You are interested in the life journey of our Products, starting from their development, along the production and through to the consumer? On this page we give you an insight into the production process.
About the NICO trademark
For more than 60 years now, fireworks have been sold under the name of NICO. In Germany, the trademark is well-known and has an excellent reputation. Also in the future, the NICO trademark should stand for high-quality, safe, and innovative fireworks.
Product management and development
NICO Europe realizes the complete product management and development of a 2,000 single article product range for the entire NICO group. Product visions and developments are designed, tested, and prepared for their approval here. The legal conformity of the future products is reviewed and matched in close cooperation with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM). The final implementation of the product takes place with the manufacturers in China and their respective exporters.
The manufacturing of our products to a large extent takes place in Far East. The factories in China commissioned by us have centuries of experience in producing fireworks for countries all over the world. Our factories fulfill european quality and safety requirements. Of course, in the manufacturing of our products we put a lot of stress on fair working and existence conditions in the factories producing for us. Therefore we, as well as most of our suppliers, are members of BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), and strictly comply with the BSCI Code of Conduct, which the following issues are regulated by:
• freedom of assembly and right to collective bargaining for every employee
• prohibition of discrimination
• compliance with statutory maximum working hours and holidays
• appropriate wages in compliance with statutory minimum wages
• health and safety at the workplace
• prohibition of child, forced or compulsory labor, as well as of disciplinary measures
• compliance with environmental and safety standards
Quality assurance and inspection
The quality assurance and inspectation consists of a multi-stage system. The first inspectations already take place in Far East, directly at the production. In China, the company ITQS (International Technical and Quality Services Ltd.), which has been granted the license by the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), is commissioned by us for the direct inspection of the NICO products, during and after the production. Specified inspection parameters are being examined directly on site in order to record any deviations from the approval and to discover manufacturing defects. Defective items thus can not even reach the German market. A second inspection of the products takes place in Germany. NICO Europe has been audited for independent quality inspection by the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).