digades and dguard - our story
digades GmbH was founded in 1991 by seven partners. From an owner-operated family business developing and manufacturing high-value vehicle electronics for the international automobile industry in-house, we have since grown to approximately 190 employees in Zittau and Dresden (Saxony) and Nordhausen (Thuringia). Together, we strive to inspire people with quality, to be reliable for all of our partners, and to be accountable. Backed by this motivation, we have developed dguard, the intelligent emergency call system for motorcycles.
dguard – your life. your bike.
Our digades team has many inspired motorcyclists who, when the eCall obligation for cars was introduced, asked why this obligation could not be transferred to motorcycles, as well: After all, motorcycles are a risk group in road traffic. In the event of a crash, they often must rely on help from other drivers to summon an ambulance. This gave birth to the “eCall for motorcyclists” product idea.
Our goal was to bring an intelligent emergency call system to market which would significantly shorten the response chain and thus save lives. We came to an agreement on the name very quickly. Even before giving it a name we knew: We were developing a guard for motorcyclists. We also wanted digades, our company, to be reflected in the name. We created it using the first “d” and our radio wave.
Our brand was born: dguard - your life. your bike. Developed and manufactured by digades.
2017: Awarded with the German Mobility Prize
In June 2017, our motorcycle eCall system dguard was awarded the German Mobility Prize from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the “Germany - Land of Ideas” Initiative. Our Managing Directors, Lutz and Sascha Berger, are proud of being given this award. “As a passionate motorcyclist I am aware of the special dangers and risks that bikers are exposed to, even through no fault of our own”, says Lutz Berger. “The fact that the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure values our efforts is great honour for us”. With this award, we also hope that political decision-makers at the EU level will introduce an appropriate Call directive for motorcycles as quickly as possible”.
digades: Top electronics Made in Germany
At digades, we are proud of our innovative capabilities and our inventive spirit. Combining this with a craftsman’s attention to detail, we develop high-quality top electronics and are market leaders in the area of radio remote control systems for parking heaters in passenger vehicles. We have been producing electronic solutions for automobiles, motorcycles, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany for over 25 years. Partnership and innovation - these terms are at the very heart of what we do. From the idea, to the product that’s ready for series manufacture, we have taken on projects for numerous well-known European manufacturers and have also been making our own products - dfreeeze (Verlinkung zur dfreeeze-Website) - an app-controlled parking heater system - since 2013.