Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Bundles its Bonded Coatings Business

Integrated competences in bonded coatings to the benefit of customers

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities GmbH (FCS), Munich, a Business Group of Freudenberg SE, Weinheim, announces to bundle its business for the development, manufacturing and sales of bonded coatings under the leadership of its Business Unit SurTec International GmbH, Bensheim, Germany. So far the FCS Business Units, Klüber Lubrication, OKS and SurTec were operating in the market for bonded coatings widely independent from each other.

In course of the acquisition of omniTECHNIK Mikroverkapselungs GmbH, Munich, Germany, a specialist for pre-applied locking and sealing coatings and best known under precote®, SurTec takes a further step for delivering complete surface system solutions. The intention is to become the most comprehensive expert for Functional Coatings on the market. SurTec and formerly omniTECHNIK are very well known for the excellent support of global customers -in particular coating partners- and for pioneering in product and application technologies.

“The combination of excellent quality products, global sales and distribution networks, top level customer services and the uncompromising engagement for the development of sustainable innovations is tailored to offer outstanding integrated competences in bonded coatings for elastomers, metals, microencapsulation, electroplating and others,” says Filip Krulis, CEO FCS.

The companies strive for a seamless transition of the business in the best interest of the customers. The handover of the business will happen as of January 2024. The transition will be accompanied as best as possible and including the provision of  additional information in multiple steps. The top priority is to grant a smooth business handover.

Dedicated project teams in the respective FCS entities started to prepare integration and implementation. Technology, supply chain and other business processes will be further optimized and consolidated in the SurTec Group. “Customers will receive the same product and service quality as until today,” says Filip Krulis. “Furthermore customers will have the opportunity to receive complete solutions out of one source”, he adds. The fastener industry will particularly benefit as they have access to solutions covering the entire manufacturing process from phosphating to the coating process.

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