A look behind the scenes
We produce exclusively in Austria and Germany. Many years ago, we decided to have our flour mills and flakers manufactured in a workshop for disabled people in Tyrol. This not only fits the company’s philosophy, but now gives around 70 people with disabilities the opportunity to work in a pleasant environment. Each activity is, of course, specifically tailored to the skills of the respective employees. They work with great enthusiasm, as we can see in the result: There is hardly any scrap in production, because the devices are manufactured with a lot of commitment and joy. We prefer this above producing in the Far East at low prices and the appropriate working conditions .
For example, our Fidibus XL ...
Fair is better.
We could produce much more cheaply if we moved our production to one of the low-cost wage countries in Asia. That would mean for us: Higher profit margins. Sure, that would be nice…but… But not at the expense of others who would assemble our equipment for very little money. But this contradicts our company philosophy: Everyone involved in the process should be treated fairly, from the supplier to the people who build our products with a lot of passion to those who sell them to the customers in their stores and online shops.
We produce in a workshop for disabled people in Tyrol. There, people with disabilities of various kinds are given the opportunity to work – which is very closely seen to suit them. The result: Satisfied employees and really perfect equipment.
So why would we do this differently?
Our environment? We care.
We also make sure that they are as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible when it comes to the materials used. This starts with the wood used. We source only such wood, which comes from sustainable forestry. We only process PEFC-certified wood. PEFC is the largest institution to ensure and market sustainable forest management through an independent certification system.
We also work – wherever possible – with regional suppliers. Other transport routes means high CO2 emissions. Again, we could get everything cheaper if we shop in the Far East. But it is more important to us that we also help to strengthen our regional economy. By the way, we encourage our suppliers to use as little packaging as possible when they supply us with their parts.
We also make sure that flyers etc. are produced as sustainably as possible. How could we not care about our environment?
High quality – Everything else is not KoMo
Something else that is self-evident to us: An extremely high quality. We also don’t want to annoy ourselves about bad products that break in the shortest possible time. Our devices should give you pleasure for a long time. That’s why we don’t just give a 3-year warranty on most devices, but 12! This is likely to be quite unique.
Isn’t that stupid from an economic point of view? That may be, but we have a different approach here. We are happy when you enjoy your grain mill, flake or blender so much that you tell friends and acquaintances about it.
Because good quality and longevity are a matter of course for us, we make sure that even with the smallest components, they meet our requirements. That pays off.