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June 16, 2015

Volume 7 Issue 4

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Chem-Trend, Kluber to Open Site in India

The new Mysore, India, production site of Chem-Trend and Kluber Lubrication India – business units of Freudenberg Group – is scheduled to open in August.

Weinheim, Germany-based Freudenberg invested Rs. 135 crore (U.S. $21.1 million) on the site in Mysore (also known as Mysuru). The company said the project represents one of its largest investments in the Asia-Pacific region.

“India is a market of considerable potential for the Freudenberg Group,” Jörg Matthias Grossmann, regional representative of the Freudenberg Group in India, said at a press conference in Bengaluru last week.

“This is where more than 20 products will be developed and manufactured for customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” the company stated in a news release.

According to Freudenberg, the 40,000 square meter Mysore site has buildings with 17,000 square meters of space. The site also hosts product development facilities and major tribology testing facilities with equipment such as an FZG test rig. This is the only such test rig within Kluber outside Munich and the only one in India until now, the company claimed.

The Mysore site’s existing production plant manufactures specialty lubricants, release agents and maintenance products, which have a variety of applications in industries such as infrastructure, automotive, energy and the food industry.