Freudenberg - Innovating Together

Freudenberg - Innovating Together

Weinheim in the Rhine-Neckar Region

The headquarters of the Freudenberg Group are situated in Weinheim in the Rhine-Neckar region of southern Germany. Most Freudenberg companies have their headquarters here too, and this is where the heart of our research and development operation beats. Thanks to its distinct cultural and leisure offering, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is one of the most diverse areas in Germany. The varied regional cuisine and numerous award-winning wines from four different wine-producing areas give the Rhine-Neckar region a unique culinary character. Fans of culture can enjoy over 200 museums and more than 110 theaters and cabarets, as well as 15 major festivals. There is also plenty for sports fans to enjoy. The Rhine-Neckar region is home to Germany's ice hockey championship record-holders, Adler Mannheim, as well as the top handball club Rhein-Neckar Löwen and the German major league soccer club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

The Science Region Rhine-Neckar

In education, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is one of Germany's pioneers. Founded in 1386, Ruprecht Karls University is the oldest university in Germany and enjoys an international reputation, especially in medicine. In all, the region has 90,000 students at 22 universities and colleges, which maintain close contact with the Freudenberg Group and many other successful companies. The Rhine-Neckar region employs more than twice as many people in research roles than the national average. This is an important factor for Freudenberg's innovation strength.

Internationally successful industry

The region's above-average level of research also pays dividends for industry. The integration of business and science is one of the cornerstones of the region's success and makes it one of the most important business locations in Germany. An above-average number of listed companies have their headquarters here. SMEs are also well represented, alongside "hidden champions" and global players like the Freudenberg Group.

Outstanding transport infrastructure

One of the reasons behind the economic strength of the region is its situation on the borders of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. The Rhine-Neckar region is characterized by its excellent infrastructure, regardless of whether you travel by car, plane or train. With the A5 and A6 interstates, two of the most important German highways intersect in the Rhine-Neckar triangle. Handling 58 million passengers a year, the airport in Frankfurt-am-Main is Europe's third largest. Lying just a short distance away, it offers direct flights and connections to destinations around the world. Mannheim Central rail station is one of the largest railway junctions in southern Germany. As the second largest ICE (inter-city express) hub in Germany, it not only connects national cities. Travelers can reach Paris in just three hours and there are direct links to many other European cities.