The members of the DGM - renowned furniture manufacturers and suppliers with the RAL "Golden M" quality mark
The Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM) was founded in 1963. More than 135 members - furniture manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from Germany and abroad - have now voluntarily committed themselves to complying with the requirements of the DGM in the RAL quality system. These requirements not only relate to durability and perfect function, but also include consumer safety, health and the environmental compatibility of production. Each individual factor is thoroughly tested in independent testing institutes.
Which furniture manufacturers are members of the DGM?
A total of over 70 furniture manufacturers are members of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. They undergo the strict test criteria of the test laboratories during production in order to be allowed to use the RAL quality mark "Golden M" for their furniture. A list of the current furniture manufacturers who are members of the DGM can be found here.
Can furniture suppliers also become DGM members?
In principle, suppliers to the furniture industry can also become members of the DGM e.V.. They must also submit their products to the strict test criteria in order to be allowed to use the RAL quality mark "Golden M".
What are the tasks of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V.?
The DGM quality idea
The main topic around which everything revolves at the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM), based in Fürth, is the quality of furniture. Because quality in furniture is strongly related to the quality of life in the home. The credibility of a quality standard depends on various factors. »mehr
The "Golden M
The "Golden M" offers consumers security when buying furniture: it is only awarded to furniture that meets the DGM's high standards of quality and health compatibility. »mehr
After years of tests and inspections, the DGM set strict limits for harmful substances. Exact analyses and extensive emission measurements in the climate chamber are used to measure everything that goes into a piece of furniture. If a piece of furniture deviates from the strict requirements by just one single ingredient, it is not awarded the "Golden M". »mehr
How to become a member of the DGM?
As a furniture manufacturer, supplier or potential sponsoring member, you will have to go through an admission procedure for your company, in which you will receive an overview of all the requirements that you must fulfil as a future DGM member. We look forward to receiving your request.