We feel delighted and proud to present you our first annual report with the highlights of 2017.
2017 was a great year for Clay: Champagne corks were flying around the office on several occasions, we expanded our APIs with new features, we attended many remarkable events, and a lot of Brick-babies joined our family.
Here is what happened at Clay in 2017
Clay by numbers
“This year we released the new IQ 2.0. We have worked hard to implement the new features as fluent as possible. We are very proud of the outcome and the new possibilities this entails”
Geert, Embedded Developer
“That’s a lot of IQs! Also really proud that a lot of them are IQ 2.0s”
Ronald, Embedded Engineer
“2017 was the year of the big leap for the company. The year that we worked hard for to reach during the last 5 years.”
Each working day of 2017 more than 50 doors were added to our platform, all over the world tens of thousands of people started using our product.”
I am super proud for that but especially for the fact that we do this with nothing but a great team!!”
Rick Voogt, Ordinary locksmith
“2017 was an awesome year for Clay. We put in hard work to improve our Clay Locking Platform and make it future proof. 2018 will be the year of fast and profitable IoT.”
Christian Schmitz, Business Development and Sales Manager
nerf darts shot
“The team just won’t function without a Nerf gun battle every few hours, it’s great”
Kristin Pater, The heart & soul of the office
highlights for bricks in 2017
Niels’s dance moves during the Jamiroquai concert (36%)
Jamiroquai concert (21%)
Number of babies named after a Star Wars character (19,5%)
Having pizza with champagne for our Christmas lunch (12%)
Using the IQ 1 as a Christmas tree ornament (9%)
Coconut flavored tea (1,5%)
Clay’s champagne stack needs some serious restocking, it has been a year filled with celebrations. Corks popped when:
The acquisition by SALTO was finalized on the 19th of June
ACA for Regus launched
The new APIs went live
Mobile Key technology developed
Privacy Locks introduced
The new my-clay.com
With the rebranding of SALTO KS, Clay as a company took the chance to rebrand itself as well. A modern new style was introduced to be used consistently throughout all Clay related interfaces and applications. My-clay.com was the first to be launched with the new fresh look and feel! Fun fact: the internal codename was ‘Project Cherry’. 🍒
The company blog
On the 28th of April our first blog post was a fact. Eight months later we have a blog of 40 (!) posts and counting!
In 2017 we fired up four social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. We haven’t reached the #influencer status yet, but we’re getting there. It is amazing to see our follower count grow, wanting to know more about our journey and support us one post at a time.
Follow us and expect a lot more team pictures, event updates, product information, tips & tricks!
Needless to say: The Bricks are an awesome mix of cultures and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We expanded the Clay family with four (!) baby-Bricks and we are still anxiously waiting for Chantal’s support edition!
Product-and development baby
Sales baby (Fun Fact: named after Luke Skywalker)
.NET & React baby
Support baby (to be continued)…
As much as the Bricks enjoy working, they also LOVE to play!
Behold, the team event top 4:
Bricks boogied to Jamiroquai’s groovy tunes and it was Legen – wait for it – dary!
Rafting in Bosnia
Almost dying riding a quad in Bosnia never felt better.
Skiing in St. Anton
Almost dying by sledding off a ski slope never felt better.
Annual Christmas dinner
There was a lot of spicy food, presents and emotional speeches but most importantly there was a lot of love. Yes, we are one big hippie community.