An interview with Marcel Vettermann

Interview Marcel Vettermann

The person who is the mastermind at GETT.PROJECTS – working with his team of developers and project managers.

Marcel, please describe in your own words what GETT.PROJECTS really involves – and briefly!

You can think of GETT.PROJECTS as a modular system – and customers can individually choose which modules are suitable for them. The six modules represent the different stages of value creation that play a role in product development.

“We view the development process as a journey. Our customers set the destination and we are their tour guides.”

We support the complete product life cycle – very traditionally ranging from the idea to production and delivery and even beyond that…

Some customers have an idea that still needs to be developed; other customers already have a complete list of specifications in their drawer and are just looking for a reliable partner who will support them in its implementation. We are as flexible as our customers’ individual needs.

Where are the products, which we develop or manufacture, used?

We create and complete individual operating solutions at the human-machine interface. People often typically talk about “HMI products” or “HMI development” in this context. HMI stands for human-machine interface. We want to develop HMI even further.

“A human-machine relationship develops from a human-machine interface.”

It is our goal to create intelligent and intuitive human-machine relationships. Our customers should enjoy operating their devices and experience value added. They should be able to concentrate on what is essential and tangibly notice that less effort is required. The machine then becomes what you might call a “useful colleague.” New technologies like gesture and voice controls help here.

Which technology trends are you noticing and what role does GETT play in all of them?

Design or touch technologies  now play an important role, even in industrial settings. Even ten years ago, the core function of a machine or a device was the major factor. Operating it was always a secondary element that you automatically had to consider in the product development process.

Interview Marcel Vettermann

The tide has now turned. Products or operating units have to have a high-value appearance now. Operations elegantly take place using touch and the demand for multi-touch systems is particularly high. In conjunction with this, the GUI (Graphic User Interface) is now more important than ever. Old technologies like membrane keyboards are increasingly being replaced by modern technologies.

“The significance of operating a unit is attracting more attention than ever before. The front end has become the machine’s business card.”

The operating front end determines whether a machine can be used intuitively, logically and efficiently anywhere in the world. “Simple” operations represent competence and automatically increase the value of the unit.

What do you think distinguishes us from our competitors or what are our core areas of expertise?

What distinguishes us is our extensive technology expertise as well as diverse development and production skills .

Thanks to this variety, we are able to draw up individual quotations and technical concepts in different price classes – tailored to our customers’ needs.

Which sectors do we serve?

Mainly plant construction, apparatus and mechanical engineering.

The spectrum ranges from measurement instruments to laboratory devices and even safety technology.

“Data input is happening everywhere!”

Please finally tell us about the individual stages in a typical project at GETT.

What can our customers expect?


Before both sides ideally “come together” at a later stage, detailed initial consulting firstly takes place free of charge. This involves analyzing needs and our project managers do this with the customer.

Analysis is the crucial element that determines the ongoing course of the project. We want to understand what the customer needs so that we can advise it in the best possible way. What our customers request is not always what they really need.

Module II: GETT.LAB.

This is the place where our developers work and the technological concept is created; this is later sent to the customer together with a quotation and a roadmap.

If requested, we involve the customer in the planning process. The customer also determines the degree of cooperation and the reporting frequency here. Thanks to professional project management software, we can make available same-day updates or identify possible elements that might disturb the project at an early stage.

Once the project has started, our customer receives a prototype, which we complete in-house by using our 3D printing technology.

“We act in a transparent and reliable way during the complete course of the project.”


The customer decides where to have its final item produced (series production). The GETT Group has two production sites – one in Germany and one in China.


The customer can also freely select the sources. If requested, we can disclose our chain of suppliers and enable visits to or audits of suppliers at any time. We have a global network of experts of audited GETT technology partners.


Quality is our top priority. Our customers’ products, which have been in service for many years, are the clear evidence of this. Our error quota is very low – and this can be verified. The product quality is clearly defined using specific product features when the project starts.


This involves our all-inclusive carefree package, which we offer our customers. Among other things, we manage any discontinuation of components and continually conduct cost optimization measures in the product production process.

Marcel Vettermann


If you would like to discover more about Marcel Vettermann, you will find an informative interview with him in the #WEAREGETT series here.


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