Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Profile

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is one of 16 global subsidiaries of the Freudenberg Group. Since 2011, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has combined the activities of the previous Freudenberg Seals and Vibration Control Technology Europe and the Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies in the Americas, under one organization.

With its partners NOK Corporation, Japan, Sigma Freudenberg NOK, India and NOK-Freudenberg Group China, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is a global organization that provides customers with high quality, custom-engineered products and processes that consistently meet exacting industry standards.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in Europe

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, is the European holding company of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a subsidiary of the Freudenberg Group.

Formerly known as Freudenberg Seals and Vibration Control Technology Europe, Freudenberg Sealing technologies (FST) is a supplier and development partner for customers in industries including automotive, mechanical engineering, process technology, medical technology, food and pharmaceutical, agriculture and construction machinery.

Since developing the Simmerring® in 1932, FST has grown in size and strength and today offers customers an ever expanding range of sealing solutions and technological competencies. Regardless of whether the project requires an individually-customized solution or a complete package of products, FST’s success is based on in-depth process knowledge, innovative development methods and the highest quality materials.

FST in Europe has approximately 8,000 employees working in 22 manufacturing facilities in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas is represented by Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (FNST), a joint venture partnership between Freudenberg & Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan.

Established in 1989 to address the sealing needs of customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, FNST has become a leading producer of elastomeric materials and precision molded products for the aerospace, aftermarket, automotive, fluid power, appliance, energy, food and beverage, construction, recreational, industrial and chemical industries.

Today, as part of the FST global subsidiary, FNST maintains a leading-edge focus in the Americas on the core competencies of sealing and elastomeric technologies. The company relentlessly pursues product and process perfection through proprietary lean manufacturing and Six Sigma programs. It is a valued development partner for OEMs and system suppliers seeking reduced warranty and total costs and an innovative industry leader. And it invests in its people and its communities through extensive training and community partnership programs.

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., and has 23 manufacturing, research and sales facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Malaysia. The company employed 4,700 people in 2011.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in China and India

Freudenberg Sealing technologies is represented in India and Asia by NOK-Freudenberg Group China and Sigma Freudenberg NOK, India and. The organization has also established close working ties in Asia with NOK Corp. in Japan.

NOK-Freudenberg Group China is a joint venture partnership between Freudenberg & Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. The joint venture supplies seals and gaskets to numerous European, American, Japanese and Chinese automotive and general industry customers working in China.

With approximately 1,800 employees in Hong, Kong and China, NOK-Freudenberg Group China builds technological leadership and unsurpassed quality into all of its products and processes. The company continues to expand its product portfolio to meet evolving industry needs and works closely with its customers on the development of unique technology innovations.

FST also continues to invest in the rapidly growing markets in India through its 10-year-old joint venture, Sigma Freudenberg NOK. The company supplies vehicle manufacturers, Indian joint venture partners of international carmakers, and their suppliers with damper seals, radial shaft seals and valve stem seals for engines. The components are manufactured at the joint venture’s production