Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.fst.com

■Address

47690 East Anchor Court Plymouth, MI, 48170, USA

Business Overview

-The Company manufactures elastomeric seals and precision molded products for most major markets, including the aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle, construction, and chemical industries.

-The Company is a joint venture between Freudenberg & Co. KG and NOK Corporation and manages operations in North America, South America and Malaysia.

Shareholders

(As of Dec. 31, 2016)
Shareholders Share Capital (%)
Freudenberg & Co (Germany) 75.0
NOK Corp. (Japan) 25.0
Total 100.0

Products

Damper and steering seals
-Twin tube seals
-Monotube seals
-Banded pistons
-Steering seals
-Gas spring seals

Valve stem seals
-Gas-lip seals
-Boot geometry seals
-Step lip seals

Radial shaft seals
-Sealing modules
-BlueSeals with low-friction lip
-Contact Minimized Simmerring (CMS) seals
-Energy Saving Seals (ESS) to minimize friction
-Cassette seals
-Combi seals
-Low-friction seals
-Lube & Seal sealing systems
-Power Optimized PTFE seals
-Simmerring and encoder systems

O-rings
-D-rings
-O-rings
-Oval rings
-Square rings
-X-rings

Gaskets
-Press-in-place gaskets
-Edge-bonded gaskets
-Plastic carrier gaskets
-Over-molded steel gaskets
-Embossed rubber coated metal gaskets
-Embossed steel gaskets
-Mechanically bonded facing on steel core gaskets

Hydraulic accumulators
-Hydraulic accumulators
-Piston accumulators
-Diaphragm accumulators

Other sealing products
-Diaphragms
-Boots
-Sealing caps
-Encoders
-Foreseal seals enabling pressurization on one side
-Precision molded parts
-Plut & Seal connectors

History

1960 Freudenberg of Germany and NOK of Japan joined into a partnership.
Jul. 1989 Established as a joint venture between NOK and Freudenberg in the United States.
May 1998 Acquired Marcrotech/Salastomer of Bensenville, USA, a manufacturer of specialized seals.
Jul. 1998 Acquired International Seal Corp. of Nevada, manufacturer of O-rings.
Sep. 1998 Began building an axle production facility in North field, New Hampshire, USA, next to its existing Tooling Technology Center in North field.
Jul. 1999 Agreed to take a share in MMU Auto-Components Inc., an existing joint-venture between Meiji Rubber & Chemical Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp., Japan. Company has a 51% stake in the new company, called Flexitech Inc., which supplies brake hose assemblies to the US market.
Aug. 1999 Acquired Detroit Gasket from Indian Head Industries, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jan. 2000 Acquired VERCO Seal Co.
Feb. 2005 Vibracoustic North America, L.P., the vibration control business of the Company, acquired the assets of Gates AirSprings, a division of Gates Corp.
Oct. 2007 Acquired the assets of Precision Industries Corporation of Germantown, Wisconsin, a developer and manufacturer of specialized custom diaphragms.
Jan. 2011 In line with Freudenberg & Co. KG's organizational change, the Company changed its name to Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies.
2011 Combined the activities of the previous Freudenberg Seals and Vibration Control Technology Europe and Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies to form the Company, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies.
Jan. 2011 Renamed from Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership to Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies.
Jun. 2012 The Company sold its precision molded brake parts business to ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH.
Oct. 2012 The Company acquired 50% of the Schneegans Group.

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