In 2021 Interphone is celebrating 60 years since being founded by Solly Steinbock and Robert Cramer, two refugees that arrived in the UK as teenagers during the 1930s and became close friends. Both had a background within the telecoms sector – Robert’s family had run a company renting office telephone equipment to large corporations in the 1920s, while Solly had set-up his own telephone manufacturing business in the 1950s. They used their combined experience to create a door entry business that installed audio systems into apartment buildings, offering one of the first rental solutions in the commercial residential sector.
Since the mid-1980s, Interphone has been expanding its proposition to cover door entry, access control, CCTV, TV distribution and automated gates, and more recently, the company has become a systems integrator, always taking advantage of new opportunities in the marketplace. In particular, the arrival of IP, smartphones and wireless connectivity have all altered how things are done and Interphone has continued to adapt to keep pace with technological innovation.
“We are delighted to be celebrating such an amazing anniversary, which is great recognition of so many people’s contribution over the past 60 years,” explains Julian Synett, CEO of Interphone. “We are proud of the dedication and teamwork of every member of staff, as well as valued partners and customers, which has made our continued success possible. We look forward marking the occasion with many of them over the coming months.”