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The company GUMMIVOGT

GUMMIVOGT was founded in 1946 and has been family-owned for three generations.

Our production takes place exclusively at our company headquarters in Arnsberg (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

GUMMIVOGT products are produced with the company's own systems. Thanks to our in-house mould, tool and system construction, we have full control over our production and can also react extremely flexibly to the production requirements of our customers.

Our ethical guidelines are laid down in GUMMIVOGT’s Code of Conduct.

Samples, prototypes, pre-production and production deliveries

GUMMIVOGT sends samples of individual products to traders on request. The samples serve to provide a haptic and optical perception of the components concerned and they can also be used for a trial installation. 

The STEP files can be request as required. 

It is the aim of this free service to provide the customers with a fast and trouble-free possibility of obtaining a true impression of the product. This is why the number of possible sample requests is restricted to 5 different products. Each sample bags also includes a maximum of 5 components. 

Prototype components serves to develop prototypes and the functional testing in the respective environment. The required quantity can be ordered and incurs costs. Pre-production components can be ordered should larger quantities be required. They serve an extended and detailed testing of the GUMMIVOGT products in the scope of the customer´s process automation. 

Production deliveries ultimately comprise the required quantity of products that exactly meet customer requirements. The prices are based on the quantity and the respective product specifications. Production offers can also be requested using our request form.

Legal requirements and regulations

GUMMIVOGT checks all its raw material suppliers for compliance with RoHS Directive according to the EU regulation in the current version.

GUMMIVOGT checks all its raw material suppliers for compliance with the China RoHS Directive according to the currently valid version of the regulation.

We are in constant dialogue with our suppliers and check whether they comply with the requirements of the REACH regulation EC No. 1907/2006.

The materials used in our products are communicated, archived and managed within the IMDS system. Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers can thus fulfil their obligations arising from national and international norms, standards, laws and regulations. The IMDS data will be provided as part of the Initial Sample Test Report or PSW (Part Submission Warrant) reports.

The compounds we purchase do not contain PFOA in accordance with the POP Regulation (2019/1021).

PFAS are a group of industrial chemicals comprising a very large number of substances. They are organic compounds in which the hydrogen atoms are completely ("perfluorinated") or partially ("polyfluorinated") replaced by fluorine atoms. Due to their special properties, they have been widely used for a long time in many industrial sectors and also in the household.

No PFASs are used in the compounds we purchase.

The UBA (German Federal Environment Agency), together with authorities from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, has submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency for the EU-wide restriction of PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances). This has now been published. In the future, the production, use and marketing of all PFASs - with exceptions - are to be restricted. The restriction will therefore come into force in 2025 at the earliest.

We currently do not process any declarable substances from which declarable waste could arise. In the event of a change, the information will of course be passed on in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH regulation), information obligations according to Article 33 of the Waste Framework Directive.

Our products comply with the requirements of the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 (h)

In this context, GUMMIVOGT takes into account both the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the EU regulation on conflict minerals (Regulation EU 2017/821). Under these provisions, companies must check the country of origin of certain minerals used (in particular: tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold). The companies also undertake to review their supply chains in this regard. If the minerals originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or other similar conflict areas, the companies or their suppliers must, as part of their obligation of due diligence, state whether the metals were extracted in a responsible manner. This is intended in particular to prevent child and forced labour, environmental destruction and the mining of metals by armed groups.

Mica are platelet-shaped minerals that are characterized by their special luster. This is why they are used, among other things, in the coatings industry for special gloss effects. They are not processed in the rubber sector.

California Proposition 65 is a special drinking water standard for the USA only, which is updated irregularly. This standard is not followed by our compound suppliers and therefore cannot be confirmed.

We do not purchase compounds containing paint wetting impairment substances (LABS). The rubber compounds used do not contain any silicone-containing or fluorine-containing substances as recipe components (silicone content < 0.1 %).

Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) is a flame retardant and belongs to the group of polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The mixtures we use do not contain DecaBDE according to Annex XVII of the EU Chemicals Regulation REACH.

The raw materials used in the production of the elastomers do not contain any animal derived ingredients (ADI). If the production of the elastomer does not contain any ADI in terms of origin, production and treatment, they cannot cause prion diseases such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).

Quality and service

GUMMIVOGT has established an externally tested and certified quality management system to ensure product quality. It ensures that all quality requirements are met in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. In addition, there is a strict internal monitoring of all processes involved in production by the entire staff.

Our raw material suppliers are obliged to comply with all legal requirements and regulations, including updating them, and inform us as downstream users about relevant changes. We ensure the consistently high quality and further development of our products through long-term cooperation and constant exchange of experiences with our suppliers.

An overview of the material properties and material designations of our products can be found here.

Our product catalogue is available for download.

You can easily configure sample and quotation requests for products on the respective product pages. After clicking on the products, you will automatically be forwarded to the form for sample and quotation requests.

Custom-made designs in economical batch sizes are possible. Please let us know your requirements!

Many products are available in different hardnesses, colours and materials. If you are looking for other options than those listed on the website, please let us know your requirements!

The components from GUMMIVOGT are loosely packed in polybags. Delivery is then made in cardboard folding boxes by an international parcel service (currently DPD). On the cartons are self-adhesive delivery note pockets with the corresponding shipping documents For orders that consist of several packages duet to the quantity, the sequential number of the packages is noted on the shipping label (e.g. 1/2).