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Freudenberg Contributes to the SAE Challenge of Responsible Mobility

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DETROIT, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg Group companies fully embrace the challenge presented by 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress theme "Achieving Efficiency." Freudenberg Business Groups and its employees actively participate in the SAE World Congress and are strongly involved in other SAE sponsored projects and programs with the same goal.

"Innovation, responsibility and long term orientation all belong to Freudenberg's Guiding Principles. Active participation in the programs of the International SAE provides a valuable opportunity for our engineering experts to share their skills and know-how and actively participate in shaping the future of automotive engineering," says Leesa Smith, Freudenberg North America president and regional representative. 

During the upcoming SAE World Congress in Detroit, Kluber Lubrication North America L.P., a Company of the Freudenberg Group and one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, will hold two TechDays at Cobo Hall. On April 17-18, Kluber experts in the automotive and bearing industries will share the latest innovative, advanced, and high performance lubrication solutions designed to solve the industry's most difficult problems.

At the same time, Dr. Sai Sundararaman, scientist specialist at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (FNST), will present a paper entitled "Material Wear Evaluation Using Temperature Controlled Wear Testing," and Joe Walker, FNST corporate director, material development and chemical regulatory compliance, Americas, will be a panelist in a Chat with Experts Session: Communicating lubricant and hardware requirements, limitations and mutual performance expectations; Are we getting our specifications right?

"The advances in the automotive industry related to fuel efficiency are remarkable, and we can make further improvements through attacking the problem on all fronts related to sealing and lubrication. SAE involvement gives us an opportunity to do just that," says Rory Pawl, FNST director of future technology. Pawl and Mike Rowe, strategic product development manager are involved with another important SAE initiative aimed at developing the next generation of automotive engineers through collegiate design competitions.  Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (FNST) is a sponsor of the University of Michigan team in the 2013 SAE Supermileage® competition where Pawl and Rowe serve as team mentors. The sponsorship involves both financial and professional resources where FNST can offer a number of products that can be used in this project to maximize fuel economy.

About the Freudenberg Group: The Freudenberg Group is a family company offering its customers technically challenging product solutions and services. The 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®. For mid-size companies, in particular, Freudenberg develops software solutions and IT services. In 2011, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 37,000 people in 58 countries and generated sales of over 7.8 billion USD.

About Freudenberg in North America: Freudenberg North America Limited Partnership is the North American holding company for Freudenberg & Co. of Weinheim, Germany that owns a family of companies which operate 15 unique businesses at 58 locations in North America. Together, these companies provide innovative products and solutions to customers in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, and medical to chemical, oil and gas, and construction.

For further information, please visit www.freudenberg.us.

SOURCE Freudenberg Group



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