- Investments totaling millions of euros: tour of the production facility for gas diffusion layers, a key component for fuel cells and electrolysis units
- Visit to the Training Center: number of apprenticeships boosted by 40 percent
Weinheim, November 2, 2023. Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the Weinheim headquarters of the Freudenberg Group today. The visit focused on a tour of the production facility for gas diffusion layers, a key component for fuel cells and electrolysis units. Freudenberg has invested millions of euros in the plant. The reason for the investments is growing demand from customers from Europe, North America and Asia. “With future-oriented technologies like this, Freudenberg is enabling and forging ahead with the energy transition as a component supplier,” said Dr. Mohsen Sohi, CEO of the Freudenberg Group. He welcomed the Federal Chancellor and gave an overview of technologies, markets and customers. The Federal Chancellor then visited the Training Center, where about 280 apprentices are being trained in future-oriented technologies on highly advanced equipment. On the occasion of the visit, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz said: "Freudenberg is one of the "hidden champions" in Germany with a very long tradition and great innovative strength. A company that has always evolved and responded decisively to change. We need all this in our country, which is facing enormous changes."