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SOURCE Freudenberg North America
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg, a German diversified technology group of companies, today celebrated the grand opening of its North America Regional Corporate Center in Plymouth, Michigan, with a ceremony attended by state, county and township representatives, business partners and associates.
"The opening of the Regional Corporate Center is the next step in Freudenberg's commitment to North American market. We chose Metro Detroit to locate our Corporate Center because of the proximity of our already established Freudenberg businesses in the area and easy access from more than 80 Freudenberg locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica," says Dr. Mohsen Sohi, Speaker of the Board of the Freudenberg Group.
Freudenberg has had its presence in the U.S. since 1920's and manufacturing presence since 1960's. As a mature market with wealth of opportunities for growth in important industries including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, chemical, medical, construction and alternative energy, North America is one of the most important regions for Freudenberg companies. Almost 8,000 employees work for one of the 15 Freudenberg companies in North America.
The Regional Corporate Center represents the parent company's corporate functions in North America and is responsible for implementation of corporate functions such as tax, finance/treasury, human resources, legal, communications, methods & processes audits and customs. Corporate Center employees assist individual Freudenberg Business Groups by providing local expertise and by combining and leveraging know-how from business groups and corporate functions.
"We are thrilled to join the Plymouth business community and are proud of our new energy efficient, modern office space. We are also happy to be able to provide a "home away from home" to our colleagues from different Freudenberg businesses by offering them state-of-the art meeting and training facilities and a central location for knowledge and information exchange," says Leesa Smith, Freudenberg North America president and regional representative.
The new Corporate Center is located at 47774 West Anchor Court in Plymouth, Michigan and is adjacent to the regional headquarters of Freudenberg's largest business in North America, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. The 13,500 sq. feet building features open workspace concept and is currently undergoing the process of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification in line with Freudenberg's Guiding Principle of "Responsibility" in corporate citizenship and environment protection.
About the Freudenberg Group: The Freudenberg Group is a family-owned company offering customers technologically advanced and support-intensive products and services. The Group develops and manufactures seals, vibration control technology components, filters, nonwovens, surface treatment products, release agents and specialty lubricants, medical technology and mechatronic products. Freudenberg also develops software solutions and IT services primarily for small and medium-sized enterprises. Consumers enjoy Freudenberg's state-of-the-art household products marketed under the vileda®, O-Cedar®, Wettex®, Gala® and SWASH® brands. In 2012 the Freudenberg Group had 37,453 employees in 57 countries and generated revenue of more than 6.3 billion euros. More information about Freudenberg is available on the internet under www.freudenberg.com.
About Freudenberg in North America: Freudenberg North America Limited Partnership is the North American holding company for Freudenberg & Co. of Weinheim, Germany that owns a family of companies which operate 15 unique businesses at 58 locations in North America. Together, these companies provide innovative products and solutions to customers in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, and medical to chemical, oil and gas, and construction. For further information, please visit www.freudenberg.us.
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