Howell, Mich. (PRWEB) June 30, 2016
Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development and production of high-performance release agents, purging compounds and other ancillary molding products, and its parent company Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) announced the recent ground-breaking ceremony for the construction and expansion of its facilities in the Maisach Gernlinden area outside Munich, Germany. Chem-Trend’s European headquarters, already located at the site, will expand as part of the project to create an approximately $45 million complex that will also encompass facilities and services for two additional FCS business units, Klüber Lubrication Munich and OKS Specialty Lubricants. FCS is a member of the Freudenberg Group, a technology company active throughout the world.
When complete, the development will feature a newly created shared European logistics center for the three companies as well as state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities with additional office space and onsite storage capabilities for Chem-Trend.
“The new logistics center is extremely important for our companies,” said Hanno D. Wentzler, CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities. “Over the past few years, the infrastructure at our sites in the Munich region and the facilities of some of our regional entities has increasingly restricted our activities. We can now eliminate these bottlenecks and further improve our ability to meet the needs of our customers in the years ahead.”
The groundwork for this expansion was laid in 2007 when Freudenberg acquired commercial property in the immediate vicinity of the existing Chem-Trend and OKS facilities in Maisach.
The complex, which will house about 120 employees collectively, is set to include 16,600 square meters in space for the logistics center, small container filling unit and administrative area. Another 2,700 square meters will be dedicated to the laboratories, technology center and additional offices. Further space will be reserved for storage areas, offices and technical systems. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.
“Tasks which have been distributed between different European FCS companies will be centralized at Maisach in the future,” said Hanno D. Wentzler. “With this development, our companies located there will have the space they need for production and expansion in line with their requirements. Our customers will also benefit from short delivery times as a result of the very good connections to national and international freight transport routes.”
For Chem-Trend, the expanded site further enhances its global presence and capacity to support growth throughout the region. “This represents a significant investment in our infrastructure and a continued commitment to delivering innovative technology and unparalleled service to our customers in European markets,” said Devanir Moraes, Chem-Trend president and CEO.
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About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about €960 million. More information at http://www.fcs-munich.com
Founded in 1960, Chem-Trend is a global organization focused on delivering value-adding solutions to improve quality, reduce costs and boost the productivity of molding and casting operations. Chem-Trend offers a globally integrated network of experienced, knowledgeable and insightful production and technical experts in all major manufacturing regions around the world. Chem-Trend serves global manufacturers through offices in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. As a member of the Freudenberg Group, Chem-Trend adheres to the group’s “Guiding Principles,” which include commitments to providing value for customers, innovation, leadership, encouraging the well-being and development of our people, corporate and personal responsibility, and a long-term orientation. Chem-Trend’s company culture, which is intertwined with the “Guiding Principles,” drives the organization to deliver exceptional value to its customers through its high standards for conduct. For more information, visit http://www.chemtrend.com.