About us

Innovating Together

We are inspired by technology and innovation. For us, striving together for solutions that support global sustainability is both our motivation as well as our concept for success. We live “Innovating Together” across Business Groups and world regions. This enables us to provide our customers with solutions and answers to tomorrow’s questions, today.

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, IT services and the most modern cleaning products.

Innovation strength, strong customer orientation, diversity and team spirit are the cornerstones of Freudenberg. Commitment to excellence, reliability and proactive, responsible action belong to our company’s core values lived for more than 165 years.

In 2016, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 48,000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of approximately €8.6 billion.

Key Figures

The figures are taken from the latest annual report.​

Key Figures (Pro-rata*)


Freudenberg Group  
Sales (euro million) 8,590​
Consolidated profit 1,095​
Workforce (as at Dec. 31) 48,010
Business Areas
Sales (euro million)
Seals and Vibration Control Technology** 4,879
Nonwovens and Filtration** 1,812
Household Products** 859
Specialties and Others** 1,271
Workforce (as at Dec. 31)  
Seals and Vibration Control Technology 32,162
Nonwovens 8,334
Household Products 2,962
Specialties and Others 4,552​
* The 50:50 joint ventures are consolidated on a pro-rata basis.​
** Including intra-company sales