October 26, 2016 3:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of Freudenberg & Co. KG

Company Overview

Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft provides various products and services for the passenger car and commercial vehicle, mechanical and plant engineering, textile and apparel, construction, mining and heavy industry, energy, chemical, oil and gas, medical technology, civil aviation, and rail vehicles sectors worldwide. The company develops and manufactures seals, vibration control technology components, nonwovens, filters, lubricants, specialty chemicals, and medical products. It also offers IT services; and household products under the vileda, O-Cedar, Wettex, Gala, Marigold, and SWASH brands. In addition, the company operates industrial parks. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft wa...

Höhnerweg 2-4

Weinheim,  69469


Founded in 1849

34,007 Employees


49 6201 80 0


49 6201 88 0

Key Executives for Freudenberg & Co. KG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board
Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Age: 58
Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions
Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Freudenberg & Co. KG Key Developments

Freudenberg Announces New Production Line for Car Headliners in China

Freudenberg & Co. KG has announced a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in eastern China. This enables Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens to meet increasing demand for high-quality car roof linings and especially for quality printed products in Asia. The company is currently the only manufacturer in China with its own printing facility. Freudenberg Performance Materials is the specialist nonwovens arm of Freudenberg. In China, it is represented by Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens, a joint venture with Japan Vilene Company, Tokyo. Freudenberg & Vilene Company headliners are based on nonwovens and can be finished in various ways to provide additional functionality. Apart from excellent abrasion resistance, outstanding acoustic properties and improved stain resistance, these products contribute to a marked reduction in vehicle weight when combined with other vehicle components. In addition, the company also uses a proportion of recycled products in the manufacture of its products. In this way, Freudenberg helps its customers to reduce their environmental footprint. The new facility will enable the company to increase its production volumes. Alongside the production of products for car interiors, Freudenberg & Vilene Company's product portfolio includes industrial nonwovens for the apparel industry, industrial ventilation and other technical applications.

Freudenberg to Build HUF 3.9 Billion Plant at Base in Hungary

Freudenberg will build a HUF 3.9 billion plant at its base in Kecskemet (C Hungary). The expansion at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies created 75 jobs, raising headcount at the company to 700. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies reported that the expanded production facility will produce about 9 million seals per month, mainly for the automotive industry.

Freudenberg Seeks Acquisitions In China And Abroad

Freudenberg & Co. KG is looking at merger and acquisition opportunities in China in a bid to expand its product portfolio and diversify its business, a senior executive said on May 18, 2016, China Daily reports. "We are constantly seeing companies as possible acquisitions, because it is part of our strategy to enlarge our footprint and stay ahead of the curve," said Hanno D. Wentzler, the Asia regional representative for Freudenberg. "It is very rare that we shed activities - we only consider buying others both from China and abroad," he said.

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