“Made in Germany” according to Kemitron standards


“Made in Germany” according to Kemitron standards

The “Made in Germany” mark has long been regarded as a sign of particularly good product quality in many sectors. And that, of course, creates desires.

This designation was created by the Merchandise Marks Act (1887), a British law that was originally intended to warn consumers against imported German products. However, buyers soon realised that “Made in Germany” goods were usually of good quality and the negative connotation of the term turned into exactly the opposite.

However, the term is not a seal of quality, because in Germany the manufacturer can decide for himself whether he wants to put a designation of origin on his product or not. But it is considered an advertising promise that must withstand judicial review if necessary. There is no real guideline here. Some therefore think that it is enough if individual parts from all over the world are screwed together here in Germany. Others think that at least 51% of the individual parts must come from Germany. Still others want at least 45% of the value chain to be provided in Germany.

Horrendous stories of cheap goods that are repackaged in Germany for the sole purpose of being labelled are doing the rounds.

And it is clear that if this designation leads to more trust among customers, then everyone wants to use it.

For us, this is perfectly logical: our customers should know what they are buying. We design, create, plan and manufacture our products in our in-house production in Germany. We don’t buy finished individual parts or prefabricated parts in low-wage countries, but produce them ourselves – mostly by hand, with the character of a manufactory. This means that the entire value-added chain, from planning to completion, takes place on our premises in Wendlingen, Germany.

This means that our customers can look forward to long-lasting, reliable and high-quality products – “Made in Germany”.