More than 70 years and we’re just getting started!

Grundig Intermedia GmbH’s roots lie in the traditional German company, Grundig, which was founded in 1945 and achieved world fame with its radios and televisions. In 2007 Grundig Intermedia GmbH was acquired by Arçelik, the white goods manufacturer of a leading Fortune 200 conglomerate, Koç Holding.

Grundig is one of the world’s leading providers of products in the areas of entertainment electronics, small electrical appliances and major home appliances. By expanding its product portfolio to the white goods sector, the brand became Europe’s only full-range consumer electronics brand in 2013.

The company’s head office is located in Nuremberg and has a current workforce of 140 employees, working in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Industrial Design, Quality and Product Management, Technology and Customer Service. Moreover, there are 1,600 employees working for Grundig in more than 65 countries.

Since 2011, Grundig has been the first official technology partner of the German Football League and in 2013 the brand acquired the naming right for the Nuremberg Stadium.

  • Tubatest tube tester


Grundig started life as a traditional German company, founded in 1945, that achieved early fame with the Grundig radio.

  • Heinzelmann


After the Second World War Germany was in ruins and so were most radios but new production was tightly controlled by the allies. Radio dealer Max Grundig saw an opportunity and built the ‘Heinzelmann’, a Grundig radio without tubes that was not officially a radio.


The Heinzelmann is so successful that a new production site is called for. The first factory halls are established on the site of a former spa bath on the Kurgartenstraße.

  • Weltklang


The currency reform brings about a stable economic situation. The demand for consumer goods is enormous. Grundig makes its first complete radio, the Weltklang. Four tubes and six circuits ensure excellent reception.

  • Grundig Boy


The 150,000th radio is produced. The company continues to grow: an office building and a three-storey production plant are built.

A new product is manufactured: the 186 B/GW. This was the nondescript name for one of the first portable cabinet radios, which is a radio inside a case. One year later the radio, now called Grundig Boy, becomes a hit on the market.

By the mid-50s Grundig was the largest radio manufacturer in Europe with facilities in Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe.

  • Reporter 500 L


The Heinzelmann was a success and Grundig was soon able to open a factory. This was soon followed by the first Grundig TV, developed for the first German television channel launched in 1952. In that same year Grundig developed the first portable tape recorder.

  • Television Receiver 210


Although television is the focus of attention, most TV sets are much too expensive.. The Grundig Television Receiver 210, however, is affordable. Features of the set: a table television with 14-inch screen.

  • 5050W/3 D


The implementation of very short frequency (VHF) radio opens the field for new sound quality and dynamic side speakers create a 3-D sound. The top appliance from this time is the 5050W/3 D with five speakers, eleven AM and FM circuits, which can receive VHF as well as short, medium and long wave.

  • Music Cabinet 7080 W/3 D


During the next decade the portable transistor Grundig radio, portable tape recorders, dictation machines and music players with stereo sound were all exciting new Grundig products at the cutting edge of consumer electronics.


Grundig acquired a majority shareholding in the typewriter manufacturers Triumph and Adler. This led to the creation of the largest tape recorder factory in the world in Bayreuth.

  • Mini-Boy


In 1960 Grundig expanded beyond Germany for the first time, establishing a tape recorder factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1960 also saw the launch of new TV channels and, in response, Grundig TVs were upgraded to receive VHF, as well as the first wireless ultrasound remote control.

In the Audio sector Grundig introduced a modular system with separate components (radio, stereo amplifiers, record player, tape recorder, separate speaker units and even a 3-D sound device). Customers could build their own hi-fi system and incorporate it into their living room design.

  • Radio Receivers HF 1/HF 2


Another new Grundig tape recorder factory opened in Nuremberg-Langwasser in 1962.


Grundig established a second overseas factory in Portugal. By the following year Grundig had sold a total of 16.5 million appliances world-wide.


Saw the introduction of colour television and Grundig responded with a series of exciting products.

Grundig introduced the compact cassette player in 1967 and later a cassette tape player for cars.

  • Tape Recorder CN 222 Stereo


A new Grundig TV factory started production in Rovereto, Italy, followed the next year by a new colour TV factory and a plastics production plant in Nuremberg-Langwasser.

In 1969 Grundig offered its customers Europe's first hi-fi amplifier with built-in equaliser, which became one of the best performers on the market. In the early 70s dramatic improvements were achieved in speaker sound, including quadrophonic playback of stereo channels.

The other major development of these years was home video recorders. Grundig also launched radio alarm clocks with digital rather than analogue display and a new Grundig radio for the car with an automatic station search.

Dramatic improvements were achieved in speaker sound, including quadrophonic playback of stereo channels.


In 1972 Grundig GmbH became a shareholding company, Grundig AG. From this time the Philips electronics company began to gradually accumulate shares in Grundig.

  • Compact System Studio 3000


The second half of the 1970s saw car radio technology advance rapidly. Grundig introduced a stereo system with medium wave and VHF receiver, cassette recorder, electronic station search function and a traffic announcement decoder.

  • Hi-fi Active Speakers 20/30/40 Professional


In 1978 Grundig started production at a new video recorder factory in Nuremberg-Langwasser. Grundig set a new standard for home video recorders with a two-sided cassette that quickly made conventional VCRs obsolete.

  • Cinema 9000


Grundig introduced the first colour television projector in Germany and Grundig radio customers in 1981 could be awakened in the morning by a talking clock radio.

  • Electronic Notebook EN 2


In 1982 the second generation electronic notepad was launched onto the market. 

Forward-looking Grundig continued with its multi-system strategy in the video sector, producing VHS video recorders and a range of appliances and accessories for videotext.


By 1984 Philips had further increased its stake in Grundig and Max Grundig handed over the business management of the company.


In 1985 Grundig's new generation of video recorders had an innovative system for real-time display of the tape position. Grundig also presented a satellite TV receiver for the first time at the International Radio and Television Exhibition.


In 1986 Grundig introduced the first mass-produced colour television with 100 Hertz technology to market. Flickering on large screens was now a thing of the past and screens became much larger. This Grundig TV became a best-seller with long waiting times for delivery.

  • Monolith 70-100 HDQ


In 1988 Grundig contributed to a European research project with the goal of developing a compatible HDTV standard, with a VHS video recorder.

In December of 1989 the company mourned the passing of founder Dr. Max Grundig, who died at the age of 81.


Grundig continued to diversify its product range by entering the telephony equipment market with a cordless telephone in 1991.


In 1993 the Grundig TV had new technology, including a 16:9 picture format for signal transmission, and the latest dust-free, low reflection screens, offering excellent picture definition.

At the same time Grundig introduced the hotel communication system ASIS, which provides guests with service, security, entertainment and information around the clock.

Philips had gained complete economic control of Grundig by 1993.


In 1994 Grundig achieved a global first: a wireless hi-fi combination with infra-red signals.


In 1995 and 1996 Grundig introduced revolutionary new products: from 3-D sound systems to TVs with interactive user guidance, to the smallest satellite receiver in the world. The Planatron Flat Screen TV could be hung on the wall like a picture and used for multimedia applications with outstanding picture and sound quality. Soon after came an internet-accessible Grundig smart TV.


1997/8 saw the end of Philips’ involvement in the company. Grundig pulled out of this partnership because of unsatisfactory performance and a decline in Philips’ global consumer electronics presence.

  • DCR 200 DAB


They made progress in the field of digital dictation machines, with new voice recognition software called VoiceOffice mobil in 1998

  • MP3 player MP 150


At the end of June 2000 the company headquarters moved from Fürth to Nuremberg-Langwasser. Grundig invested over 50 million marks in new buildings and infrastructure at this time.


Grundig recognised the huge potential in MP3 technology at an early stage, becoming one of the market leaders. Grundig strode into the future of multi-media infotainment as it launched more than 40 new products at the World of Consumer Electronics exhibition (IFA) in 2001. Grundig TVs and DVD players set new standards in technology, sophisticated design, interaction and modularity in home cinema entertainment.

Car hi-fi continued to advance and the latest Grundig radio systems, including car navigation and digital radio, were presented at the Geneva Autosalon in 2001.


In April 2003, rapidly increasing production costs, extreme price confusion in the European market, and fierce competition forced Grundig AG to file for insolvency proceedings.

  • Vision 76 designer LCD TV


However, Grundig’s committed employees reached targets far exceeding those set by the administrators. As a result, on May 1st 2004, Grundig Intermedia GmbH opened for business, based in Nuremberg. Following intensive negotiations the Home Intermedia System division of Grundig AG was saved, including the classic Grundig sectors of home entertainment, research and development and service activities.

These years saw Grundig continue to unveil outstanding hi-fi and television products, with state-of-the-art sound, outstanding picture quality, and wireless transmission throughout the house, making Grundig TV viewing an extraordinary experience.

In 2007 Grundig Intermedia GmbH became part of Arçelik A.S., the white goods manufacturer of leading Fortune 200 publically-listed conglomerate, Koç Holding.


Since 2011, Grundig has been the official technology partner of the German Football League and in 2013 the brand acquired the naming rights for the Nuremberg Stadium.


Grundig is now one of the world’s leading producers of entertainment electronics, small electrical appliances and major home appliances. By expanding its product portfolio to the white goods sector in 2013, Grundig became Europe’s only full-range consumer electronics brand.


Grundig has focused on innovation, quality, extending the product range, and new investments. For example, its new HomeWhiz connectivity solution will be launched in 2016, using a smart app to connect with Grundig kitchen and bathroom appliances to make housework easier.