Ballerina has once again topped a survey of German kitchen manufacturers.
German research company Markt Intern polled trade customers to assess 16 manufacturers in 10 categories for 2016/17, which included product quality, complaints handling, trading margins, order processing, trade communication, and product design.
The survey, carried out every two years, put Rempp-Küchen in second place again and Bauformat moved up one to be ranked third.
However, making the biggest improvement since 2014 was Leicht, moving up from 17th to fourth place.
Following in fifth was Beckermann, which made its first appearance on the leader board.
Brands that slipped down the rankings included Schüller (5th to 8th), Sachsenküchen (6th to 10th), Zeyko (3rd to 11th), SieMatic (9th to 12th) and Rational (10th to 15th).