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Grand and upright pianos with a certificate ‘Made in Germany’

The German association of manufacturers of pianos -The Bundesverband Klavier (BVK)- created a certificate of quality “Made in Germany”. Certificate was made in order to distinguish the instruments, which are in 100 % made ​​in Germany, from those that claim to be but are not.

BVK hopes to provide greater security for customers and to help German piano’s industry compete with cheaper Asian pianos’ manufacturers.

Almost all from more than 300 companies currently operating in the piano’s industry all over the world claim that their products are manufactured in Germany. In fact, there are only 13 companies that continue the production of high quality instruments. These companies have a manily manual execution, long tradition, experience, prestige and excellent sound quality. These instruments are actually made ​​in Germany. This is what makes the slogan ” Made in Germany” so important for producers of piano in the world.

Majority of global manufacturers of pianos has currently headquarters in China. Creating a new certificate should be verification of the true place of production of instruments .

Under current German law, a company can apply for the title ‘Made in Germany’, if more than half of the added value comes from the German workforce. Piano on the selective interpretation of the rules can be theoretically in 87 % produced in China, and only in 13 % in Germany and be still legally classified as “Made in Germany” .

Although, the new certificate; “Made in Germany” created by BVK lacks legal force, it aims to create more stringent rules than those under German law.

To obtain a certificate, the manufacturer must be a member of BVK and apply for a certificate to the board of the organization. The main stages of production must be taken in Germany. It is not necessary to take components and materials derived from German suppliers. Certification is valid for two years, after that time the manufacturer may apply for its renewal .