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Company

If we were to describe with one word what distinguishes the heart of Froli, it would be ‘ingenuity’, as it pushes us forwards, motivates and inspires us. And it’s been that way from the very start, when Heinrich Fromme established Froli with his ingenious inventions in plastics more than 50 years ago. To this day, we’re still fascinated by the idea of developing intelligent and ingenious solutions for our customers around the world. Our exceptional expertise in plastics and extensive knowledge in the area of ergonomics and health have made us sought-after specialists in innovative bed systems and solutions in plastics. The five pillars of our corporate philosophy are customer satisfaction, quality, employee well-being, innovation and sustainability.


About us

Froli embodies ingenuity and quality awareness.

Our passion is developing groundbreaking innovations with a love of detail and a consistent demand for excellence. Take for instance our ergonomic spring elements for bed systems made from plastic, with which we truly revolutionised the bed market from 1993.

 


The dedication of all Froli employees is routed in our ingenuity, combined with pronounced quality awareness in terms of materials, products and services. From our headquarters in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock in the heart of Germany, we sell Froli products in more than 70 countries worldwide. We also began production at the Frolic Baltic factory in Latvia in 2006.
>> The Froli Baltic website (LV, EN, RU)
Many of our products have received international awards. That and lots of positive customer feedback spur us on to continue developing brilliant innovations.

What matters to us

As a long-standing, owner-managed family company, we view company values, commitment to innovations and sustainable operations as key components of our corporate culture. All employees embrace this culture and embody it heart and soul at Froli.

 

This can be seen in the five pillars of our corporate philosophy:

 

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Our biggest driving force day after day: our customers’ unanimous enthusiasm for Froli products.
Customer satisfaction
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Motivated by enthusiasm for the best: top quality standards in terms of our products, services and processes.
Top quality
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The Froli atmosphere is shaped by trust, dedication and the conscientious collaboration of everyone.
Employee well-being
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The heart of Froli? Ingenuity. The proof? Many property rights, awards and certifications – worldwide.
Innovation
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How we see sustainability: bringing together the environment, economics and fairness in interaction with everyone.
Sustainability

Froli assumes responsibility


When it comes to corporate and social responsibility, we firmly believe that you can’t have one without the other, which is why the corporate culture at Froli is permanently shaped by a way of thinking that focuses on the well-being of people and the environment.

 


We’re certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 50001 and audited in accordance with ISO 26000. In accordance with the DIN ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility, we’ve agreed on a Froli code of conduct which stipulates values such as trust, appreciation, respect, ethical behaviour and responsibility towards internal and external partners. You can find out more here: link to the code of conduct and sustainability downloads.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR):


The world around us

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We as a company assume responsibility for the world around us, both in the make-up of our corporate philosophy values and in our daily activities. The areas of activity we’ve defined for the world around us are employees (employee well-being), the market (customers, suppliers, etc.), the environment (aspects of the environment and sustainability) and society.

 


We fulfil and exceed sustainability standards and other legal requirements. We develop and manufacture in accordance with DIN EN 9001, 50001 and 26000. We use renewable energies and ClimatePartner paper to support projects dedicated to reducing CO2emissions. Beginning in the product development stage, we consider environmental standards, the use of certified materials, resource conservation in our manufacturing, and recyclability. We use certified, low-emission foam, and moisture-regulating textiles in accordance with the most stringent standards such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (‘baby class’). Froli spring elements are saliva and sweat-resistant, constructed for simple assembly and disassembly, labelled and can be separated and recycled. In addition to high quality, we focus on a long service life and permanent elasticity of the spring elements and mattresses, and pursue long product life cycles for all products. To ensure innovation and our quality, we maintain active exchange with scientists in a whole host of disciplines, testing institutes, environmental laboratories, educational institutes dedicated to ergonomics and the back, and external partners such as LGA, TÜV Rheinland, GUTcert, Dr. Bendsen GmbH medical, ISST Unna and IGR e.V. Froli has won many international awards for its commitment to issues of sustainability. In 2014, we were named one of the TOP 100 of Germany’s most innovative SMEs. We take part in regional environmental initiatives, corporate social responsibility (CSR) competitions and events, and innovation projects.
We offer training, work placements and holiday jobs for young people. We provide health and energy management offers. When it comes to developing areas of work and operation, processes, machinery and technologies, we ensure everything is up to date. With lots of formal and informal communication channels, event and activities, we embrace and cultivate friendly and open interaction, mutual appreciation and positive personal development. We’ve formulated a code of conduct in accordance with DIN 26000 CSR.
Our behaviour pursues long-term collaboration based on trust with our internal and external partners.
You can find out more here.


The milestones of our success

Company founder Heinrich Fromme was often called ‘Daniel Düsentrieb der Kunststoffbranche’ (Gyro Gearloose of the plastics industry). His exceptional ingenuity led to one new, extraordinary development after another during his time at the helm of the company. Froli now has a state-of-the-art production facility at the Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock site in Germany and, since 2006, at the Ventspils site in Latvia. Dr Margret Fromme-Ruthmann has been managing the company as the second generation since 1998. Working with all the employees, she has continued successfully developing what her father Heinrich Fromme once built with courage and inventiveness.

 

 

1962

Registration of the Froli company.
Production and sale of plastic windows with two employees.

1964

Exhibition of plastic windows, fences, garden benches and garden sheds at the DLG trade fair in Hanover.

1972

Manufacture of mouldings from rigid polyurethane foam. Current trend: furniture profiles, furniture legs with oak grain.

1976

Development and manufacture of coat racks made from synthetic resin foam.

1983

Expansion of the metal processing activities. Development and manufacture of seat support mechanisms for FROLIMAT office chairs.

1986

Expansion of vacuum forming production. Production of console trays, among other things.

1993

Launch of the Froli Quadro-Flex bed system with ‘articulated air-flow surface’. International patents.

1995

Quality management certificate in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001.

2001

Froli Star Mobil ‘Bed in the Box’ clip system for caravans and boats. Presented with five stars by Reisemobilmagazine.

2008

A world first: Froli Viado with individually adjustable spring elements. Received the Red Dot Award Honourable Mention.

2010

Exhibition of a Froli bed system in the Serpentine Gallery in London.

2011

A world first: bed configurator Froli app for iPad and iPhone.

2012

Froli celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2013

Innovation at the interzum trade fair in Cologne: ONTO seat spring – patented seat spring technology.

2014

Froli audited for sustainability and social responsibility in accordance with DIN ISO 26000.

2014

Froli named one of the TOP 100 of Germany’s most innovative SMEs.

2015

The Heinrich Fromme Edition bed edition pays homage to the founder of the Froli company.

2015

Froli is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.

2016

Froli is a participant of the CSR-Preis OWL (corporate social responsibility) and distinguishes itself through exemplary commitment to social issues.

2017

Froli celebrates 25 years of spring technology with a Transporter competition.

Awards

Froli bed systems and additional Froli quality products have received many awards and have international patent and property rights, which benefits our customers in particular.

 

 

2018
2018
Froli Carry
2017
2017
relax + move folding bed
2017
Froli Forti bed system
2017
Froli relax + move
2017
Froli Carry spring plate frame
2015
2015
Froli round wheel leveller
2015
Froli ONTO seat cushion
2015
relaunch of the Froli website
2014
2014
Froli KUNSTSTOFFWERK GMBH & CO. KG
2014
Froli ONTO seat cushion
2014
Froli Koala box spring bed
2014
relax + fold folding bed
2013
2013
Froli Website
2012
2012
Froli Zaira mattress
2012
mobile bicycle stand
2012
ViscoMobil mattress
2012
Froli Koala box spring bed
2011
2011
back support cushion
2011
Froli Koala box spring bed
2010
2010
Froli Viado bed system
2010
ViscoMobil mattress
2010
mobile bicycle stand
2009
2009
Froli Viado bed system
2008
2008
Froli Viado
2007
2007
relax + fold folding bed
2006
2006
relax + fold folding bed
2006
Silva bed system
2006
Froli Travel clip system
2006
Silva bed system
2005
2005
Silva bed system
2004
2004
Maxi step wheel leveller
2004
Froli Travel clip system
2004
Silva bed system
2001
2001
Froli Star Mobil ‘Bed in the Box’ clip system
2000
2000
Froli beds
1998
1998
Froli Zona bed system
1982
1982
handwheel with screw/nut