Hamburg, Germany-Rubber machinery maker Harburg Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH has completed its name change, following the sale of its operations by former parent ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG to L. Possehl & Co. mbH, based in LÃ¼beck in northeast Germany, in March this year.
The major tyre and rubber equipment manufacturer now has a name which reflects its strong bond with our German locations,â€ commented Frank Horch, chairman of the firm, in a company statement.
Harburg Freudenberg, previously Werner & Pfleiderer before it became ThyssenKrupp Elastomertechnik, GmbH, had sales in 2003/4 of Euro 150 million and employed 1050 people worldwide.
Our customers can continue to rely on the high quality and innovative technology developed in our works worldwide,â€ Horch added.
As well as tyre and rubber processing equipment, the firm also supplies machinery for the production of edible fats and oils of vegetable origin.
In addition to its sites in Harburg, a suburb of Hamburg, and Freudenberg, in southwest Germany, Harburg Freudenberger has production units in Belisce, Croatio and Topeka, Kansas, and sales offices on Akron, Ohio, and La Courneve near Paris.