HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT), added a new state-of-the-art cabin air filter production line to its U.S. manufacturing facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. With this multi-million dollar investment, the company confirmed its commitment to the U.S. automotive market.
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks, Walker Wood Thomas, Kentucky State Representative District 8, and Sharon Butts of Hopkinsville Economic Development joined Dr. Erek Speckert, FFT Global VP of Operations and Barry Kellar, FFT Global VP Automotive Filters for a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held on January 26.
"We are delighted that this year-long project is complete, and we can continue to provide the world-class product made by our dedicated Hopkinsville workforce to our North American customers," said Barry Kellar.
"Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is an integral part of Hopkinsville community, and we are happy to witness this confirmation of their commitment to our town," said Hopkinsville Mayor Hendricks.
The company that introduced cabin air filters to the North American automotive market in late 1980's, continues to play a role of market leader through introduction of new and improved products and investments in product development and manufacturing facilities. The newly added high-speed edge band converting line will increase facility's output and ensure uniformly high quality of its products.
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies employs more than 120 people in its Hopkinsville location which houses sales, development and manufacturing.
About Freudenberg Filtration Technologies
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is one of the world's leading manufacturers in high-performance and energy-efficient liquid and air filtration technology solutions. By improving the efficiency of industrial processes, conserving resources, and protecting people and the environment the solutions contribute to enhancing the quality of life. With its Viledon and micronAir global brands, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies offers customers innovative filter elements and systems for the energy, health, and transport sectors, general ventilation and cleanroom technology, and for highly-specialized applications. In 2015, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies employed more than 2,200 associates and generated sales of about € 394 million. For more information, please, visit www.freudenberg-filter.com
About the Freudenberg Group
Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, IT services and the most modern cleaning products. Innovation strength, strong customer orientation, diversity and team spirit are the cornerstones of our Group. Commitment to excellence, reliability and pro-active, responsible action belong to the company's core values lived for more than 165 years.
In 2015, the Freudenberg Group employed over 40,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than 7.5 billion Euros (including pro-rata consolidation of 50:50 joint ventures). For more information, please visit www.freudenberg.com
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