Technologies with a future

People with Spirit

Technologies with a future

People with Spirit

Freudenberg Spirit

Without Freudenberg, indoor air would not be as clean, cars would not drive and wounds would not heal as quickly. These are just three examples from thousands of our applications.

Freudenberg – a global technology group with around 50,000 employees in some 60 countries and annual sales of more than 9.3 billion euros in 2017. So much for the facts and figures. But what about the spirit? What drives us?

Commitment to excellence is how we help our customers advance. The industrial diversity that allows for ever more new applications. The innovation strength from our many years of material, system and technology competence, inspired by diverse teams. Values that have guided us for nearly 170 years. And the determination to take responsibility for the environment and society. The sum of it all equals the Freudenberg Spirit.

Facts & Figures

Key Figures

The figures are taken from the latest Annual Report.​
 

Key Figures

2017

   
Freudenberg Group  
   
Sales (€ million) 9,346
Consolidated profit 700.1
Workforce (as at Dec. 31) 47,653
   
Business Areas
Sales (€ million)
 
   
Seals and Vibration Control Technology* 5,412.5
Nonwovens and Filtration* 1,909.4
Household Products* 938.4
Specialties and Others* 1,342.3
   
Workforce (as at Dec. 31)  
   
Seals and Vibration Control Technology 31,686
Nonwovens and Filtration 8,175
Household Products 3,030
Specialties and Others 4,762

* Including intra-company sales

Portfolio

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

Portfolio


Together

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.

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.

Freudenberg products are often invisible, always essential and part of your daily routine.

Innovation

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 New 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.

The story of Freudenberg’s success is one of innovation. The permanent drive to work together and create something new, to master future challenges, is vital to stable and profitable growth.

Innovation

Starting with chrome tanning, the Simmerring radial shaft seal and sophisticated components in medical technology or for New 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.

The story of Freudenberg’s success is one of innovation. The permanent drive to work together and create something new, to master future challenges, is vital to stable and profitable growth.

Values

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, specifying practical workplace issues, including compliance, workplace safety, health and environmental protection.
 

Carl Johann Freudenberg

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.

Carl Johann Freudenberg


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