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Freudenberg strengthens research & development activities in India

New EagleBurgmann R&D facility sets focus on Oil & Gas;In the R&D center in Pune, EagleBurgmann will test high-end products like dry gas seals for compressors as well as high-pressure and high speed engineered seals for pumps and agitators.

 
PRLog - Oct. 18, 2012 - BANGALORE, India -- Pune, India. October 18th, 2012: EagleBurgmann underlines India’s importance in developing new technologies and solutions for the industrial sealing market by adding a new R&D center to its Pune based production plant, constructed in 2009. The R&D-building is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2013. The Freudenberg group company will use the new facility for testing of various seals addressing mainly Oil & Gas applications. Freudenberg has identified the Oil &Gas segment as one of the most important strategic future markets. The investment in research facilities in India highlights the importance of the Indian market for the Freudenberg Group’s global growth strategy.
Focus on Indian customer needs:
In the R&D center in Pune, EagleBurgmann will test high-end products like dry gas seals for compressors as well as high-pressure and high speed engineered seals for pumps and agitators. It will also include running tests as well as endurance testing for various mechanical seals and seal supply systems. EagleBurgmann’s customers in India will benefit the most from this new facility. “The major benefit for our customers is a reduced product lead time, especially for products which were fully designed, manufactured and tested abroad due to lack of such facilities in India,” says Mr. Pramod Mehata, Site Execute Officer for EagleBurgmann’s Pune Site. The Oil & Gas market is one of the key future investment areas for the Freudenberg Group, as Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann explains, the Freudenberg Group’s Regional Representative in India and Chief Financial Officer of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities: “We have identified Oil & Gas applications as a high priority strategic business segment to invest in, thus expanding the respective Freudenberg’s businesses. The current EagleBurgmann investment underlines our respective engagement.”


Innovations made in India
Research and development in India has a long tradition within the Freudenberg Group. One of the latest innovations is the Viledon eee.Sy concept, a co-development of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies and its business partner Thermax. It is a combined filter and cooling solution which was developed in India and today is used in the petrochemical and chemical industry.

“The above-average growth of the past few years highlights the prospects of Freudenberg in India and affirms our targeted expansion strategy for the region,” says Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann. “A significant factor in the outstanding growth rates was the consistently very good performance of our Indian Business Groups.” One of these Business Groups is EagleBurgmann India, market leader in the mechanical seal industry in India. The company is the country’s only seal manufacturer whose test facilities are recognized and approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The site in Pune produces mechanical seals and seal support systems, which, amongst others, are used in centrifugal pumps, compressors, agitators and blowers.


About Freudenberg in India
Freudenberg has held business ties with customers and partners in India for almost 100 years. The Group has a workforce of more than 3,007 employees at 28 locations. Freudenberg generated sales in India of 956 Rs. crores in the 2011 financial year. More about Freudenberg in India: www.freudenberg.in


About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a family company offering its customers technically challenging product solutions and services. The Freudenberg Group is first and foremost a supplier specializing in seals and vibration control technology, nonwovens, filtration, lubricants and release agents as well as mechatronic products. The end-user can find modern Freudenberg household products in the shops under the brand names of vileda®, O´Cedar® and Wettex®. And especially for mid-size companies Freudenberg develops software solutions and IT services. The Freudenberg Group employed more than 37,000 people in 58 countries and generated sales of over €6 billion in 2011. More about Freudenberg: www.freudenberg.com.







About EagleBurgmann
EagleBurgmann is one of the leading international companies for industrial sealing technology. The company's products are used in all applications where safety and reliability are important: in the oil and gas industries, petroleum refining, chemicals, and energy, food, paper, and water, marine applications, aerospace and mining. Every day, more than 6,000 employees contribute their ideas, solutions and commitment to ensuring that customers all over the world can rely on EagleBurgmann seals. The modular seal service, TotalSealCare®, underlines the company's commitment to customer orientation and the provision of tailor-made services for every application. More about EagleBurgmann India: www.eagleburgmann.com

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