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

Contact



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


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 accordance with national and international guidelines.

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

  • For this purpose, full-size mock-ups are built for testing all quality requirements regarding design and performance under realistic conditions.

    For this purpose, full-size mock-ups are built for testing all quality requirements regarding design and performance under realistic conditions.

  • Depending on local conditions, seele also conducts specific tests, for example for Pérez Art Museum in Miami, USA. Flying fragments caused by a hurricane are simulated by firing at the test object.

    Depending on local conditions, seele also conducts specific tests, for example for Pérez Art Museum in Miami, USA. Flying fragments caused by a hurricane are simulated by firing at the test object.

  • Lighting test for the Institute of Peace in Washington, USA, on seele’s testing area.

    Lighting test for the Institute of Peace in Washington, USA, on seele’s testing area.

  • Quality assessment via pendulum impact test on a façade element with SCF-technology.

    Quality assessment via pendulum impact test on a façade element with SCF-technology.

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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.

  • Semi-automatic production ensures outstanding precision and quality at the same time as cost effectiveness, plus a high degree of customisation.

    Semi-automatic production ensures outstanding precision and quality at the same time as cost effectiveness, plus a high degree of customisation.

  • seele makes full use of advanced production technologies for better efficiency and maxi-mum precision – also during assembly.

    seele makes full use of advanced production technologies for better efficiency and maximum precision – also during assembly.

  • The spacious and very well-equipped production area provides space for large elements and high quantities.

    The spacious and very well-equipped production area provides space for large elements and high quantities.

  • The end-to-end quality assessment also monitors the manufacturing process.

    The end-to-end quality assessment also monitors the manufacturing process.

  • Individual projects need individual logistics: our unique elements leave the plant to an exact schedule, precisely labelled and optimally packed.

    Individual projects need individual logistics: our unique elements leave the plant to an exact schedule, precisely labelled and optimally packed.

  • In the machining department, high-precision aluminium frames are manufactured via CNC-programmed machines. For this purpose, the necessary data is retrieved directly from the design databank.

    In the machining department, high-precision aluminium frames are manufactured via CNC-programmed machines. For this purpose, the necessary data is retrieved directly from the design databank.

  • Tandem operation of two press brakes means sheet metal up to 8m in length can be processed in manufacturing.

    Tandem operation of two press brakes means sheet metal up to 8m in length can be processed in manufacturing.

  • The use of the very latest punching and laser tools ensures outstanding quality.

    The use of the very latest punching and laser tools ensures outstanding quality.

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

    seele's own sheet metal stockroom ensures a ready supply of materials and keeps production times short.

  • Components up to 15m in length are sand-blasted or painted to achieve their individual surface quality.

    Components up to 15m in length are sand-blasted or painted to achieve their individual surface quality.

  • Large capacities: 20 stations equipped with welding robots and/or for stud welding.

    Large capacities: 20 stations equipped with welding robots and/or for stud welding.

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