About Gollnest & Kiesel KG
Gollnest & Kiesel KG is one of the most important wooden toy producers in Europe and the biggest toy producer in North Germany, was founded 30 years ago by the two owners. The company has one of the most varied product lines in the toy industry with more than 2,000 items with 300 new products every year. There are 20 millions toys sold per year with 8,000 customers in Germany alone.
Maple, beech, walnut or lime wood? Ash, pine, birch and Indian rubber tree wood are also processed by Gollnest & Kiesel into valuable wooden toys.The paints and the varnishes come from small, but highly specialized vendors.The individual vendors and the materials used are carefully selected, so that nothing goes wrong later during the toy production.
Internal quality management has been integrated into every process of the product’s invention and production.But we also commission external, independent institutes regularly with the monitoring of our quality standards.
Every toy from Gollnest & Kiesel always fulfills the high quality standards of our company.
To make sure that the world always remains a colourful and liveable place, Gollnest & Kiesel takes on responsibility for sustainability. Wood is a naturally self-regenerating raw material. We source our wood only from places where it can grow back again.
Every year we gift a tree for every new-born child in our most northerly German federal state. 25,000 trees for a new area of public woodland in Schleswig-Holstein! In 2011 & 2012, we planted a total of 85,000 trees.
Schools for working children
400 million children have to work every day. They work in mines, in factories or on sugarcane plantations.
The cycle of child labour and the subsequent life of poverty can only be broken through education. That is why Gollnest & Kiesel are building schools for children, who prior to this have worked hard for their living and also for that of their parents.
At least fifty per cent of the profits from the brand ‘cause are used for building schools. A new school is opened every year in cooperation with the children’s aid organizations “terre des hommes” and “Children in Africa”. Up until now schools have been opened in:
• Island of Negros on the Philippines
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