Germany’s expertise in engineering is indisputable. Renowned as a world leader in the engineering industry, Germany has a long history of its prowess in the manufacture of high performing vehicles. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche are luxury German car brands sought after all over the world.
Other German companies respected all over the world include Siemens AG, Bosch, Krupp and BASF. There are in fact too many German powerhouses to mention, manufacturing everything from power tools to kitchen appliances.
German kitchen manufacture features heavily on the world stage with the likes of impressive brands such as Neue ALNO, Poggenpohl, Bulthaup, SieMatic, Eggersmann, Schüller and Warendorf (this isn’t an exclusive list, there are more). Germany has an impeccable reputation in its production of innovative and high-quality goods. Made in Germany means something.
So, what is the secret to Germany’s engineering success?
Industries in Germany were originally set up as cartels, which helped pave the way for uniform standards of production and quality. The world soon began to notice that German products were of premium quality compared to other countries.
The label ‘Made in Germany’ evokes the perception of quality, durability, efficiency and trust. Consumers across the world choose German products over those made in their own countries for a reason. In one study, German goods were ranked number one overall in the quality and security standards of production
Education and vocational training
Germany’s education in engineering has a reputation for excellence worldwide. The cooperation between industry and the education system is deeply embedded in a system of dual vocational training.
Germany have understood the necessity for enterprise to be able to find and hire well-qualified employees for decades and that understanding is reflected in the dual-track vocational education system (dual VET) the country has developed. It is an education system that is the envy of the rest of the world.
Germany offers young people three-year training apprenticeships composed of 50 per cent classroom instruction and 50 per cent on-the-job training. As many as 52 per cent of young Germans graduate from Dual VET apprenticeships.
Germany’s engineering success is borne from its education system which is inextricably linked to vocational training. As DW News reports, that position and success is sustainable because dual VET “is embedded into a whole legal, historical and cultural context.”
German kitchen manufacture
German kitchens are hugely popular in the UK. We have kitchen designers devoted to them. Halcyon Interiors is one of many kitchen design companies in the UK who put their faith in the high quality and innovative design capabilities of German kitchen manufacturers (they stock Neue ALNO, Eggersmann and Warendorf). Many kitchen design companies offering both British and German kitchens find they sell more German kitchens than they do British, such is the reputation of the German kitchen.
Germany is a high-tech nation, famed in the field of engineering. R&D efforts are an integral part of German industries. Germany ranks 5th in the top ten of the most high- tech countries in the world. The power of technological advancement is harnessed in German kitchen manufacture, which uses cutting edge technology and innovative design to make sleek, modern kitchen designs with exceptional ergonomics. Functionality in German kitchens really is a cut above the rest.
Cool design doesn’t get any better than in a German kitchen. See the beauty of German kitchens here. So, the answer to why Germany is the centre of quality kitchen manufacture? Invest in your people and your technology and watch the magic happen.