Patented Quality – Made in Germany

The GIF Ventilated Ceiling is an areaactive uniform solution from walltowall including largescale extract and fresh air sections, lighting and infill panels with an installation depth of only 200 mm. Using the ceiling cavity as a pressure chamber, according to VDI 2052, enables active air supply zones to be implemented as an “open” and “closed” system, with the largest possible ceiling extents being active ventilation zones. Therefore, largescale capturing of frying, cooking and other vapours and largescale low turbulence fresh air supply guarantee a “feelgood” environment, free of condensation and draughts. The unique modular system offers maximum transparency and hygiene due to a fully reversible structure.

Our understanding of commercial kitchens is more then just a place where food is cooked. We develop System Solutions for air extraction and supply for all Areas of the commercial kitchen:

  • Production, Hot kitchen
  • Dish washing area
  • Servery
  • Preparation, Cold kitchen

With the GIF ventilated ceiling we are able to offer customized Solutions.  From Inflight Catering kitchens for as many as 120.000 meals a day through community catering up to custom-made Michelin-starred restaurants, we are the reliable partner for consultants, architects, investors and of course operators.


The ideal solution for kitchen Ventilation, Commercial Kitchens and Food industry. The best alternative to Extraction hoods.


Customer oriented Planning, complete Support on the construction site and a unique After-Sales-Service on the market.


Since the company founding in 1976, we have realized several projects in the most different kitchens worldwide.



GIF ventilated ceiling at INTERGASTRA 2020 in Stuttgart

From February 15th to 19th let the individual elements of the GIF ventilated ceiling be explained from the bottom up and convince yourself of the kitchen ceiling. We look forward to your visit at our booth No. 3B34 in hall 3!

Technical Product Designer

  For this vacancy we look for a candidate to begin at the earliest time in our head office in Freiburg. Technical Product Designer Applications to Mr Steffen Wintergerst:

The GIF ActiveVent GmbH fleet now also includes an electric car

The purchase of the VW e-up! is an important contribution to the energy transition for us. This environmentally friendly electric vehicle does not emit any climate-damaging carbon dioxide and is therefore more economical for the city and the surrounding area compared to a vehicle with a diesel engine. In future, GIF ActiveVent employees can use […]