our Management report

review of 2022

An eventful year lies behind us in which GFT made its way despite adverse circumstances. From growing success in Austria and the Netherlands to the celebrations of our 50th anniversary: there is much to report.


GFT expands to the Netherlands.

GFT continues to grow: Otto Stöckl Elektroinstallation GmbH, Vienna/Austria, SAR Anlagenbau GmbH, Hausmenig/Austria and Z+K Services, Cottbus, become members of GFT.


It is war in Europe. On the night of 24th of February 2022 Russia invades Ukraine.


GFTWAWI activated on 1st of March 2022 - ERP integration enables digital order processing across the entire document chain. GFT is now fully integrated with the esoffice ERP system from es2000 via the GFTWAWI eProcurement interface and thus enables digital order processing across the entire document chain. With GFTWAWI, the procurement process of drop shipment materials can be simplified. Third-party systems can also be connected via the open interface of GFTWAWI.

Keider Elektro GmbH, Mistelbach/Austria, and Lectro Sicherheitssysteme GmbH, Fellbach, become members of the GFT group of companies.


From 28th up to 29th of April 2022 over 150 top decision-makers from the ICT system house industry will meet in Münster. Münster - that stands for history with a future, for a cultural stronghold and bicycle paradise, for a bishop's seat and student city. GFT and VAF invite their member companies to the joint spring conference at the Atlantic Hotel Münster.


GFT takes on sponsorship for a student cooperative at the "Freie Aktive Schule (FASW)" in Wülfrath. GFT signs cooperation agreement to found the first student cooperative at the Freie Aktive Schule in Wülfrath. In a student cooperative, students set up a student company within the protected framework of their school, which is oriented towards the legal form of the cooperative.



Birger Thoralf Aasland will become a member of the Executive Board of GFT. He will assume his duties in the new management function as Executive Board member for Market and Distributions as of 1st of October 2022. After 21 years Rudolf H. Saken will end his work as CEO on 30th of September 2022.

ALE meets with 48 GFT members on key topics, including Rainbow Hub & Rainbow Office, Open Touch and product changes.


The first two Dutch companies to join the GFT as members are kwebbl International B.V., Amsterdam, and Geuzenet B.V., Hoofddorp.

GFT adds the area of "Photovoltaic | New Energy" to its portfolio as its 5th business division. GFT will list suitable suppliers in coordination with the members in Austria and Germany. The first supplier to be listed is Energy 3000 solar GmbH, Müllendorf/Austria.


Telefon & Telekommunikation Handel Ges.m.b.h., Vienna/Austria, is the first ICT company to join the GFT group in Austria.

At the end of September GFT celebrated "50 years of GFT" at its Autumn Conference in Berlin. Around 200 guests, including members, partners, suppliers and employees, attended the event at the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin on 29th of September 2022.