Innovative thinking has been at the heart of our company for more than 150 years. The clearest evidence is our range of smart access and security solutions, which are the foundation of our business. We aim to be leading innovators in our sector.

The merger that created dormakaba has enabled us to provide our customers with a broad and innovative range of products from a single source. To ensure that our customers are always ahead of the competition, we constantly question and review our business, our products, and our processes: What are the current market and technology trends, how are customer requirements changing, and what does digital transformation mean not only for our sector, but more importantly for our company and our employees? Innovation however is a term we do not apply until we are creating added value – for our customers, our business, or our employees.

Innovation = expertise + the courage to break new ground

Innovation needs competence. We have it in the expertise of our employees, who develop access solutions for the buildings of the future. An ongoing exchange of knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration allow us to continuously learn and progress.

Innovation needs courage. We encourage all our employees to develop their own ideas. We are inquisitive and open to new concepts. To find them, we expand our horizons, exploring other sectors and uncharted territories.

Are you interested in further stories about innovation? Then visit our dormakaba Innovation dossier.

Playfully developing the future with our customers

What will innovative access solutions look like in 2025? How will digital transformation influence the security industry? Design Thinking tackles these types of questions – to create new ideas or develop an alternative solution. Design Thinking is not just a process, but rather a mindset, a culture of innovation with the potential to solve problems. The method is classically described as design-oriented process – ideas are illustrated and the first new products are visualized with prototypes.

14 representatives of dormakaba customers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland attended an Innovation Day on May 15, 2018, in St. Gallen (Switzerland) to discuss the question ‘What will an access solution look like in 2025?’  

​​​​​​​Some may have felt themselves transported back to childhood, with Lego Serious Play employed to help them develop creative ideas to illustrate their solutions. With Lego Serious Play, the new approaches are modeled and visualized with Lego bricks - inspiring people to think with their hands. The resulting Lego creation is an important tool to help express the ideas as a story.

Take a look at a few impressions of Innovation Day 2018:

Are you interested in further information about Innovation Day 2018? Or are you interested in taking part in a workshop? Please feel free to contact us: André Lüscher Group Innovation Management T: +41 44 818 9047