Opening of a state-of-the-art pilot plant in Zwingenberg

Inauguration of a new plant in Valinhos, Brazil

2014 Acquisition of ST Ibérica (Portugal) and SurTec MMC Japan K.K. (Japan)
2011 Movement of SurTec International GmbH to Bensheim

The Freudenberg Group takes over the company shares of SurTec International GmbH.

SurTec becomes the 4th division of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany.

Establishment of a dedicated research group for Metal Pre-treatment in Zwingenberg

2009 Acquisition of the Chemical Specialities division of Befeld GmbH

Acquisition of LC Systeme (France)

Expansion of the business of the application Metal Pre-treatment.

2005 Opening of the R&D centre for Electroplating in Brazil
2002 Separation of SurTec International GmbH and SurTec Deutschland GmbH
2000 SurTec GmbH moves to Zwingenberg
1999 Foundation of SurTec China in Hangzhou and SurTec do Brasil in Sao Bernardo
1993 Foundation of SurTec Produkte und Systeme für die Oberflächentechnik GmbH in Trebur (administration) and Bammental (production) resulting from a management buy-out by Lever Industrial International
Management team: Bernhard Baunach, Herbert Baunach and Patricia Preikschat