Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a Freudenberg Performance Materials and Far Eastern Spunweb company, is planning to build an additional production line at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan site in Taiwan. This expansion of capacity will enable the company to meet growing demand in the traditional automotive and carpet markets of Asia.
With the new production line, Freudenberg will increase annual production of nonwovens in Tayuan Tao-Yuan by around 11,000 metric tons. “The expansion of our capabilities underscores our long-term commitment to Asia. We want to continue to support our customers in the automotive and carpet markets with innovative and sustainable solutions that will help them grow”, commented Dr. Frank Heislitz, designated CEO of Freudenberg Performance Materials. Freudenberg currently supplies these two markets in Asia with primary and secondary carrier materials for automotive carpet moldings and inlay mats, as well as dry running mats, carpets and carpet tiles. The high-performance materials are easy to form and thus contribute to economical processing. In addition, their high dimensional stability ensures a precise fit and they are extremely durable.
This capacity expansion will also enable Freudenberg to develop the company’s regional position. “Asia is a very important market for us as a global player. Through our technologically leading solutions, we want to continue to grow with our customers in this region and at the same time make a significant technological contribution to their success”, said Lin Gow Ming, General Manager of Far Eastern Spunweb. Construction of the new production line is expected to be completed in 2020.
Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Co. was founded in 1987 as a joint venture between the Freudenberg Group, the Far Eastern Group and the Japan Vilene Corporation. Today, the company employs around 120 people and produces polyester spunlaid nonwovens for the automotive, interior design, footwear, filter, roof, geotextile, furniture and agriculture markets. Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb sells its products in Asia and has sales offices in Japan and China as well as distributors in other Asia-Pacific countries.
Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Apparel, Automotive, Building Materials, Hygiene, Medical, Shoe and Leather goods as well as Specialties. In 2016, the company generates sales of more than EUR 950 million and has 25 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and almost 3800 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility. For more information, please visit http://www.freudenberg-pm.com
In 2016, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 48000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of approximately EUR 8.6 billion (including pro-rata consolidation of 50:50 joint ventures).