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We are here for you

We are here for you

Direct, open, honest and with a good portion of north German humour.
This is the way that we work every day with pleasure dealing with your requests and answering your questions.



Acting responsibly

Acting responsibly 

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! This means that the woods remain the common property of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. 

In 2011 we handed over 60,000 trees to the state for a new forest near the capital, Kiel. Some of the new trees were planted by children from the forest kindergarten Kiel-Molfsee together with Gerhard Gollnest and Fritz-Rüdiger Kiesel.

In 2012 a new oak forest with 25,000 trees was planted near Ratekau in Schleswig-Holstein. More...

Schools für working children

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:
•    Vietnam
•    Peru
•    Columbia
•    Mali
•    Island of Negros on the Philippines
•    Uganda


Quality standards

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.

Our Philosophy

Figures talk but they are not everything

What really counts:

  • is the experience gained from growing from being a 2-man business to a high-performance medium-sized company.
  • are the motivated and committed employees, who shape the corporate image of the company with their distinctive style.
  • is the pleasure in developing new successful products.
  • is the particularly honest and open relationship with our customers.
  • is the fact that we have been able to preserve our ideals and dreams.

Last update: Aug 25, 2019 at 12:23 AM