BIG-SPIELWARENFABRIK GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany’s major toy producers and an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic toys. The world's most successful ride-on, the BIG Bobby Car, has become one of the strongest toy brands in Germany.
Some of our core brands/licenses:
In short, the BIG brand represents high quality and child-friendly design. The company logo - the BIG buffalo - is symbolic of BIG products: strong, robust, resistant. Quality and safety are the top priority in all that we do.
Extensive experience in child-related products and plastics production ensures BIG product developers know exactly what is being asked of them. All our toys are suitable for each respective age group and ergonomically designed, while making a positive contribution to a child’s development.
BIG stands for:
The BIG production plant in Burghaslach, located next to the A3 motorway between Würzburg and Nuremberg: Covering 320,000 square metres in total, it is home to one of the most modern toy factories in Europe.
The toys are produced using both blow moulding and injection moulding processes. We operate on a three shift system. More than one million BIG products leave our premises each year.
BIG products are fully tested both in-house and by external organisations before they reach the marketplace. As a result of this, only the best quality and safe toy products are allowed to leave our factory.
The labels and safety marks of independent institutes as well as our own logos provide reassurance about the high level of quality and safety. Below you will find a brief overview with information about the most important awards and quality labels in the toy sector and at BIG.
By usage of masterbatch with high UV-stability and optimal colour fastness the BIG-products are solid and unfading even after long insolation. On low UV-stability the colour gets quickly fading and the plastic material gets crumbly and can crack. If the BIG products will not be used for longer time we recommend to cover the items or store them inside to protect them against fading and material damages by strong solar radiation which cannot be avoided in the long run.
The CE-Mark (Communauté Européenne) certifies that a product conforms to the minimum requirements of the respective EC Diriectives. All manufacturers are obliged to place the CE Mark on all products which fall within the jurisiction of the EC-Directives (e.g. toys).
For more information see www.lga.de
GS stands for "geprüfte Sicherheit", or tested for safety, and the GS mark is a voluntary mark of safety recognised far beyond Germany. In the field of consumer and workplace protection, it is intended to be a guarantee that technical requirements for safety have been met, and that they are tested and regularly monitored by an independent institution (an authorised body, such as LGA QualiTest GmbH). The German Equipment and Product Safety Act lays down how the award is to be made.
For more information see www.tuv.com/de/deutschland/home.jsp
The "spiel gut Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel und Spielzeug e.V." is a non-profit consumer counseling specialized on toys and games. It informs parents, educators, manufacturers and all other persons and institutions being engaged with children and playthings. The test of toys effects on the initiative of the task force.
For more information see www.spielgut.de
For more than 20 years the ÖKO-TEST-PUBLISHER tests products on health risks, their benefit as well as their compatibility of environment. The test results get republished in the magazins of the plublisher.
For more information see www.oekotest.de
„The golden Rocking Horse/Das Goldene Schaukelpferd“ of the magazin Familie&Co stands for toys, which are especially sophisticated, educational reasonable, suitable for children and fancy. It is the only toy award within the German speaking regions directly selected by consumers.
For more informaton see www.familie.de
The MOMMY Award is an annual people's choice award organised by the renowned internet community NetMoms.de. This prize is awarded to particularly family-friendly products and brands. Mums are encouraged to put forward their favourite products and services at NetMoms.de. Community members then vote for the best products and brands for children and families.