funktel GmbH & funktel International GmbH

Company History

Communication and Security

With its head office in Salzgitter, funktel GmbH is a leading manufacturer of professional security and communication solutions based on DECT and TETRA for industry, public utilities and authorities.

We are specialists in personal emergency signaling systems with mature know-how in developing and producing intrinsically safe devices that also satisfy the directives of the Employer's Liability Insurance Association (of Germany).

funktel GmbH is one of the largest manufacturers of DECT and TETRA handsets for use in industrial and security environments. The production facility located in Salzgitter, Germany manufacture the mobile handsets and personal emergency signal systems on premises - Quality Made in Germany


Foundation of Funktel International GmbH to offer international Sales outside Germany/Switzerland/Austria.


On 01.12.2015 Funkwerk S.C. from the group of Funkwerk AG to funktel GmbH. The Funkwerk Electronic Services GmbH and Funkwerk Engineering GmbH business units are now also operating under the common brand of funktel.


On December 1, 2008, FEC's "Messaging Business Unit" was spun off to Funkwerk Security Communications GmbH, based in Salzgitter. The new company focused more on personal and building security based on TETRA, DECT and GSM technologies.


In 2006, Funktel GmbH merged with its sister company Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH. In this company, the former Funktel was the "Business Center Messaging".


FUNKTEL GmbH was founded in the fall of 2001 from the "Mobile Security Communications" division of Tenovis, whose innovative radio-based applications continue to be successfully marketed.


The MSC (Mobile Security Communications) division of Tenovis was in existence from 2000 to 2001 and was formed by Bosch Telecom.


In 1990, the company was acquired by the Bosch Group, headquartered in Stuttgart. This constellation lasted 10 years.


A spin-off of parts of AEG in 1983 led to the founding of ANT Nachrichtentechnik (communications engineering). This company existed until 1990 and focussed on the field of long-distance traffic and cable technology.


The origin of the company history forms the AEG, under whose roof the business was led from 1964 to 1983.