História

As relações comerciais com o Brasil datam praticamente do surgimento do Grupo Freudenberg.

A Freudenberg no Brasil

1853-54
Business relationship with Ziese & Co. in Rio de Janeiro (purchase of skins and leather sales)

Desde 1912 there has been a general agent for Latin and South America (purchasing and sales) including Brazil with P. Oberstgab Entry into the Brazilian market didn’t take place until 1958

1958
In Agudos / Brazil an abandoned coffee plantation is acquired and afforested. Following that a wood-working factory (chipboard, veneer) is built in its place. 1958-1972 Agreements with the Orion company in São Paulo, Brazil, for the manufacture of seals.

1971
Klüber Lubrication Indústria e Comércio Ltda. in Barneri, S.P. founded.

1973-1985
Gustav Hoffmann takes a stake in the Brazilian childrens’ shoe factory Calcados Ortopé S.A. in Gramado/Brazil.

1973
Stake in the sealing factory Rubrasil S.A. in São Paulo established in 1958.

1973
Stake Recouro S.A , Rio de Janeiro, (reclaimed leather products). The stake was sold in 1984.

1985
Acquisition of Intece in Jacareí, Brazil from the French company Chargeurs (today Freudenberg Não Tecidos Ltda.).

1985-1987
Reorganisation of corporate legal structure for CAFMA, FIMSA and Intece (Partnerships).

1988
With the involvement of Freudenberg and NOK, Rubrasil was renamed Freudenberg NOK – Componentes Ltda. The Brazilian wood operations were sold.

1998
The Joint Venture Vibracoustic do Brasil Ltda. was founded with Woco do Brasil Ltda.

2013
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies opens a new production facility in Jacarei, Brazil. The Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center South America, headquartered in Alphaville near São Paulo is opened.

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