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Freudenberg invests 15 million euros in a Brazilian site

News International-French

11 May 2016

The Group has inaugurated a plant in the city of Valinhos in the federal state Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Chem-Trend and SurTec, both part of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Business Group, are located there. In the state-of-the-art facility, speciality release agents, process chemicals and chemical surface treatment solutions are developed, manufactured and marketed. 

SurTec and Chem-Trend have already been operating in Brazil for decades. The new site comprises the research and development, manufacturing, administration, sales functions, logistics and warehouses of both companies, facilitating the maximum leverage of synergy potentials. Achieving faster response times for an even better customer service has been an important objective. The customers come from various industries, including automotive, aerospace, shoe manufacturing, wind energy, civil construction, general industry and home appliances.

The size of the site amounts to 29,000 square meters, of which 11,000 square consist of buildings. The maximum manufacturing capacity is 13,000 tons of release agents, process aids and chemical surface treatment products per annum. Some 120 colleagues are employed at the Freudenberg site.

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