Switzerland-Russia connection: Martin Plüss, CEO Gilgen Door Systems and Alexander Konviz, Managing Director GDS Vostok
Gilgen Doors Systems AG participate in GDS Vostok AG Zurich with effect from 1 March 2021, making it its largest shareholder. GDS Vostok AG Zurich is the parent company of the Russian subsidiary OOO GDS Vostok, based in Moscow. The Russian company has branches in St. Petersburg, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg, employs above 50 people and is Top3 in the automatic door sector.
Martin Plüss, CEO of Gilgen: "We have a close relationship with GDS Vostok and appreciate the company as a reliable and valuable distributor and turn-key door manufacturer. With the acquisition of the shares, our collaboration takes on a new dimension and I see this agreement as a promising prospect for a joint future in this growing market."
Thanks to profound technology and market knowledge, GDS Vostok offers reliable solutions with high standards of durability and customer service as well as an efficient supply chain, resulting in rapid growth. “The production capacity together with the well-established supply chain are the key success factors in the today industry of automatic doors. Gilgen’s participation in the capital of GDS Vostok opens a door to the premier-league of the industry by making it possible to produce 700-800 doors monthly together with investments into the installation and after-sales support capacity from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Together with Gilgen, we will invest into a unique offering for our customers”, says Alexander Konviz, the MD of GDS Vostok.