Espresso Magazine - Review 40 Years CGS

The espresso magazine (issue - October 2016) wrote a little review about our 40 Years CGS anniversary.
We say THANK YOU and hope you enjoy reading the article.


Double reason to celebrate

40 years of CGS company - Golden Master Craftman's Certificate for Alfons Geyer

There has to be a really important reason to spend 100 days setting up a spectacular hall for an event! In fact, when it comes to CGS there were two reasons. The company has been in existence for 40 years now, and company founder Alfons Geyer was awarded with the Golden Master Craftsman’s Certificate. 580 guests joined in the celebrations.
The company, which was founded in 1976 by Rosa Krieglmeyer and Alfons Geyer, is now a global enterprise, with more than 150 employees and contractual partners based throughout Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and China. CGS specialises in the construction of analysis systems for the measurement and analysis of gases. As well as individual components, the group of companies also offers complete analysis systems, ranging from basic planning through to turnkey systems. In 2005 the company was included in the UN Central Register, and is therefore able to deliver globally with no restrictions. The company’s international character was also evident at the celebration to mark its 40th anniversary; Denkendorf welcomed delegations from Thailand and Canada, and congratulations were received from as far away as Japan. The whole world was also represented in a culinary sense, since specialities from Bavaria, the Mediterranean region, Asia and America/Australia were all served at the festival hall.

Golden Master Craftman's Certificate for a true inventor

Alfons Geyer began his career by training as a traditional construction electrician. This was followed by a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical School in the city of Ingolstadt. Alfons Geyer subsequently qualified as a master craftsman. He then fulfilled his dream of “becoming his own boss”, stressed Peter Appel, Master of the Electricians’ Guild, in his speech. From starting out in the laundry room of his parents’ house in his home village of Denkendorf in Bavaria, to establishing this international SME, Alfons Geyer and his CGS team have taken German quality craftsmanship all over the world. Appel pointed out that with courage and diligence, as the saying goes, a trade in hand can indeed find gold in every land. The company now also comprises a Department of Lighting and Sound Technology, which was set up by Christian Geyer, and Elektro Haag GmbH, which is managed by Michaela Hoffart-Geyer.

Donations instead of gifts

Celebrate one’s own success while remembering those who are less fortunate. Keeping this motto in mind, the guests were asked to make donations rather than give gifts. The visitors raised an incredible 10,000 euros for the Auhof workshops for the disabled, while a further 850 euros were contributed by the CGS staff.