Manufacturing facility in Slovakia expanded

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies extends Potvorice site

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies held a celebration marking completion of extensive expansion work at its factory in Potvorice, Slovakia. After investing over 10 million euros, the site has been expanded by about 40,000 square meters. Automotive and industrial filters will be produced on site. Together with the adjacent logistics center, Potvorice is one of the largest Freudenberg Group production sites. Along with mayor Ľubomír Malo and other representatives from politics and business, Freudenberg's Board of Management Member Dr. Tilman Krauch (CTO) and Dr. Jörg Sievert, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies COO, also took part in today’s opening ceremony. “Filtration is an important element in our strategic portfolio. The competence, flexibility and commitment of our employees in Slovakia is impressive. We invested here, because we wanted to strengthen our long-term competitiveness,” said Krauch.

Lubomir Roščák (Site Manager, Potvorice), Dr. Jörg Sievert (Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, COO), Ľubomír Malo (Mayor, Potvorice), Dr. Tilman Krauch (Board of Management Member Freudenberg Group, CTO) , Giacomo Cantini (Regional Director Operations Europe, India and South Africa)

“We have created one of the most modern factories in our global production network. The new building is another consistent move to satisfying growing market demand,” said Sievert. The site also meets the latest safety and environmental standards.

Another reason to celebrate is the tenth anniversary of the factory, where Freudenberg Filtration Technologies continues its success story in Slovakia. The regional company was founded in January 2008 with 24 employees. Today, Potvorice has some 400 employees. The factory is located 90 kilometers north of Bratislava, where it supplies a wide variety of domestic and international industries.

Bringing two segments together

The expansion of the production area means new lines could be installed, primarily for industrial filters. “We will be able to supply customers faster and more directly,” says Lubomir Roščák, site manager in Potvorice. “We want to help Freudenberg Filtration Technologies perform even better.”

Up to now, the Slovakian plant has primarily supplied the automotive industry. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies equips two thirds of all new vehicles with cabin air filters. The factories in Potvorice and Kaiserslautern serve the European market satisfying the steadily growing demand for cabin air filters in Europe.