Investments/Fixed capital assets EUR 84.2 million (EUR 85.5 million in previous year)
Number of employees for business year 2010/2011 (average in business year)
Employees in the Blum Group: 5,304 (+ 261 over previous year)
Employees in Vorarlberg: 4,103 (+ 165 over previous year)
Current number of employees (as of 30 June 2011)
Employees in the Blum Group: 5,376 employees (+ 251 over previous year)
Employees in Vorarlberg: 4,147 employees (+ 160 over previous year)
Company and management structure
Julius Blum GmbH is a family company and is entirely family-owned: Herbert Blum 26%, Gerhard E. Blum 26%, Blum private trust 48%.
We have seven production facilities in Vorarlberg.
We manufacture hinge and pull-out systems in Lowesville, North Carolina.
We manufacture hinges and drawer runners in Embú/Sao Paulo.
Our assembly and logistics centre in Swarzędz-Jasin.
Blum - strong brand
Blum turns the opening and closing of furniture into an experience that significantly increases the comfort of motion in all areas of the house, but especially the kitchen. Over 5000 employees are working worldwide realising our goal to create perfect motion for Blum fittings systems. Within this process, we always focus on the needs of the kitchen and furniture user.
Our fittings systems shout "high quality" with their well-thought-out function, recognised design and high durability. They are designed to spark inspiration and create an emotional experience out of day-to-day kitchen tasks.
We support our partners with a comprehensive range of products and services. In order to stay on track to achieve our goals, we keep a constant dialogue open with kitchen manufacturers, joiners, distributors and kitchen users all over the world.
Emotion < Design < Function
The design must fascinate
That's why Blum places as much value on the look of its products as it does on their function. They are designed to spark inspiration and their operation should create an emotional response. A combination that is a hit with both our customers as well as international design experts.
Quality is our standard — Design our claim. This is backed up by several international design awards for Blum products such as CLIP top hinges, TANDEMBOX pull-out systems and AVENTOS lift systems.
Blum product quality
Quality performance for the lifetime of the furniture
Blum products are engineered to provide trouble-free performance for the lifetime of kitchen furniture - that's approximately 20 years.
Blum's products are subjected to heavy loads in everyday use. We simulate these same situations in our testing lab. As in everyday life, fully loaded drawers and pull-outs are opened and closed up to 100,000 times. The durability of a hinge is tested using 200,000 door movements. Lift systems are opened and closed in the testing lab 80,000 times.