Freudenberg Announces China Investment

Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials — the nonwovens specialist in the Freudenberg Group — has announced plans to expand China-based Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens, a joint venture company with Japan Vilene Co. Ltd., Japan. The expansion will focus on a state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners expected to begin operations in mid-2016. Freudenberg & Vilene offers customers innovative, customized products and also offers in-house printing capabilities for printed headliner styles preferred by Japanese and Korean car manufacturers.

“Our commitment in China underscores the fact that we are a leading reliable partner for our customers worldwide and at the same time reaffirms our headliner expertise,” said Bruce Olsen, president and CEO, Freudenberg Performance Materials.

April/May/June 2015