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About SurTec

Custom made Chemical Specialities for Surface Treatment

SurTec at a glance 

SurTec develops, manufactures and supplies chemical specialities for surface finishing. With its four fields of application Industrial Parts Cleaning, Metal Pre-treatment, Functional and Decorative Electroplating, SurTec covers the full portfolio in this sector. SurTec is a supplier for almost all segments dealing with surface treatment, including Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Electronics & Electrical and Healthcare & Lifestyle.

The SurTec Group, headquartered in Bensheim, Germany, has subsidiaries in 22 countries with about 400 employees. It also cooperates with partners who represent SurTec in more than 20 additional countries.

To guarantee consistently high product quality, independent of place of manufacture, all production facilities worldwide operate in compliance within internationally recognised standards. Quality controls are performed at every phase of the production process, starting with raw material qualification through further processing, checking of the finished products, shipment and – finally - delivery.

SurTec is certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality Management). The additional certifications according to ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 respective ISO 45001 emphasise the important corporate goals of ecological friendliness and the conservation of resources.

SurTec is a business unit of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, Munich, a 100% subsidiary of Freudenberg SE, based in Weinheim, Germany. Freudenberg is a globally active family-owned company, which was founded over 170 years ago by Carl Johann Freudenberg.

Creativity, diversity and innovative strength as well as reliability and responsible action are its success factors. Freudenberg and its 10 Business Groups rely on partnerships with customers in around 60 countries, long-term orientation, financial solidity and the competence and experience of its more than 50,000 employees.

 

Vision & Mission

We are the preferred supplier of many customers for chemical specialities for surface treatment. We are one of the few companies in the world that develop, manufacture and supply solutions for Industrial Parts Cleaning, Metal Pre-treatment and Electroplating.

Our chemical specialities and process solutions meet our customers' specifications and requirements worldwide. We supply directly to the majority of our customers offering technical service and advice complementary to our products. Our mission is to provide unique solutions with outstanding cost/benefit ratio and added value for our customers. We strive for minimum environmental impact with all our products and solutions.

SurTec is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany, a member of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany. We are following the principles and the code of conduct of this long-established and successful German family business.

 

History

2019

Inauguration of the new production site in Vietnam - SurTec strengthens its presence in South East Asia. 

The site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which has been part of the SurTec Group since 2009, now has a state-of-the-art production facility in the south of the metropolis.

 

Read more about the latest addition to the SurTec Group here.

Grand Opening of SurTec Vietnam

2018

SurTec celebrates its 25th anniversary. Today SurTec is represented by about 400 employees in 22 countries with its own companies and via cooperation partners in more than 20 additional countries. Customers from almost all segments of the surface treatment industry worldwide trust in SurTec solutions.

 

Here you can read more about the anniversary celebration and 25 years of successful company history. 

impressions from the anniversary celebrations

2016

Inauguration of the new plant in Valinhos, Brazil. Today Valinhos is one of our largest sites worldwide. Read more about the location and the opening in 2016.

In the same year, the ultra-modern technical centre at the Zwingenberg site in Germany is extended. Learn more about our largest production and development site worldwide. 

Valinhos site

2010

In 2010 the Freudenberg Group takes over the shares of SurTec International GmbH. SurTec becomes the 4th business unit of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG in Munich. 

In the same year a separate research group for Metal Pre-treatment is established in Zwingenberg, Germany.

Freudenberg logo

2009

Start of the field of application Metal Pre-treatment. SurTec develops and supplies tailor-made chemical specialities worldwide for Industrial Parts Cleaning, Metal Pre-treatment, Functional and Decorative Electroplating.

The chromium(VI)-free passivation for aluminium - SurTec 650 - is one of the highlights in the field of Metal Pre-treatment

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2002

In order to further advance the already rapidly progressing internationalisation of the company, the holding company SurTec International GmbH is founded with its current headquarters in Bensheim, Germany.

Our holding company controls and coordinates the international processes of the company. With the central functions Research & Development, HSE, Operations, Business Development, Finance, IT and Marketing, it is the heart of the SurTec Group. 

headquarters in Bensheim, Germany

1993

SurTec founded in Germany through a Management-Buy-Out from the Unilever group, under the direction of Herbert Baunach and Patricia Preikschat.

Under the name "SurTec Produkte und Systeme für die Oberflächentechnik GmbH" the team laid the foundation for the subsequent rapid internationalisation and expansion of the company. 

 

Management-Buy-Out Team

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