30 years contain 30 years of experience, passion, an eye for detail and much more. Two people who have all this are our machine technician Frank Gnaase and enameller Reinhold Lohkemper. For decades, they have been working hard in our manufacturing and enamelling works to provide the highest Bette quality.
A Bette bathroom product will last for a very long time. We guarantee this for *30 years. It takes experience for something to last this long. And people like Frank Gnaase,head of our manufacturing department at Bette. A man who's been here for decades, and knows every corner of the place.
Now his hair has turned grey, the children have long since grown up, and grandchildren have come along. There's plenty of honest work and almost half a lifetime in 30 years. And in fact, you can ask Reinhold Lohkemper himself what you have to do to make sure the quality is right in the end.
He talks about the closeness amongst colleagues, the barbecues they have enjoyed together, the Turkish weddings, and how they sit down together over cake when one of the shift workers has a birthday – and it's quite clear that there is a close attachment, a rootedness, deep feelings.
"If you find out after a few years in a hotel that you have to redo the bathrooms because of cracked silicone joints, water damage in the brickwork or other porous areas, it will be really expensive! Therefore the durability of a product is extremely important for a hotel. The 30-year warranty that Bette gives on its products is simply sensational!
"The durability of a product is an essential aspect in a hotel. The objects are exposed to very high loads - very different from at home. That's why they have to have a certain robustness. And that is absolutely the case with Bette products."