The educational products of the Heutink International brands are manufactured at different production locations in the Netherlands, China and Sri Lanka. Each location has its own specialty.

What all production sites have in common is a shared commitment to attain high-grade craftsmanship, complete involvement by the brand, pursuing perfection and a high dose of social responsibility. Moreover, each supply chain member operates in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which they operate. 

During each production process sustainable, advanced technologies with human skills and attention are combined. The safety of children and care for the environment lead the production processes. Hence, the focus is at all times on developing high-quality and safe educational products. Heutink International main production principles are quality, safety, and durability. 


The Heutink International manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible. All high quality and durable educational toys are manufactured with sustainable raw materials, such as wood from planted European forests and European water-based inks and paints.

Forest Stewardship Council

Suppliers are influenced to buy FSC certified wood raw materials as much as possible, which promotes environmentally sound and economically robust forestry.

ISO Certification

All the Heutink International manufacturing facilities are certified by the ISO 9001-Quality Management System Standard and the ISO 14001-Environmental Management System Standard.

Toy Safety

The Heutink International educatonal materials meet the rigorous demands of various toy manufacturing safety regulations and comply with the Directive 2009/48/EC regarding toy safety, including EN71 and ASTM.

Nienhuis Montessori materials creation process

One of Heutink International specialisms is Montessori education, which places great emphasis on attention, involvement and perfection. These fundamental elements are not just critical to the use of the materials, but also form the basis for their creation.

For over 80 years, Nienhuis Montessori products have been produced using these distinctive and traditional methods. A great deal of love into shape, color and character is invested in manufacturing the materials.

The video below gives insight in how the Nienhuis Montessori materials are made by hand: