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IGEL TECHNOLOGY

OUR STORY

In an industry where tech companies barely survive 5 years, IGEL is the remarkable exception.

How this small upstart German hardware company evolved over 20 years to become a leading innovator of software for cloud workspaces is an astonishing success story no one could have predicted.

“Make the impossible possible,” are the words IGEL’s founding father Heiko Gloge has used to drive himself and his company ever forward. Now, this unique tale of ingenuity and persistence has been captured in the just released film, BELIEVE: The Story of IGEL Technology

IGEL Milestones

HEIKO GLOGE JOINS MELCHERS

1988

HEIKO GLOGE JOINS MELCHERS

With more than 200 years’ experience as a global trading company, C Melchers GmbH provides a wide range of services in a diverse set of markets with special emphasis on Asia.

HEIKO GLOGE CREATES NETCOM

1991

HEIKO GLOGE CREATES NETCOM

As a first for Melchers, Heiko establishes within the company a value-added tech reseller

Netcom becomes master distributor in Germany for IGEL 0.0

1998

Netcom becomes master distributor in Germany for IGEL 0.0

The original IGEL existed as a publicly-traded German hardware manufacturer based in Augsburg. Their products are represented across Germany by Netcom as the Master Distributor.

IGEL 1.0 Formed

2001

IGEL 1.0 Formed

After the original IGEL files bankruptcy, Heiko re-invents IGEL with a core group of Augsburg-based developers, manufacturing Linux thin client hardware and headquartered in Bremen.

IGEL #1 in Germany

2006

IGEL #1 in Germany

Surpassing Compaq, HP and Dell, IGEL becomes the #1 thin client supplier in Germany a position they’ve held to this day.

Universal Desktop Converter

2011

Universal Desktop Converter

Listening to customers, IGEL launches its first ever software conversion product enabling IGEL OS to power a potential billion x86 endpoints

IGEL SAN FRANCISCO

2016

IGEL SAN FRANCISCO

As North American CEO and Global CMO, Jed Ayres establishes IGEL’s USA Headquarters in San Francisco and begins the aggressive transformation and expansion of IGEL software business.

Microsoft WVD

2019

Microsoft WVD

In November of 2019, at Microsoft Ignite, Scott Manchester invites Co-CEO Jed Ayres to the stage, designating IGEL as a key partner for their Windows Virtual Desktop platform.

IGEL 2.0

2020

IGEL 2.0

Jed Ayres elevated to Global CEO

Our Vision

IGEL plays a vital role in the evolution and future of work where people can best match their work-style with their individual lifestyle.

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