Good to know - about us
The Freudenberg Group
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is part of the Freudenberg Group, a global technology company under family ownership that sustainably strengthens its customers, society and the environment with trailblazing innovations.
Enthusiastic about technology and progress and supported by firmly anchored company values, the Freudenberg Group develops technologically leading products, excellent solutions and services for customers in over 30 market segments, for thousands of applications, including filters.
What is important to us
For 170 years, the foundation of our business activities at Freudenberg has been solid company values put into practice. They shape our daily interactions and act as incentive, motivator and benchmark, providing orientation, embodying reliability and creating trust.
Alongside our innovations and close proximity to customers, the values that guide our filter business also include accepting responsibility for the welfare of employees, business partners and society as well as for protecting the natural foundations of life.
We define total success as being successful in the market while at the same time fulfilling our responsibility for society. These two inseparable goals have been a central part of our corporate values for over 170 years.
Our commitment to Compliance, Human Rights & Labor, Sustainability, Health, Safety & Environmental Protection as well as Corporate Citizenship is anchored in our Values & Principles, with particular emphasis on Responsibility. These five areas are closely linked to each other and are expressions of our responsibility for society.
Traditionally ahead of our time
Protecting the natural foundations of life is a long-term mission that we are firmly and passionately dedicated to. Energy-efficiency plays a critical role in matters of sustainability. For more than 170 years, we have been thinking and acting with a long-term view, developing sustainable solutions that still work when the future has long since become the past.
Our future is not decided tomorrow but today. Today we must find the answers to the questions of tomorrow. In the here and now, we develop sustainable filtration technologies and clever product solutions of the highest quality.
For us, sustainability naturally also means being an example in what we do:
- We conserve resources in production
- We avoid waste
- We reduce our material use
- We utilize recycled materials
- We develop disposal-friendly and energy-efficient products.
The Freudenberg Group is a member of the Global Compact of the United Nations.
This is a voluntary agreement that currently has roughly 19,000 signatories – including over 12,000 companies from over 160 countries – who commit to managing their business with a value orientation and a focus on sustainability.
We are Alliance Member of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence.
Blue Competence (www.bluecompetence.net) is an initiative of the VDMA (www.vdma.org) for promoting and communication of sustainable solutions for the Mechanical Engineering Industry. By using the trademark “Blue Competence”, we commit ourselves to these twelve Sustainability Guidelines of the Mechanical Engineering Industry": www.bluecompetence.net/about.
Leading the way to a new future
For generations, innovation has been the heart of the global Freudenberg brand. The will to lead the way, develop new, creative solutions and set standards has been decisive for our history of successes. At Freudenberg, we are traditionally focused on the future, and we have been for over 170 years.
Our mission: Offering customers solutions and answers to tomorrow's questions today. This is proven by countless innovations with impacts that spans past, present and future. Helping our customers and society progress in sustainable fashion – this is the desire that guides us. That we consistently succeed in this makes us proud and constantly motivates us to go even further.
Because innovations rarely come from a single clever mind and are almost always created through teamwork, “Innovating together” is a central aspect of our work.
A good fit?
What makes for an attractive employer? Everyone has a different answer. Above all, it must be a good fit. To determine whether that is the case, you need facts. Here are a few to get you started:
- We at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies employ great people who bring true dedication as well as a sense of fun to their work.
- We take on exciting tasks that make the environment cleaner, life healthier and our customers satisfied. Anyone interested in technology will love our challenges and our filter solutions.
- We rely on diversity and international teams in which creative minds develop innovative solutions.
- We give our employees responsibility, trust in them and foster their talents.
- We demonstrate and demand understanding, respect and fairness in dealing with each other.
- We prefer to develop managers from our own ranks.
- Freudenberg has been under family ownership for over 170 years and enjoys an extremely solid financial position.
Partners in filtration
We view our suppliers as partners with whom we develop long-term working relationships based on trust. The claim of “Innovating together” in the Freudenberg slogan firmly expresses the close-knit, goal-oriented cooperation we pursue with our suppliers.
The shared aim of this partnership is customer satisfaction. Our customers expect maximum performance from Freudenberg Filtration Technologies. We have earned an excellent reputation over the decades, and we strive to live up to this reputation every day. This is only possible with partners we can count on. Partners who bring the same enthusiasm, the same love of detail and excellence to their fields of expertise as we bring to our filter business.
Would you like to become a partner of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies as well?
Strong brands for strong filtration solutions
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies' global product brands stand for outstanding filtration solutions to protect people and improve industrial processes.
Viledon is the brand for industrial air and liquid filtration. The spectrum, performance and quality of the Viledon filter program is tailored to the complex requirements of very diverse applications ranging from top-quality, application-tailored media to the sophisticated final product.
micronAir is the Number 1 brand among automotive cabin air filters and the preferred choice of the automotive industry. These filters offer reliable and effective protection against pollutants and unpleasant odors in cars. Under the micronAir brand name we have also developed innovative fully synthetic engine intake air filters and a sereis of fine dust filters for office devices and air purifiers.
Foundation of trust
Our consistent efforts to achieve the very highest standards are illustrated by our wide variety of certifications. They generate confidence and trust. They attest to strong performance, outstanding workmanship and reliable quality.
We are especially proud of the continuous improvements that we have achieved over many years in quality, work safety, environmental protection and health with the assistance of our certified, fully integrated management system.
It isn’t only our products and filtration solutions that set new standards. With our participation in key committees and industry associations, we lend a guiding hand to drive progress in filtration at this level as well. A recent example: Our collaboration on the new testing standard ISO 16890 for the evaluation and classification of filters.
We are committed to strict internal quality criteria. Our integral management system is based on IATF 16949, DIN EN ISO 14001, DIN EN ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001.
Facts & Figures
Filter Experience Since 1957 (as a division of the Business Group Freudenberg Performance Materials) Established 2009 (as a Business Group of Freudenberg) Locations 43 in 23 countries Employees 2021 3,552 Sales 2021 677 million EUR Managing Company Freudenberg FT GmbH, Weinheim (Germany) General Management Dr. Andreas Kreuter (CEO), Dr. Matthias Götzfried (COO), Frank Reuther (CFO) Global Divisions Automotive (Fernando de Campos), Industrial (Antje Klink),
Consumer (Jianmin Lion Li), Residential & Commercial (Timothy Zwilling)
Quality Management Systems DIN EN ISO 9001 (quality management system), IATF 16949 (quality management system of the automotive industry), DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental protection management), DIN ISO 45001 (work and health protection management)