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What innovation means to us

dormakaba is aiming to become a leader in innovation by creating superior customer value. To reach this aim, innovative ideas need courage and competence – across the whole company, departments, and people. With our video series "Innovation Stories" we portray colleagues and experts from all over the world who are committed to working on new products and solutions and thus play a decisive role for the innovative strength of dormakaba.

Innovation at dormakaba digital in Montréal (CA)

For the first two stories, we visited colleagues in Montréal (CA), who are part of dormakaba's new organizational unit "dormakaba digital". They are experts in the field of digital transformation and are working on the development of digital products and services based on open platforms and ecosystems.

Innovation at the dormakaba headquarters in Zurich (CH)

The second station takes us to our headquarters in Switzerland, where our CTO Andreas Häberli explains what innovation means to him. In addition, we learn why innovation for dormakaba is not only focused on digital concepts but also involves the continued development of mechanical products.

Expert talk: Design Thinking

In the third part of our trip, we met Andreas Peter and talked to him about Design Thinking. Andreas is Professor of Corporate Innovation Management at the FHS St.Gallen (Switzerland). 

"We ask ourselves about the true customer benefit."
Andreas Peter

We aim to be leading innovators

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.

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