Kesseböhmer: Quality

Optimal results from perfect teamwork.

As manufacturers of high quality kitchen fittings, we are proud that we regularly see our products cited as milestones in our industry. Features which ensure that our products are always leaders in our markets include their strikingly simple and practical functionality combined with the highest manufacturing quality.

Part of our commitment to quality involves producing products with perfect surfaces. Surface finishes for our products are produced in our own electroplating facility – one of the largest and most advanced facilities worldwide. You can rely on us!

For us at Kesseböhmer quality assurance is a daily commitment.

All our production processes are designed with the aim of delivering the highest quality surfaces. We have planned the processes from the beginning so that all the normal standards and statutory regulations are far exceeded. Our quality management is rigorous. Not only in order to offer our customers premium surfaces, but also to maintain our leading market position. One important aspect of quality management is continuous monitoring of process parameters during production. We then subject the workpieces to rigorous inspection and testing.

Optimized processes and quality assurance monitoring:

  • 2D workpiece agitation in all metal depositing baths and during pretreatment
  • Pneumatically actuated workpiece movement in all metal depositing baths and in pretreatment
  • 3D workpiece movement in high-gloss and semi-gloss nickel, and copper
  • Online monitoring of electrolyte control is standard
  • Kavitec degreasing, Venturi system
  • Surfaces free of chrome VI residues thanks to an advanced, highly efficient washing system
  • Uniform current application 
  • Process-optimized filtration 
  • Hot and electolytic degreasing

Trust is good, but monitoring is more effective.

Our customers profit from our strong commitment to quality. Reliability is a multi-dimensional concept that goes hand-in-hand with quality. To make sure that we are a reliable partner for our customers, we have put in place redundant quality systems and double and triple quality assurance checks. Highly motivated employees who have worked for the company for many years are absolutely central to our quality promise.

Environmental protection and occupational health and safety are other aspects of our quality commitment. The 5000 m2 collection tanks are part of our commitment to protecting the environment. They are also a visible indication of the size of our electroplating facility.

  • 2 separate facilities at different locations
  • Extensive fire protection measures
  • 2 independent energy sources (wood and gas) which are used as required
  • 5000 m2 acid-resistant, chemicals retention basin tiled to comply with the German Water Resources Management Act (WHG)

Committed to protecting our environment

At Kesseböhmer, quality management and environmental protection go hand-in-hand. Our processes are optimised to maximize resource recycling. This minimizes the risk of environmental pollution and conserves valuable resources.

  • Linked water treatment facilities
  • Washing water recycling
  • Reusing treated water
  • Single-substance slurries are ideal for resource recovery, eg, nickel slurry for stainless steel production, copper slurry for copper smelting, chrome slurry for glass smelting 
  • Evaporation system for recycling the chrome electrolyte
  • Intake air temperature heating using heat recovery from off air
  • Off air washing system – pollutant levels 30 times lower than the German air pollution standard (TA-Luft)