Freudenberg Nonwovens to reorganise staple fibres at its headquarters

Freudenberg Nonwovens to reorganise staple fibres at its headquarters

Freudenberg Nonwovens plans to restructure its staple fibre business at its home at Weinheim, Germany, including capacity adjustments, and is responding to the market pressure from the apparel industry to use larger quantities of lower-priced woven and knitted interlinings rather than staple fibre products

Freudenberg Nonwovens forms part of Freudenberg Group (37000 employees in 58 countries and sales in 2011 of more than EUR 6 billion), and is according to in-house information, the world’s largest producer of nonwovens, with 21 manufacturing and processing sites in 13 countries. In 2011 the Nonwovens Business Group generated sales of over EUR 660 million with more than 3150 employees.

The capacity adjustments include the closure of a production plant with currently 52 associates affected. A social plan is in negotiation.

The staple fibre business at the Weinheim site will be systematically focused to the market segments of apparel, filtration, medical and industrial applications to respond more flexibly to market needs. There will be also a future flattened organisational structure, to strengthen competitiveness and adaption to customers’ requirements.

www.freudenberg-nw.de

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