Lake Chiemsee is as much a part of Bavaria’s Alps as home appliances are part of Traunreut. More than six decades BSH Hausgeräte GmbH has been producing ovens and developing innovations for the international market at its Traunreut site. Innovation has a long tradition in Traunreut: for example the first built-in oven, the hob with cooking sensors or the first built-in ovens with integrated microwave technology, perfect baking sensor and Home Connect function. BSH development team constantly develops new technical solutions. The oven factory is BSH’s largest site of the “cooking” division. Around 3,000 employees, including about 80 apprentices a year, manufacture an average of over two million appliances every year. As one of the region’s largest employers, BSH sets high standards: With state-of-the-art technology, ergonomic work stations as well as numerous qualification and development programmes. The development of ovens and hobs goes one step further. In the trough laboratory or in the oven laboratory: each product development department ensures the maximum functionality and safety of the appliances. The in-house application technology also uses special performance tests. Appliances are tested using standard recipes. Ultimately, every product should produce the very best cooking and baking results. Where there’s cake – there should also be coffee: the site’s competence centre for small home appliances also focuses on the development of fully-automated coffee machines. This is where the all-in-one solutions for true coffee enjoyment are produced. The enjoyment should be long-lasting. Therefore a great importance is attached to total quality management here. In endurance tests, for example, the damping functions when opening and closing oven doors are checked in order to guarantee a long and efficient life. Quality and sustainability in development, production and logistics: in keeping with this motto the factory has already transfers many of its shipments from road to rail, saving around one thousand lorry trips every year. 20 jumbo trucks and 8 rail wagons of home appliances leave the logistics department every day. A more innovative and economical use of energy and resources. In a sustainable way, BSH in Traunreut ensures premium quality across the board – today and in the future.