Main headquarter of façade constructor seele GmbH with its own production of unitised façades, steel glass constructions and structural glass in Gersthofen, Germany

seele GmbH

seele GmbH – premium german façade contractor

seele GmbH, founded in 1984 and based in Gersthofen near Munich, is the origin of the seele group of companies with global operations. Some 500 specialised employees (150 in the design department alone) turn the ideas of celebrated architects into technically advanced, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing high-tech façades. When it comes to maximum individuality and exceptional designs for building envelopes, seele GmbH stands apart from every other façade contractor. The company has international accreditation and is part of the seele network with subsidiaries in London, Strasbourg, New YorkToronto and Hong Kong.

28,625sqm production department  > 590 successful façade projects  > 70 Apple Stores completed 721 trainees in 30 years

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Nelli Diller

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Hafner
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  • Andreas Hafner 
  • Managing Director 
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  • Tel: +49 821 2494 - 418

Michael Seele

Siegfried Brablik

Pioneer in façade construction of the innovative kind

Clients who want complete façade construction solutions from one supplier, including consulting, site management, project management, engineering, fabrication, logistics and installation, choose seele GmbH, the innovative façade contractor in Germany. Further services include the company’s own R&D unit, which works on new types of highly specialised façade solutions for construction projects all over the world. seele GmbH can provide expertise in the following types of façade construction:

  • seele GmbH has its own test centre for proving new types of façade. Loading and performance tests for rain, wind, solar gains and thermal insulation, e.g. thermal cycling tests, are supplemented by special tests for hurricane resistance under realistic conditions. Engineering input and façade designs are tested on full-size mock-ups according to international guidelines and test scenarios developed by seele itself. Individual approval by the building authorities is necessary for virtually every building skin. Motivated by ambition and a passion for solving the apparently impossible, seele explores new ways of building the architecture of the future.

  • seele conducts façade tests in line with national and international guidelines, including classification and robustness tests for overhead glazing and thermal cy-cling tests.

    seele conducts façade tests in line with national and international guidelines, including classification and robustness tests for overhead glazing and thermal cycling tests.

  • Extreme testing by seele for imperviousness and wind deformations under dynamic pressure using an aircraft engine and hurricane simulation up to wind force 11.

    Extreme testing for imperviousness and wind deformations under dynamic pressure using an aircraft engine and hurricane simulation up to wind force 11.

  • Quality testing by seele for resistance to projectiles. Other tests include static loading, pendulum impact and Charpy impact tests and testing in temperature-controlled chambers.

    Quality testing for resistance to projectiles. Other tests include static loading, pendulum impact and Charpy impact tests and testing in temperature-controlled chambers.

  • seele installs full-size mock-ups, which are built for testing all quality demands under realistic conditions.

    Full-size mock-ups are built for testing all quality demands under realistic conditions.

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Unitised façades and steel glass designs

The seele GmbH portfolio includes custom designs for prefabricated units with, for example, complex geometries, large formats, high-quality materials or in the form of integrative façades. To do this, seele, as a premium façade contractor in Germany, makes use of digital production processes as standard. A parameter-based approach enables broad optimisation of geometries, resulting in substantial improvements to the economics of a design and the associated production workflows. It is also possible to build any free-form concepts. All the highly complex nodes needed for steel glass designs are fabricated with superior quality on multi-axial machining centres. At seele, fabrication of these challenging connection details is closely coordinated with logistics and construction to guarantee efficient workflows on site despite the many variations and large batches.

  • seele ensures outstanding precision, quality and economics plus a high degree of customisation with the help of semi-automatic production.

    Semi-automatic production ensures outstanding precision, quality and economics plus a high degree of customisation.

  • seele’s clean room for assembly work, e.g. elements for SCF or CCF façades, is under clinical cleanliness conditions,. This protects against fine particles of dust or dirt in the production process.

    A clean room is available for assembly work under clinical cleanliness conditions, e.g. elements for SCF or CCF façades. This protects against fine particles of dust and other contamination in the production process.

  • seele makes full use of advanced production technologies for better efficiency and maximum precision.

    seele makes full use of advanced production technologies for better efficiency and maximum precision.

  • Digitalisation allows seele to produce unitised façades especially economically.

    Digitalisation allows seele to produce unitised façades especially economically.

  • Highly accurate laser cutting by seele of steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

    Highly accurate laser cutting of steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

  • With the use of the very latest punching and laser tools seele guarantees superior quality.

    The use of the very latest punching and laser tools guarantees superior quality.

  • Punching and cutting is carried out on seele’s own CNC punching machines, but punching is also performed manually.

    Punching and cutting is carried out on seele’s own CNC punching machines, but punching is also performed manually.

  • Components up to 15m long being given their final coating in seele’s painting shop.

    Components up to 15m long being given their final coating in the painting shop.

  • Surface treatment of façade elements in seele’s sand-blasting shop.

    Surface treatment of façade elements in the sand-blasting shop.

  • seele holds large capacities: 20 stations with welding robots and for welding headed studs.

    Large capacities: 20 stations with welding robots and for welding headed studs.

  • seele’s own sheet metal store guarantees supplies and keeps production times short.

    seele’s own sheet metal store guarantees supplies and keeps production times short.

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