The RAL Quality Marks Magazine

In the RAL Quality Marks Magazine, you will find reports from the diverse areas of life for which RAL has defined specific quality requirements for products and services. This includes expert interviews, checklists and tips from the world of the RAL Quality Marks.



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EDITION AUGUST 2021

Recommended by consumer protection organisations

Consumers benefit from RAL Quality Marks RAL has been awarding quality marks for more than 90 years. And these labels have always fulfilled the requirements for them to be...

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RAL quality assurance – a hallmark of quality steeped in tradition

The RAL Quality Assurance System The RAL quality assurance system has been the basis for today’s RAL Quality Marks since 1925. It stipulates that the criteria for the award...

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Company profile Möbelwerke A. Decker GmbH

Andreas Decker is Managing Director of Möbelwerke A. Decker GmbH. The company uses the RAL Quality Mark for Furniture. In an interview with the RAL Quality Marks Magazine, Mr....

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EDITION APRIL 2021

Company profile KompostWerke Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Dirk Riedel is Managing Director of KompostWerke Rhein-Sieg GmbH & Co. KG (KRS). The compa-ny uses the RAL Quality Mark for Compost. In an interview with the RAL Quality...

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Doing something good for the soil with homogeneous high-quality compost

It is not uncommon on private compost heaps to find materials or waste that do not really belong there. Those people who place their trust instead in professionally produced...

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Long-lasting doors thanks to carefully selected types of wood

Interior doors made out of wood and wood-based materials are exposed to various different stresses and strains due to the wide variety of installation locations within the building and...

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Modern technology meets traditional materials

The RAL Quality Mark for Timber Frame House Construction stands for uniform quality standards for timber frame house construction by both skilled craftsmen and industrial companies. The tech-nical criteria...

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Well-maintained green spaces thanks to the latest technology

Landscape management companies ensure that green areas in communities and districts are kept neat and tidy. They are responsible for maintaining and shaping nature and the landscape in both...

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The way to quality is through the stomach

The RAL Quality Mark for Expertise in Eating Properly from the Quality Assurance Association for Nutritional Expertise stands for healthy and tasty food in the communal catering sector. It...

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Professionals at work in the thermal insulation of building facades

For customers and planners of composite systems for thermal insulation, the quality of the product is not the only important thing because the expertise of the company responsible for...

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EDITION DECEMBER 2020

Environmental protection at home and on the road

Wood is a popular natural design tool for many. However, it is often forgotten that woods should also be selected in harmony with nature. Anyone who values sustainability and...

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No chance for burglars

Burglars specialise in breaking open locks on windows and doors in a matter of seconds. Protection against this is for instance provided by security fittings, concealed turning hinges or...

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Protection from fire and smoke

Its versatile insulating properties make mineral wool an almost indispensable building material. It is used for interior insulation and in thermal insulation composite systems just as much as for...

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Accident prevention for scaffolding and waste and recyclable material containers

Stringent safety precautions must be observed when erecting and dismantling steel scaffolding. For one thing, there is a great danger of falling during this work. Secondly, it is essential...

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Reliability and trust in medical products and nursing care

Individuals with varicose veins or leg vein thrombosis require medical compression stockings. If the stockings are prescribed by a doctor and the costs are covered by the health insurance...

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EDITION AUGUST 2020

Company profile TRD-Reisen Dortmund GmbH

Hermann Meyering is Managing Director of TRD-Reisen Dortmund GmbH. The company uses the RAL Quality Mark for Bus Comfort. In an interview with the RAL Quality Marks Magazine, Hermann...

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RAL awards the new label “Green Button”

The Green Button (Grüne Knopf) is the state-approved label for sustainable textiles. The label is underpinned by the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and indicates to...

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Up-to-date criteria – the prerequisite for the reliability of labels

Labels only fulfil their purpose if people are able to rely on the fact that the criteria for the award of these labels correspond to the latest technology, current...

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Legally robust criteria for “Made in Germany” defined for the first time

For many customers both at home and abroad, “Made in Germany” has been a sign of the highest level of quality and German craftsmanship for decades. However, this term...

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EDITION MAY 2020

RAL is now DIN ISO certified

RAL quality assurance is particularly embodied by RAL Quality Marks and the RAL colour cards. However, the award of the Blue Angel environmental label and EU Ecolabel and licensing...

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Service provision can make life easier for companies and start-ups

Service provision and customer support not only make life easier for consumers and business customers. The Quality Assurance Association for Local Government Administration Oriented Towards Medium-Sized Companies is an...

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From warranty provision through to clear instructions – customer service has many different faces

Is there anyone who has not been annoyed at some time about being “sold a dud” that has spent more time being repaired than actually working or by faults...

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Company profile Helmut Meeth GmbH

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,...

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EDITION DECEMBER 2019

EDITION NOVEMBER 2019

Preserve resources, boost recycling

Our natural resources are limited – and are becoming increasingly scarce. In order to preserve them, the raw materials used in the production of products should be fed back...

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Climate friendly construction and living

Around 14 percent of the CO2 emissions in Germany are generated in the building sector. To reduce your own carbon footprint, climate friendly heating, appropriate investment in insulation measures...

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Company profile Jokey SE

Gustav Dengel is Product Manager at Jokey SE. The company uses the new RAL Quality Mark for % of Recycled Plastic. In an interview with the RAL Quality Marks...

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EDITION JULY 2019

Reliable service that really helps

It is often very difficult to make important purchasing decisions – and they require lots of knowledge about the desired properties of a product. Even after making the decision...

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Complex services: Guidance for consumers

We regularly rely on a variety of different services during everyday life whose quality it is often difficult to assess without specialist knowledge. However, this doesn’t necessarily have to...

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Company profile Jorczyk Energie KG

Name of the company: Jorczyk Energie KG Holder of the RAL Quality Mark for Energy Trading since: 02/05/2003 Location: Celle Number of employees: 54 Services offered: As an energy...

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A long service life is guaranteed

A long service life and reliable functionality over many years are important decision-making criteria especially for large investments. If faults occur within a short period of time, there is...

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News and updates

Helpful guide for consumers: Updated ABC of labelling (Only available in German) There are now labels for almost every type of product or service. Yet it is often difficult to...

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Placing the focus on efficiency and value retention – Edition May 2019

Event announcement: RAL Symposium on Nutrition

Training conference organised by the RAL Quality Assurance Association for Nutritional Expertise on 17 May 2019 in Bochum The RAL Quality Assurance Association for Nutritional Expertise invites you to...

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News and updates

Update to the RAL Quality Mark for Local Government Administration Oriented Towards Medium-Sized Companies The RAL Quality Mark for Local Government Administration Oriented Towards Medium-Sized Companies is used by...

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Company profile

Name of the company: Motorenzentrum Wilhelm Schmidt GmbH Holder of the RAL Quality Mark for Engine Repairs since:1996 Location:Groß-Kienitz Number of employees: 12 (Wilhelm Schmidt Group: 50) Services offered: Service,...

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Maintenance against the ravages of time

Unfortunately, it is also impossible to avoid the ravages of time taking their toll on high-quality products and goods that have been designed to offer a long service life....

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Retaining value with professional renovation and modernisation

Crumbling façades, rotten window frames and dilapidated roof tiles already indicate at first glance that a building needs renovating. Yet even neglecting smaller maintenance tasks can lower the value...

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High quality is not only good for your wallet but also natural resources

Anybody who wants to help preserve resources would be well advised to already look for high-quality products when making a purchase. It is certainly true that these products are...

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