As part of the nolte Group, we – Express Küchen – produce 100% in Germany, allowing us to offer high levels of safety and reliability when it comes to quality. For us, “Made in Germany” is more than just a slogan – it is our quality standard.
A total of around 3,000 people are employed under the umbrella of nolte Holding. Based in Melle, we began production for the lower price segment in 2010. Eight front ranges offer surfaces from matte to gloss and a large selection of contemporary décor options, at an attractive price-performance ratio.
As an innovative leader, the nolte Group recognised early that it is only possible to deliver furniture from Germany with enhanced design and top quality. The nolte Group has consistently adapted to these characteristics and has become more and more successful every year – worldwide! A company currently managed by the fourth generation of the same family, the nolte Group makes complex and anti-cyclical investments so that it always has an economical response to the future of the company in the globalised world. The nolte Group constantly provides innovative input on the market and manufactures all its products in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way, using the latest technologies.
For us, it is not just the quality, design and function of our kitchens that counts. Environmental protection is written large. This starts with the procurement of our wood-based materials and runs through production all the way to logistics. The recycling of our wood waste to generate heat is the final link in the chain.
We have been both PEFC and FSC® certified since September 2010, meaning that we hold both certificates of sustainable, social forestry – the first German kitchen manufacturer to achieve this. Perhaps you are wondering what these certificates mean? To put it briefly, our wood-based materials are procured under fair conditions – fair to both humans and nature. Areas of forest worthy of protection are a no-go for us, just like natural forest plantations, genetically modified planting and illegal deforestation.
The company began in the tiny Lorraine village of Audun le Tiche, where the iron master François Boch set up a pottery company with his three sons in 1748. In 1766 Boch was licensed to build a ceramics kilnworks nearby at Septfontaines, Luxembourg, where it operated a porcelain factory. In 1785 Nicholas Villeroy became sole owner of the faience manufactory at Wallerfangen. In 1812 Jean-François Boch began construction of kilns at the nearby town of Mettlach, Saarland. In 1824 Boch commenced transfer printingon porcelain from engraved copper plates. On 14 April 1836, the Jean François Boch company merged with that of the competitor, Nicolas Villeroy, and became Villeroy & Boch, (V&B, also simply ‘VB’). Since 1869, when Villeroy & Boch opened the first manufactory specializing in architectural tiles, the company has operated in three main areas, autonomous until 1982, tablewares, tiles for flooring and revetments, and fine plumbing fixtures.
Among its innovations in Mettlach at the end of the nineteenth century.was Phanolith, a kind of semi-transparent porcelain that combines the characteristics and benefits of jasperware and pate-sur-pate. The creator of the Phanolith was the ceramics artistJean-Baptiste Stahl, who headed the modelling section of Villeroy & Boch. Phanolith gained first wide public attention at the ParisExposition Universelle (1900).
Founded in 1994, OPPEIN has grown up to be TOP 5 cabinetry manufacturer in the world. With 10,000 employees and 125 acres manufacture center equipped with advanced production equipment (HOMAG® from Germany), everyday there are thousands of quality cabinets produced in OPPEIN: 1800+ sets of kitchen cabinets, 1200+ wardrobes, 550+ bathroom cabinets and 800+ interior doors. Continue reading
VISION – we are determined to implement our goals
We are determined to implement our ideas and goals, which are the constant development and becoming the market leader in doors and fencing industries.
We focus on constant development in all spheres of our business activities with special attention to social responsibility.t.
PASSION – we build on business processes experience and optimization
Our employees are the people with passion, who create reliability and power of the company.
We build on business processes experience and optimization. We treat our work as a challenge, which requires large involvement and determination.
We are not afraid of challenges. We know the market and set the trends. Each process and task are carefully thought over and implemented using the latest technologies.
Our products are CE marked. Its quality is confirmed with technical approvals and certificates according to European standards.
Stairs gain more and more importance in modern architecture. Long time ago the staircase slipped from the niche of sole functionality and became an expression of taste and orientation. With the design element “stair” you can follow different material themes like “all glass” or “all concrete” and styles like modern, classic, contemporary and oriental as well as Arabic. Especially by the selection of glass, concrete or exclusive timbers one can create puristic and elegant stair designs which are like magic for your sins. With the knowledge that the staircase is as important for you as it is for us we do all we can to create stairs to your imagination. Because – only the staircase bestows a soul to the building -.
The staircase for an emotional appearance! Here with flared entrance. The model COBRA can be buildt with many different shapes and finishes. Gold, silver, bronze…? No problem at all!
Our stair philosophy
Stairs connect “living” spaces… in a traditional wooden house just as much as in a prestigious villa or in a commercial building. Thereby the staircase, as an important element of architecture andinterior design, reflects the lifestyle and individuality of the inhabitants. The materials emphasis the attitude towards life: Wood, stone, steel or glass give artistic accents and transform rooms.
- Glass has always been a passion of Maurizio Casali, the creative genius behind all of our products. He discovered this passion at a very young age because, as he says, “I’ve always been fascinated by this spirit of eternal transparency. I have a lot of memories of myself as a teenager in the wintertime drawing in the steam that formed on the glass: I busied myself trying to create transparency on transparency!” As an adult, Casali’s ambition was to move away from basic uses of glass, aiming instead towards fascinating experimentation with its full potential.