July 13, 2015 is the day we, vi2vi Retail Solution GmbH, officially celebrated our birth. At that time, together with our sister company vi2vi GMS GmbH, we started with six employees on just under 87 square meters. Today our team counts 50 employees. Located in the middle of the Upper Rhine metropolitan region and the Karlsruhe technology region, we now realize our projects on an area of around 1400 square meters. E-commerce and bricks-and-mortar retail are merging more and more, so we find ourselves in a constantly changing market segment. Our team manages to meet these challenges every day and to secure and strengthen our internationally recognized position as a solution partner with competence and reliability. In 2020, we provided security in over 23 countries with our video surveillance solutions and intrusion detection technologies.
But the fact that we are standing here today is not only thanks to our great team. We are grateful for all our loyal customers and reliable partners around the world who have accompanied us on our journey and placed their trust in us. In the meantime, we have grown into a network that not only has international appeal to the outside world, but also to our team. Where German was the native language of vi2vi Retail Solution GmbH in the beginning, English, French, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Pashto and Dari are spoken today.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our special thanks to a customer who placed his trust in us even before our GmbH was founded. And that is Europa Park with the Mack family and our contact person Michael Steiert. Their confidence in us as a service provider, since 2008, has paved the way for us to continue our success story. Without Europa Park as a customer, we would not be where we are today. Thank you very much for this.
As we move toward the future, we will always look back fondly on our corporate history to date. Now we want to continue writing the story and are very much looking forward to the next years with our team, customers and partners.