Quality you can rely on
The term “Made in Germany” is not legally protected and not associated with a clear specification. This means there is no clear definition as to when a product may be described as “Made in Germany”. For this reason the German furniture industry association (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie e.V.; VDM) has introduced the concept of “Möbel Made in Germany” for furniture, which as a definition along with a set of specified criteria serves as an identifier with requirements that regularly undergo external auditing at the production facility.
The criteria are extremely stringent and represent a high quality standard: All construction, assembly and quality checks must be carried out in Germany. Furthermore, the manufacturing process to which the quality checks are relevant must primarily be carried out in Germany.
Certification of our product portfolio
König + Neurath has certified almost the complete portfolio of office and seating. Room systems and room dividers do not fall under the terms of these criteria, and are therefore not certifiable. An overview of all product certifications can be found here.
Suppliers to König + Neurath AG are a key factor for high product quality. Short distances to our suppliers support close cooperation and optimise transport distances and time taken. All our suppliers have to undergo an approval procedure. The majority of suppliers are regularly reviewed on the basis of supplier self-certification to ensure that they are compliant with the König + Neurath standards. Most of our suppliers are based in Germany. The geographical distribution by federal state is shown in the following graphics.
State in which supplier is located
Percentage of purchasing volume at König + Neurath AG, 2021 (%)
|Others, including Ireland, Romania, Belgium||1,6||1,7|
|Percentage of suppliers located in Europe [%]||100||100|
|Percentage of suppliers located outside Europe [%]||0||0|