Everything is tested.

We leave nothing to chance.

Quality made in Germany – perceptible in every nobilia kitchen.

From receipt of goods to production and to delivery – nobilia has installed a sophisticated control system for all process steps, to guarantee the high quality of every single kitchen. In addition to the testing stations, up to 21 complete fitted kitchens are put through the paces of a quality audit every day. Quality, environment and energy have been core to our company philosophy since our very beginning. Every single nobilia kitchen meets the stringent international quality, environment and energy guidelines.

A test drive for nobilia kitchens.

Stress test for kitchens – proof of quality is in the quality control testing laboratory.

Furniture, components and materials must prove themselves fit for daily wear and tear through extensive testing in our own QC testing laboratory. Indeed, for 15 years worth of wear and tear. All materials used are tested for this minimum service life.

Flawless kitchen

Zero error strategy.

Only furniture that has passed all the qualification tests in nobilia’s testing laboratory, are allowed in the new collection. The QC testing laboratory is thus an important building block in nobilia’s zero error strategy.

Robotic arm

Quality assurance down to the smallest detail.

Regular product audits, ramp audits (review of the unloading process) and return shipment reviews are important components of our consistent quality assurance. A quality circle group and trainings with customers as well as workshops for trade partners and collaborating fitting installation companies also ensure the highest nobilia quality.

Awards and quality seals.

From the very first glance nobilia quality can be seen, felt and experienced every day. Our awards from independent testing institutes are the proof.

Quality management Environmental management

DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 Certified quality management

In March 2014, the certificates for our quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, the environmental management system DIN EN ISO 14001:2009, and the energy management system DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 were reconfirmed.

The DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 regulates customer orientation and process quality with regard to requests and satisfaction with product and design. The DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 is the worldwide recognised standard for certification of environmental management systems.

In conjunction with energy management, the DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 certifies the company's energy-reducing measures.

Tested for safety TüV Rheinland

GS quality seal for tested safety

This certificate is awarded by LGA Nürnberg (furniture testing institute). The LGA belongs to the TÜV Rheinland Group and is Europe’s largest and most important furniture testing institute. The GS quality seal for tested safety is a voluntary safety seal that has meaning far beyond the borders of Germany.

In the area of consumers and occupational health and safety, it provides the guarantee that the safety requirements have been met and are regularly reviewed by an independent institute such as the LGA. LGA product certification for furniture, furniture parts, components and accessories is a recognition mark for tested and monitored quality and product safety.

The Golden M – Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel (German quality control association)

“Golden M“.

This seal of quality is awarded by the Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German quality control association). The stringent requirements of the DGM (German quality control association) lie far above the national and international guidelines and distinguish products with above-average quality. Quality tested furniture must be sturdy, safe, made to last and well crafted – and it is not allowed to contain any substances that are hazardous to health. Careful tests and strict controls ensure that furniture with the RAL seal of quality meet the extensive requirements.

The “Golden M” is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most important certificates of quality awarded according to the absolute strictest criteria. It offers consumers the security of first class quality products and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. The many years of intensive collaboration between the DGM (German quality control association), the German Verbraucherzentrale (consumer protection agency) and the Stiftung Warentest (German independent consumer testing organisation) is an important confidence basis for consumers.

Climate agreement of the furniture industry

Climate agreement of the furniture industry

We put the focus on sustainability at nobilia. The same goes for the subject of greenhouse gas emissions. Here, it is of primary importance to face the responsibility – alongside other manufacturers – that this generation has toward future generations and the environment. One year ago the DGM (German quality control association) initiated the ”Climate Agreement for the Furniture Industry” and nobilia is an established member. In order for the CO2 footprint to gradually be reduced and ideally neutralised, it is important to nobilia to take a pioneering role in making this topic public and raising awareness.

Emission Class DGM

Emission Class DGM (German quality control association)

Having met all award requirements, nobilia's kitchen furniture was awarded the highest emissions class of A by the Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (German quality control association).

PEFC certificate

PEFC /04-31-1281

Since July 2009 nobilia is the first ever kitchen manufacturer certified in accordance with PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). In this way, nobilia documents its dedication to an environment worth living in as well as responsibility in handling the valuable raw material wood. Since the derived timber products processed all come from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources. Forest certification provides the guarantee that the wood products that consumers purchase are not coming from questionable sources nor from overexploitation, but come from managed semi-natural forests.

By applying for PEFC certification, nobilia kitchens demonstrates to the customer a sense of responsibility for our environment.

Blauer Engel Logo (blue angel logo)

Blauer Engel (blue angel eco label)

In July 2012 the company was the first – and to date only – kitchen furniture manufacturer awarded the environmental seal “Der Blaue Engel” (blue angel). This mark of the German Federal Environmental Agency promotes the concerns of environmental and health protection as well as consumer protection. The products and services which are distinguished are those –– when viewed holistically – which are particularly environmentally friendly and at the same time meet the high standards for occupational health and safety as well as usability. The “Blaue Engel” (blue angel) was awarded to the following ranges: 102, 149, 153, 253, 312, 314, 351, 371, 555, 593, 615, 636, 648, 753, 757, 917, 933 and 977.

 

 

GOGREEN certificate

GOGREEN certificate

The entire mail and package dispatch is taken care of by the CO2 neutral GOGREEN services of the German postal service and DHL. With this, nobilia offsets the CO2 emissions created during transport. The offset is certified through an independent certification company (Societé Général de Surveillance, SGS) according to ISO 14064.

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