Helmut Meeth is Managing Director of Helmut Meeth GmbH & Co. KG. The company was founded in 1985 and uses the RAL Quality Marks for windows, windows and fitting, house doors and house doors and fitting. In an interview with the RAL Quality Marks Magazine, Helmuth Meeth explains why his company decided to apply for the RAL Quality Mark and what advantages the label offers to end consumers.
Name of the company: Helmut Meeth GmbH & Co KG
Holder of the RAL Quality Mark since: 1987 for his plastic windows, 1993 for his plastic house doors, 1998 for his plastic windows plus fitting and 1999 for his plastic house doors plus fitting.
Location: 54516 Wittlich
Number of employees: about 140
Products: Windows and house doors made out of plastic and aluminium
Product range: Windows, French doors, patio doors, house doors, side entrance doors, special constructions, fitting technology, ventilation technology, security technology, roller blinds and sun protection systems
Sales area: Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand
Why did you decide to have your products certified with the RAL Quality Mark?
Helmut Meeth: Since the foundation of the company in 1985, we have stood for the very best quality and also wanted to verify this using the RAL Quality Mark.
It is important for us to be able to transparently demonstrate to end customers that products from HELMUT MEETH meet the highest quality standards and we have used the RAL Quality Mark to do this for many years. We now use a total of four RAL Quality Marks: for plastic windows (since 1987) for plastic house doors (since 1993), for plastic windows plus fitting (since 1998) and for plastic house doors plus fitting (since 1999).
What is special about these products, what distinguishes you from the competition?
Helmut Meeth: By using the RAL quality assurance system, we obligate ourselves to work in accordance with the RAL standard from our supply chain through to the end production. And this does not end with the delivery of the products because the installation is also completed in accordance with strict RAL guidelines.
It is this uniform and transparent system that makes RAL Quality Marks so reliable. Customers can be really confident that they will receive the best quality as a result. The RAL Quality Marks are thus an additional unique selling point and round off our product portfolio.
What advantages does the RAL quality assurance system offer to customers?
Helmut Meeth: The advantages offered by the RAL quality assurance system are clear to everyone. It guarantees added quality and makes RAL Quality Marks particularly reliable labels. They give customers a feeling of security that they will receive a high quality product.
How do you ensure that the services associated with the RAL Quality Mark are actually provided?
Helmut Meeth: Our RAL Quality Marks are awarded by the RAL Quality Assurance Association for Windows, Façades and House Doors. We obligate ourselves as a prerequisite to comply with the Quality Assurance and Test Specifications defined by RAL and the specialists involved and to reliably produce our products in accordance with these strict and precisely defined quality criteria. To ensure that we can deliver this level of quality, it is not just the supplied parts that are RAL-tested by Helmut Meeth GmbH & Co. KG. Regular independent checks are carried out at our company on behalf of the RAL Quality Assurance Association. In addition, we are also required to continuously carry out and document our own checks. We carry out this self-monitoring process using e.g. the company’s own test stand.