gfu Consumer & Home Electronics

Eleven leading consumer electronics companies founded the gfu in 1973. The name of the organization at that time was also its goal: The Society for the Promotion of Consumer Electronics in Germany. Since then, many companies in the home appliance industry have become gfu’s partners, reflecting the changes in the industry. This also prompted the company name to change to gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH.

Tasks and vision

gfu’s tasks

Founded in 1973 as the Society for the Promotion of Consumer Electronics in Germany, gfu organizes the IFA and operates under the name of gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH. Many leading brands in the consumer electronics and home appliance industries have partnered with gfu. Our goal is to organize trade fairs and provide information about the trends and developments in the industry. To this end, gfu regularly commissions and publishes studies, conducts market research, and publishes press releases.

gfu’s vision

The success of the IFA, the result of our consistent work towards gfu’s goals, is an excellent basis for the sustainable success of industry and trade. Consistently developing IFA further is and will remain an important task as gfu offers the industries an ideal international platform. gfu will continue to pursue this goal in close cooperation with our long-standing partner, Messe Berlin, using the proven successful formula of the IFA. Additionally, gfu continues to positively contribute to industry developments.

Stay informed!

gfu regularly sends out press releases and news covering industry topics. Celebrations, trends and new technologies, data, facts and figures – everything you want to know about developments in the consumer and home electronics industry. Would you like to stay up to date? Register for our newsletter and we will send you the latest information regularly by email. If you have any other enquiries, we would be happy to answer your questions by email or telephone.