German engineers turned entrepreneurs Christian Deilmann and Johannes Schwarz felt compelled to found tado° GmbH in 2011 for one main reason – because heating and cooling systems in one billion buildings around the globe consume roughly one-third of the world’s energy. With the help of CEO Toon Bouten, the duo are fixing this problem, tackling climate change, and reducing energy costs for everyone.
Today, Munich-based tado° develops technology, services, and products to efficiently control and manage energy use at home. Its designs are simple, elegant, and intuitive. The company also offers sophisticated solutions for large utilities, including software services for energy and insulation management. Driving Deilmann and Schwarz’s green revolution is CEO Toon Bouten, a Dutchman with huge experience in tech.
“Heating and cooling drive energy consumption, much more than cars and airplanes, and this usage is spiking, with another 500 million homes set to be heated or cooled in the next decade,” he says. “tado° wants to save energy and halt global warming.” Before taking up his current role in 2017, Toon was the president, CEO, and co-founder of Jobline, a company which he eventually sold to global employment big hitter Monster. He says his mission today is to “make tado° grow incredibly quickly.” So far, he’s doing a pretty good job.
To optimise energy consumption tado° has overhauled old-fashioned climate control technology by developing innovative hardware, services, and apps for heating and air conditioning at home. The company’s products are 100% designed in its Munich headquarters, the hub for product development, marketing, sales, and support. From there these products, apps, and services are delivered to their customers via globally operating sales channels.