to come, his company received awards such as the IBM Innovation Award and the Popai Award in Gold in Las Vegas for products in the business area of digitalization at the point of sale.
The business innovation Digitale Haustafel, which has been introduced to the market since 2013, was awarded as the best digitalization solution in the housing industry by the GDW (Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies) in Berlin.
Klaus Schäfer is an active member of the Digitalization Working Group of the German Shopfitting Association, co-author of the Digitalization Guide and, together with other members, pioneer of the nationwide fire protection guideline VdS 6024 in the Device Integrated Fire Protection Working Group under the auspices of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH.

From pioneer to market leader

More than 20 years ago, gekartel AG started with the development as well as the operation of mobile devices (mobile phone booths) without infrastructure and thus laid the foundation for the rapid, dynamic further development in the direction of digitalization. Today, the company’s focus is on the area of digital industry solutions at the point of sale and in the housing industry. We offer industrial-grade tablets with Android-based device software for the retail, industrial and business sectors, as well as our “Digital Houseboard” product for the real estate industry.

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