Made in Germany - developed in Austria.More than just lettering
Innovation from the DACH region
Much of what we use in everyday life or for special occasions bears the Made in Germany label. We associate this with quality, reliability and attribute a long life to the products. Not for nothing, we at Physiotherm have also taken up our cause and developed our cabins into products that are allowed to have the inscription engraved on them. Because we stand for enduring design that shines from the outside as well as the inside, and we work every day to develop this further.
Manufacturing Made in Germany is about words with substance, behind them are people who deliver on a promise with love and care. This means that every single work process is subject to a precise eye, from conception and research, to realisation when a new infrared cabin finds its way to you. What this means in detail and what the genesis of Made in Germany is like, you can read in the following lines.
Quality feature with history - An excursion overseas
On 23 August 1887, the lettering was born. Made in Germany was to appear on German knives from then on when the British Trademark Act was passed. The British were not amused: As manufacturers of valuable cutting tools such as razor blades, scissors and knives made of cast steel, they had to realise that copies of their work from Germany were increasingly circulating in Great Britain and its colonies. However, these were mass-produced items made of untempered cast iron, which could not attest to the quality of the British original. On some tools, for example, the words "Sheffield Made" were found, which of course did not correspond to the truth.
Angered by this and worried about competition, the British government was forced to act. They could well have introduced protective tariffs on German goods, but this would also have been to their own disadvantage: As an exporting nation, it was a real benefit for them at the time to face few global tariff barriers. So they chose instead to make a mark in another way from which they could profit and attribute a characteristic to German goods. Made in Germany was thus originally intended as a warning sign articulating a lack of quality. Who would have thought that the lettering once did not have a particularly good reputation? However, this was not to remain the case for long, because the story goes on: German manufacturers made an effort to be able to offer high-quality products on the market and caught up with this mentality at the end of the 19th century in order to free themselves from the stigma that had been placed on them. Now not only cutting tools were of the highest quality, but also furniture, fashion, other tools and much more increasingly came to the attention of domestic and foreign consumers. This is one of the reasons why today we speak of the German economic miracle at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century.
From history to the present - Physiotherm's promise
The Physiotherm brand has made a joint commitment to this very cause, based on its meaningful past and the responsibility that goes with it. We are aware of the ambition of earlier generations, who lived up to the words Made in Germany that we must continue to fulfil today. What does it mean when something is made in Germany? What has to be guaranteed in return? Where is the best place to start? We have decided to include the time-honoured tradition of manual work as a seal of quality in our infrared cabins and our activities. In times of mechanisation and machinery, it has never been more important to keep alive such a precious commodity as manufactory, which is threatening to gradually become a fossil. Only with manufacture can we ensure that everything we develop also meets a certain standard. Not only in the design of cabins or in the research and development department, which deals catchily with infrared technology, should people be behind it; reliable minds should also be at work in the production itself, so that the long journey from the idea to the design to the final result can be completed conscientiously.
We want to do our thing well and therefore focus on quality instead of quantity - even though the idea was originally born in Austria. So we keep it that way: Made in Germany - developed in Austria. And this dedication is something to be proud of: We have already received several awards with great pleasure and pride. They are testimony to the efforts we gladly make, goals we passionately pursue and want to make come true, always looking ahead. Because at the end of the day, it's all about your health, which we approach with care and an alert mind.