A journey of over 170 years gives Freudenberg not only extensive experiences in materials, systems, and technologies, but also rich knowledge and production capacities in emerging businesses, such as fuel cells and sustainability. In the context where China is striding towards its dual carbon goals and reaffirming the key role of green energies, Freudenberg acts accordingly and extends into multiple strategic industry verticals, like e-mobility, renewable energy, and smart manufacturing. In a challenging era, innovations provide a cornerstone based on which Freudenberg serves its customers.
Since 2019, Freudenberg has invested more than €2 billion in R&Ds, including €580 million in 2022 alone. This year, one of its core strategies is to continue to enhance the local R&D capabilities. In late March, SurTec, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, put its new technology center into operation in Hangzhou. Klüber, a lubrication expert also affiliated to Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, plans to increase investment in its Shanghai R&D center this year, and will continue to invest millions of euros in capacity expansion from 2026 to 2029 where necessary.