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Belgian Design meets Quality made in Germany

Together with quality and innovation for KNX building automation: On the 1st of June, the German KNX manufacturer MDT technologies takes over the Belgian premium switch designer & manufacturer TENSE.

For 15 years, MDT develops and produces KNX products in Engelskirchen (near Cologne) in Germany. Thousands of products leave the plant every day, more than 150 employees at the premises develop and manufacture the KNX components in various production levels. With a variance of 400 KNX products, MDT offers one of the most comprehensive KNX product ranges on the market. The company's latest highlight is the Glass Touch Smart, up to 64 functions can be controlled via this innovative push-button in the smart building. MDT consistently focuses on a large number of intelligent functions in its products, which always offer users significant added value.

Since 10 years, TENSE stands for highest quality, handmade switches and control products for building automation. Premium finishes, made of metal, stone, corian or wood characterise the KNX products from TENSE. The frameless slim design of the TENSE touch button switches, the smallest motion detector in the world including temperature and lux within a sensor area of 18 mm, and the retro design series Velocity and Serenity are designer pieces. Numerous design awards, like the Design Plus Award 2023, characterise the TENSE premium products for their functionality and elegance. 

Both brands are united by an unconditional demand for quality and the clear focus on customer needs. TENSE company founder Joen Adriaen: “I was immediately convinced by MDTs love for technic and the dedicated team. MDT will strengthen the growth opportunities of the TENSE brand world-wide.” And MDT CEO Roger Karner complements: “With TENSE, we extend our varied portfolio with premium sensors in an extraordinary design. Now we can offer our customers next to innovative technic also premium sensors. I´m also very happy, that Joen Adriaen and his team will become part of the MDT family.” TENSE will benefit from the MDT development, production and back-office capabilities & capacities and it anchors the long-term future of the TENSE brand within the luxury smart home market. As a part of the MDT group, TENSE will continue to stand for outstanding Belgian design and innovative KNX technology in the future.

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