CEDES' history as "The Sensor Pioneers"


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Our Values

Exploration

Our real-world experience and expertise do not stop us from continuing to explore possibilities others have not considered. We value curiosity, openness to new challenges, and never becoming complacent.

Collaboration

We are a team of passionate people who love collaborative problem-solving and the open exchange of ideas. We nurture trusting relationships with our partners and customers. Together, we act to anticipate and address future challenges.

Reliability

We rely on each other, just as our customers and partners rely on us. We always strive to turn our visions into solutions that perform in the real world, refusing to compromise our high standards of quality and reliability. 

CEDES' history

The CEDES story

CEDES has been developing innovative solutions since 1986 for safety and information systems, automation, monitoring, industrial computers and controls. Beginning life as a two-person start-up in a kitchen, CEDES now employs around 400 people worldwide as a global leader in optical sensors utilizing active infrared technology and image processing.

From those humble beginnings, it took the company less than a decade to become a global leader in elevator sensor technology. We developed the first commercial light curtain in 1991, which has become the industry standard. Then our slot-type light barriers revolutionized elevator positioning and our latest hoistway communications solutions are doing the same for the 21st century.
We have taken that same pioneering spirit and expanded into the entrance automation markets to provide ultra-reliable comfort and safety sensor solutions for pedestrian, industrial and residential doors as well as for transportation & people-flow, warehouse management and automated windows.

Management Team - CEDES Group

Patrick

Bass

Chief Executive Officer

Katarina

Ziemeckendorf

Chief Financial Officer

Rudolf

Jörg

Chief Operating Officer

Sascha

Frömming

Chief Technology Officer

Jan

Giger

President, Business Unit Elevator & Escalator / President, APAC

Bernd

Kagerer

President, Business Unit Entrance Automation

Daan

Smans

President IoT Business Development

Alexander

Lenherr

Chief Digital Officer

Steven

Freedman

Chief Revenue Officer / President, Americas

Andreas

Hunziker

President EMEA Sales / Order Processes

Reto

Maron

Head of Human Resources

Christian-Erik

Thöny

President of the Board, Member of the Advisory Board and Consultant for special projects

Subsidiaries

Chris

Psotka

Managing Director, CEDES Corporation of America

Xiao Feng (Jason)

Zheng

Managing Director, CEDES China

C.H.

Keay

Managing Director, CEDES Pte Ltd, Asia Pacific

Hiroyuki

Takayanagi

General Manager, CEDES Japan K.K.

Tudor

Avram

Managing Director, CEDES Hermannstadt SRL (Romania)

Patrick

Gurt

Managing Director, CEDES Changshu Sensor Co.

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