Our story

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The future comes with new demands

Throughout our many travels, we have often been puzzled by a rather strange fact: In many modern high-end hotels, simple services such as floor heating, room temperature, or even lighting – still demand the staff’s involvement, if even provided at all.

Instructions like: “please contact staff at the reception to make changes on the temperature,” made us wonder why so many contemporary hotels were still using old fashioned and outdated solutions, compromising the customers’ experience of convenience and privacy?

We believe that hotel guests today have different requirements than before. Intelligent guest rooms that adapt to the guest’s needs will be an expectation rather than a convenient perk. However, if hotels want to build for the future, they can not continue with outdated methods. Building for the future demands clever, effective and sustainable solutions.

Since 2017, function Solutions have been setting our clients up for the future. By unifying and simplifying the hotel’s technical solutions, we have helped clients all around the Nordic region to streamline the construction process, save significant amounts of energy, money and time as well as providing guests and staff with exceptional convenience. With more than 4,000 hotel rooms already in operation we know that it is possible to create significantly better and more sustainable solutions in a safe and cost-effective way. This has become our greatest passion and grand endeavor.

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The journey of function Solutions AS

In 2007, function AS was born through the vision of Frode Gandrud, initially embarking on a consulting path. It quickly became evident that deep-rooted product knowledge was the foundation for success. Our journey has been marked by close collaboration with both suppliers and customers. Within this framework, innovative products took shape under the banner of function Technology. Today, we proudly stand as one of Scandinavia’s premier KNX wholesalers, a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Closing the gap

In 2012, recognizing the gaps in traditional wholesalers’ knowledge base in Sweden, 2ctrl AB was established. Mikkel Markmann, alongside two fellow electricians, laid the foundation for this endeavor.

Our partnership with function Technology ignited in 2014. We identified a gap between the grand aspirations in the project’s design phase and the final constructed reality. It was a profound lesson learned – that it all boils down to the proficiency and know-how of those responsible for procurement, installation, and programming in the projects.

Building a legacy of innovation

Fast forward to November 2017, Frode, Lars, and Mikkel conceptualized a vision that birthed function Solutions AS. Since then, our unwavering focus has been on learning from each project and seamlessly applying these lessons to the next. We’re committed to growth, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence at every step of our journey.

Meet the Team

Let’s get in touch! We’re here to help.

Mikkel Markmann

CSO / KNX tutor / Partner

Email: mikkel@function.no
Tel Norge: +47 477 97 042
Tel Danmark: +45 537 97 042
Tel Sverige: +46 768 68 90 10

Lars Ursin-Holm

Daglig Leder / Partner

Email: lars@function.no
Tel: +47 990 80 390

Kjell Anders Løken Davidsen

Technical Sales / Project Manager

Email: kjell.anders.davidsen@function.no
Tel: +47-99109246

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