Made in Germany

Meaning of Made in Germany

Made in Germany is a globally recognized designation of origin that stands as a seal of quality for services and quality goods produced in Germany.

Since 1891, “Made in Germany” has represented the highest precision, trust as well as innovation and is the decisive purchasing argument for many consumers.

History of Made in Germany

With the introduction of the Merchandise Marks Act in 1887, the British government regulated precise labeling regarding the origin of goods imported into Great Britain.

The mandatory labeling introduced to protect the British economy advanced to become a trademark for goods produced in Germany, which increasingly stood as a seal of approval for high quality.

In 1891, the “Madrid Agreement on the Suppression of False Indications of Origin on Goods” came into force, with which numerous other countries also committed themselves to clear designations of origin.

With the increasing German economic miracle after the end of the Second World War and the resulting high export quota of Germany, the myth “Made in Germany” was further consolidated.

Requirements for Made in Germany

The essential components of the manufacturing process, such as development, design, production and quality assurance take place exclusively in Germany.

Made in Germany logo

Products manufactured in Germany are marked with the Made in Germany logo. This makes it clear to the consumer that all essential production steps have taken place in Germany.