Innovations run like a red thread through our history. From patent leather and the Simmerring to sophisticated high-tech solutions, they have characterized the company since it was founded as a tannery by Carl Johann Freudenberg and a partner in 1849.
The Freudenberg Group has achieved success through change right from the start. The willingness to change was already described by Carl Johann Freudenberg as the key to long-term corporate management: “It means letting oneself be determined or carried by the prevailing conditions and endeavoring to make the best of every situation.” The ability to change has thus been part of our corporate philosophy from the very beginning.
Our unique history is an essential part of the way we understand ourselves as a family-owned company. We use this historical knowledge to successfully continue Freudenberg's history of innovation into the future.