european kitchen brands

Europeans have been producing kitchens, in factories (vs. carpenter’s shops) for about 100 years now.

The countries that have the largest amount of kitchen brands are: Italy and Germany. They probably produce about 90% of the kitchens sold in Europe. They also are the largest exporters of kitchens outside of Europe.  

You will also find some large kitchen factories in England, France, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and other European countries.

On the right side of the page are the European kitchen companies, by country. If you know a kitchen company, that is not listed, please contact us and will gladly add it.


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  1. hey anyone who can help me for Italian Modular Kitchen brand plz catch me on my email as we are alrdy in market of Modular Kitchen…

    E-Mail :

  2. Steve welsh

    Hi there,

    I’ve got some major issues with some Xenia line doors from Brigitte-kuchen. Large chunks of the laquer on my glass doors has peeled and just fallen away from the glass, its atruly shocking mess !Has anyone else had these problems of does anyone have a copy of their warranty / guarantee for their products they could send me ?

    I hope this doesn’t happen to you !


  3. Hi KitchenGuy,

    We are looking into modular kitchen brands in India; Bangalore to be specific. We are exploring quite a lot of brands like Nolte, Hacker, Alno, Veneta Cucine, Cucine Lube, Snaidero, Aran as of now. I think Poggenpohl will be way out of budget for us. Would you have any recommendations in terms of brands? I would understand if you did not have an idea wrt service, delivery of these brands in India.


    • Koel – it is very hard to answer your question, because these brands are all over the place (high, medium and low end), plus, many of them have “good, better & best” models, in their own offerings…
      Sorry, but you must be much more specific and narrow the number of brands down, in order for me to be able to respond intelligently and without writing a whole book… :)

      • Oops , ok I guess I was expecting you to do a kind of ranking for me like A-1, B-2, etc but yes it’s big list. Let me do some hunting around and then get back to you with a narrowed down list.

  4. Hi,

    I am in the process of becoming dealer for some German and Italian kitchen brands. The options are as follow:

    Alno, Pronorm, Hacker, Schuller and Leicht
    Pedini, ??

    Please kindly suggest 2-3 med/high end Italian brands.

    Please note this is for London area.
    Many thanks

    Pedini, Snaidero, Scavolini.

    • Sam – not 100% sure, who is alreday represtented in London, but check out my Top 20 List – these are all great.

      • Hi Sam, I am the UK Sales Director for Aran and would be happy to speak with you dependent on which part of London you are? I know we are not in kitchenguy’s top 20 but hoping to change that! Aran are the best selling Italian kitchens in the world and although competitively priced use 18mm water resistant carcasses with all the blum internals you see in a Poggenpohl for example. The range is huge and offers plenty of design options as well working with designers such as Karim Rashid.

    • Have you considered Comprex? Don’t go to London Comprex though!
      Go direct.

      You didn’t mention Schröder in your list of German products, very flexible and impressive commercial door range.

  5. Hi Kitchenguy,

    We are shopping for a kitchen system and came across Dada. I wonder how does Dada rank against eggersmann and poliform varenna?


  6. Dear kitchenguy,
    Thank you very much for the amazing blog.
    I am in the market for a handless minimal kitchen. I short listed modulanuova , Leicht and a Minimal kitchen. How do you rank these kitchen? Have you come across Minimal sliding worktop solution, do you recommend it ? Many thanks

  7. Hi,
    How would you compare euromobil to veneta cucine and nolte in terms of quality and price.
    What would be the starting range for a euromobil kitchen?

  8. Kitchenguy,

    You should have a blog centred around the comments and consultation that you give:) I know that you highly recommend Hacker possibly over Nolte. Funnily when I visited both places, I felt that the quality of the material used in Nolte kitchens was better ( even if slightly ) than comparable ones in Hacker. Added to the fact, that I got a door-bitch treatment at Hacker, I am a bit in doubt over considering it. Hence the question is why do you prefer Hacker to Nolte. Also, does a dealer make a difference. The designers sitting there look too young to inspire confidence in me so I am thinking of filtering on the basis of brand, design and dealer.

    • T20 – Haecker is simply a couple of steps above Nolte…
      The designer/showroom/installer are very importent!
      Take it all under consideration when choosing.

  9. Hi kitchenguy,

    Glad to see you back. Apologies if you answered my question before but RWK or Hacker Classic?


  10. Bharatnesa

    Hi Kitchenguy, how do you rate Scavollini, Veneta cucine and Aran?

  11. Hi Kitchenguy, can you please rate poliform varenna,poggenpohl,nolte, Haecker brands in the order of superiority. Is there a specific reason for ranking in the order that you wish to rank.

    • Mahesh – Haecker, Poggenpohl, Varenna, Nolte. based on design, value, quality and service.
      Good luck!

  12. Hi

    Can you give me the difference between
    poggenpohl kitchen and Schmidt


    • Ismail – the two are similar – go with the one that you like better. either the product, the design, the designer or the showroom.
      Good luck!

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  14. Hi
    We live in Johannesburg, South Africa and have narrowed down our choice to Siematic S2 and Snaidero Ola/Way. While Seimatic is more expensive, how will you rate the two brands in terms of quality, design & functionality?

  15. Ammar Cucine

    Hi Kitchenguy ,

    Im a kitchen showroom owner located in Bahrain, and I am considering in selling Italian kitchens. However, Im a bit troubled in choosing the right product to sell in terms of quality, price, design and service. I know this answer might be easy, but im currently down with 2 brands. Stosa Cucine or Pedini.

    What would you recommend? and why? (Remember in terms of quality, price, design and service)


    • Ammar Cucine – this is very easy – Pedini. Better quality, selection and more suitable for export.

  16. chingkin

    Hello kitchenguy,

    First of all apologize for the upcoming big questions…I am from Hong Kong and am actually doing some researches on kitchen brands in the market. Putting brand image aside, based on concept of “good value for money” (good design & product quality), could you please rank for the below brands? Of course, I understand that which brand below might have high-end line or low-end line but please suggest based on an average view of your understanding.

    Toto Kitchen

    Secondly, if which company(s) you will be putting under these categories of description:
    (1) design-driven (emphasizes on product design)
    (2) price-driven (being cost effective, even cheap)
    (3) brand & marketing-driven (emphasizes on brand building)

    Big big thanks here!!

    • chingkin – this is not a question, but rather an industry study you’re asking for… :) If you’d like to hire us to do this study, we will be willing to consider it, but answering it like that is just not professional… Also Kohler (I’m assuming that is the brand you misspeled) and Totoare not kitchen brands, but plumbing companies.

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