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About us

Freudenberg Group solutions ensure that the air in rooms is cleaner, that cars can drive and that wounds heal faster. And these are just three examples, representative of thousands of applications.

In 2023, Freudenberg stood out as an agile and flexible global technology company, with a scientifically based standard of progress. Our employees are experts in leading technological products, services and solutions that are used in thousands of applications and about 40 market segments. Our seals, vibration-control components, technical textiles, filters, cleaning technologies, special chemicals and medical-technology products make a valuable contribution to the success of our customers around the world. The company has been family-owned down to the present, and the values of founder Carl Johann Freudenberg have kept the company grounded. We have been true to them since 1849.

Financials for 2023

Freudenberg achieves impressive business performance

During its 175th anniversary year, Freudenberg is reporting more solid growth. Operating profit, sales and investments in research and development reached their highest-ever levels during fiscal year 2023.

Numbers & figures

Key Figures

The figures are taken from the latest Annual Report.​

Key Figures


Freudenberg Group 
Sales (€ million)11,902.8
Operating profit (€ million)1,081.6
Workforce (as at Dec. 31)52,241
Business Areas Sales (€ million) 
Seals and Vibration Control Technology*6,301.5
Technical Textiles and Filtration*2,587.7
Cleaning Technologies and Products*1,240.7
Workforce (as at Dec. 31) 
Seals and Vibration Control Technology29,748
Technical Textiles and Filtration11,026
Cleaning Technologies and Products3,682

* Including inter-company sales

The Freudenberg e-Power Systems Business Group was included as part of the Seals and Vibration Control Technology Business Area in 2022.


When technological systems, complex processes and sophisticated products work reliably, Freudenberg is often involved. Learn more about our portfolio and Business Groups.


In-depth expertise

As a global technology group and development partner to our customers, we set standards in technology, innovation and quality. Working closely with colleagues from various industries, with customers, partners, and the scientific community, we develop leading-edge technology products, solutions and services. With this promise, we make a valuable contribution to our customers’ long-term success.


Every day, all our employees contribute - through entrepreneurial thinking and action, through independent initiative and readiness to take on responsibility. Our promise of excellence makes complex manufacturing processes and high technology products possible. Their use is not always visible, but often essential.


The world is constantly changing. With our unique material, system and technology competence, we are always ready to face new developments and take an active role in shaping them. Starting with chrome tanning, the Simmerring radial shaft seal and sophisticated components in medical technology or for Mobility: For nearly 170 years, we have found forward-looking solutions to help our customers succeed and  make development more sustainable for the environment and society.


Strong company values are the yardstick for our how we think and act. They guide our daily interactions and they also define the values we use when dealing with customers, business partners, neighbors and the environment. This makes us a reliable partner around the world.

Freudenberg is still family-owned, making it independent, long-term oriented and responsible in its actions. What guided our company founder Carl Johann Freudenberg still applies today.

His “Allgemeinen Betrachtungen” (General Observations) from 1897 are the inspiration for our current Business Principles, which form the basis for our Guiding Principles. Every employee is an ambassador for these values and pledges to uphold an internal Code of Conduct that governs practical workplace issues such as compliance, workplace safety, health and environmental protection.

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