Quality made in Germany’ is not just an empty phrase for Himolla – It is the company ethos for the past 70 years.
Located just about 30 miles east of Munich, Himolla has developed into one of Europe's largest upholstery manufacturers employing roughly 3000 people. Every day around 1600 customer orders leave the factory to more than 40 countries. The top-quality upholstered furniture is created in an advanced 83,000 sq.m production studio at Taufkirch
With almost 100 employees, the research and development department is the jewel of the Himolla factory. This is where Himolla develop new mechanisms and models, constantly strive to improve existing models, test materials and parts. Before any new components may be used for serial production they have to undergo thorough testing and need to pass strict self-imposed quality requirements that in most cases are much higher than standards set by the German Association of Quality Furniture Makers (DGM). Moreover, random tests are run on components used in production to guarantee ongoing "Quality from Germany".
While high-quality components are a prerequisite to manufacture a premium product, it is the people that ultimately make the difference! Despite many automated processes the making of upholstery furniture still requires a great deal of skilful manual labour. Properly trained and dedicated workers are hard to find. In fact, Himolla compete with some of the world's most renown luxury car manufacturers who produce within less than 50 miles from our factory. Therefore, Himolla proudly runs its own apprentice department where high school graduates are trained for their future job in both production and administration. This state-supported training program takes a minimum of 3 years and successful graduates are guaranteed a future with Himolla. As a consequence, staff have a great loyalty towards the company and the average time of employment at Himolla is an incredible 18 years!
The in-house test laboratory, nicknamed "The Torture Chamber" is actually a scientifically advanced facility, operated by skilled specialists. It is their job to subject both materials and furniture to extreme work conditions to gain proper performance comparisons. Abrasion tests, shrink and strength tests are performed over and over again. It’s a harsh regime, but hardship strengthens the breed! And as a result of the rigorous testing, we know that all the materials we use in our upholstered furniture have the required quality and durability to meet our 3-way, 5-year guarantee.