Registration of the Froli company.
Production and sale of plastic windows with two employees.
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.
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.
Areas of business
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:
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.
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.
Registration of the Froli company.
Exhibition of plastic windows, fences, garden benches and garden sheds at the DLG trade fair in Hanover.
Manufacture of mouldings from rigid polyurethane foam. Current trend: furniture profiles, furniture legs with oak grain.
Development and manufacture of coat racks made from synthetic resin foam.
Expansion of the metal processing activities. Development and manufacture of seat support mechanisms for FROLIMAT office chairs.
Expansion of vacuum forming production. Production of console trays, among other things.
Launch of the Froli Quadro-Flex bed system with ‘articulated air-flow surface’. International patents.
Quality management certificate in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001.
Froli Star Mobil ‘Bed in the Box’ clip system for caravans and boats. Presented with five stars by Reisemobilmagazine.
A world first: Froli Viado with individually adjustable spring elements. Received the Red Dot Award Honourable Mention.
Exhibition of a Froli bed system in the Serpentine Gallery in London.
A world first: bed configurator Froli app for iPad and iPhone.
Froli celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Innovation at the interzum trade fair in Cologne: ONTO seat spring – patented seat spring technology.
Froli audited for sustainability and social responsibility in accordance with DIN ISO 26000.
Froli named one of the TOP 100 of Germany’s most innovative SMEs.
The Heinrich Fromme Edition bed edition pays homage to the founder of the Froli company.
Froli is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.
Froli is a participant of the CSR-Preis OWL (corporate social responsibility) and distinguishes itself through exemplary commitment to social issues.
Froli celebrates 25 years of spring technology with a Transporter competition.