Piano manufacturing is also an outstanding European heritage. In view to the European Union, ‘Made in Europe’ is the logic expansion of the slogan ‘made in Germany’. The German Piano Manufacturer Association (Bundesverband Klavier e.V.) offers to all German based piano manufacturers a full membership and to all other European based piano manufacturers an associated membership. In both cases, the Association stands for highest standards of quality and reliability of the products of its members, reflecting the traditions and high standards in manufacturing of their members. The high standards of the German Piano Manufacturer Association is expressed by its signet, which symbolizes the origin of the pianos. Brands, which are allowed to use this protected signet underlie a certification by the German Piano Manufacturer Association based on strict criteria ‘Wilhelm’ pianos are based on the contemporary and innovative Schimmel designs and manufactured in a Schimmel-owned facility in Europe. As a result, ‘Wilhelm’ has received the certification ‘made in Europe’ of the German Piano Manufacturer Association (BVK).