The history of our company

Black and white portrait of a man


deister electornic was found in Barsinghausen near Hannover. Straight after finishing his diploma in IT, Anatoli Stobbe founded the company and started the adventure. 

1980 - 85
Butterfly sitting on dateLog product

The first steps

After a few years of selling R&D services to other company, deister starts selling its first own solution: an electronic Guard Tour system, which rapidly became the market leader and the number 1 solution for most guarding companies.

old deister electronic building

More growth, more capacity

After several successful years the team has grown a lot. A new, bigger building is needed that offers more space, also for the future. deister stays is in Barsinghausen, but moves to a new address: Steinradweg 3.

deister electronic builing in the USA

Worldwide expansion

The first international subsidiaries are founded in USA, Canada, UK and France. These new offices created the foundation for the international sales and service infrastructure. In the coming years the international business will grow even more.


Innovation leads the way into the future

deister electronic develops the first read/write RFID transponder. This RFID chip cannot only be read, but new data can be written onto it – the basis for today’s RFID technology.

proxEntry card is held in front of a reader

RFID becomes the core technology

As a second pillar next to the guard tour system deister electronic starts to produce and sell RFID Access Control readers, which up until today is a core business for deister.

deister electronic HQ from above

New room for new ideas

The existing office reached ist limits in capacity. The company moves to a new location, Hermann-Bahlsen-Strasse 11-13, where a new building was build that offers more space and room for the production, sales and R&D departments.

proxStop immobiliser

The product portfolio expands

RFID is finding more and more new applications and is increasingly arousing interest in a wide range of markets. Among other things, a chip for car immobilisers is developed for the automotive industry.

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RFID in pigeon racing

RFID is also used in pigeon racing to identify the animals. We are the market leader in this segment.

TSU 200 at a barrier entrance

RFID for vehicle identification

Long-range identification with RFID can identify transponders over a longer distance of several metres. In this way, vehicles in access control, products and pallets in logistics can be identified.


RFID gains reach

As a co-partner of Intel, deister electronic develops a reader chip for long-range identification, which is used in typical supply chain applications in retail and industrial automation.

Textile transponder through which water flows

Textile circuits

deister electronic invents the first textile transponder, that can be washed and can be integrated into clothing and other textile/flexible products such as floor mats or lifejackets.

Key removal at the key cabinet

From electronics to mechatronics

Introduction of the electronic key lockers "proxSafe", which can be used to manage door keys, car keys and other items.

Singaporean employees in front of trade fair stand

Expansion to the far east

More subsidiaries are founded in Japan and Singapore to supply the local market demand. Especially because of the well-known Germany quality and innovative ideas many Asian customers decide to buy deister products.

Card is held in front of locking system

Digital locks

Following the success of proxSafe, another mechatronic solution "doorLoxx", a digital locking system consisting of digital cylinders and locks, is launched.

Commander Connect on computer screen

Security gets connected

The different systems the portfolio are getting more and more integrated. The software Commander Connect starts to play a central and very important role, because it connects all systems – the start of Connected Systems..


Junior and Senior Chef stand next to each other

The second generation

Nicolas Stobbe, the second generation in the family business, joins the company and focusses on the growth of the international business. Also mobile devices such as smartphones are further integrated into the portfolio and modern ways of controlling devices are in the focus.

Nurse holding laundry in her hand

Intelligent laundry dispensing

Smart laundry cabinets automate the dispensing and return of workwear. The transponders in the garments are so intelligent that each garment itself knows what it is and how it wants to be treated. With intelligent laundry cabinets, the dispensing and return of workwear is automated. 

Cross-linking pattern

Agile future

Agile ways of working and modern tools are introduced to keep up with the fast-paced world while maintaining high quality standards.

New building USA

Expansion of Deister Electronics USA

Business in North America is growing and opens potential for more. A new building is acquired and offers significantly more space for the growing team, project support and logistics of goods. New product lines are introduced in the USA to expand the business.

Large LED wall in the hall with audience

New event space

For professional events with customers and to hold internal events, we have rebuilt one of the former logistics halls from scratch. State-of-the-art lighting technology, a 5 m wide LED wall, bold sound and powerful ventilation technology now enable modern, safe and professional events. At the same time, the event space serves as a permanent showroom where our customers can experience all products live.

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deister electronic GmbH

Hermann-Bahlsen-Straße 11
30890 Barsinghausen

+49 5105 51601
+49 5105 516 217