Gollnest & Kiesel

For 40 years Goki has been producing wooden toys and making the world more colourful. they make wooden toys so that childhood remains an adventure. In 1981, Gerhard Gollnest and Fritz-Rüdiger Kiesel founded what is now the largest toy company in northern Germany. They are now supported in the management by Frank Jungclaus and Thorsten Koss. More than 450 goki employees worldwide are busy making childhood and children's rooms more colourful.  Goki toys are designed to inspire children's imaginations and develop their creativity and motor skills. With their durable and high-quality materials, they provide a safe and enjoyable learning and play experience.

"Based on the philosophy of Fritz-Rüdiger Kiesel to 'give back to nature', we pledge to contribute to the reforestation of Schleswig-Holstein on an annual basis with a tree planted for each newborn. We have planted over 400,000 beech, oak, and maple trees since 2004, and will continue to do so for years to come."


Forest trees like beech, maple and spruce can stand for up to 80 years before being harvested responsibly. We strive to use this wood to craft the highest quality wooden toys and have dedicated ourselves to this goal for the past 40 years.


At goki, we prioritize responsible toy-making: Their wooden components are sourced from sustainable European forestry.

They make every effort to produce our products in an eco-friendly, recyclable manner. They have boldly aimed to eliminate PVC, PU, ABS and PS from every toy, and we've replaced these materials with sustainable alternatives. Their three brands - goki, HEIMESS and HOLZTIGER - are dedicated to high-quality growth: We have planted 400,000 trees to date, and hope they will be enjoyed in the same spirit.

Their global social commitment is clear. For example, they have established schools in places such as Mali, Peru and Uganda, providing educational opportunities to those who had to work in mines and other places previously. Additionally, in their own factory in China, they adhere to western standards for occupational health and safety and pay wages well above the collective agreement. It goes without saying that no goki toys are made by children, but rather, FOR children.