Freudenberg Restructures Staple Fiber Business
The company will close a production plant, likely impacting 52 associates. In addition, it will introduce more flexibility and faster response within the Weinheim staple fiber business by systematically realigning it with the apparel, filtration, medical and industrial market segments, including simplifying cooperation between sales and production and allowing each division to pursue its own strategy.
Going forward, Freudenberg's Interlinings Division will focus on its core business and new developments, including new products and applications such as elastic nonwovens for outer fabric applications.
Freudenberg Nonwovens operates 21 manufacturing and processing facilities in 13 countries and employs more than 3,150 associates. Its 2011 sales totaled more than 660 million euros.