2024 Weinheim

Ball oven – Simmerring® – Vileda cloth

13th SEC Technology Tour to Weinheim and Freudenberg

Freudenberg SE

On February 22, 24 we will have the opportunity to get to know Freudenberg SE in Weinheim. Freudenberg was a successful tannery in the mid-19th century. Today the company is a globally operating company with over 50,000 employees and sales of almost €12 billion (2022). Freudenberg's business areas are (1) sealing and vibration technology (e.g. the Simmerring®), (2) technical textiles and filtration (nonwovens), (3) cleaning technologies and products (e.g. the Vileda cloth) and (4) specialties.

After an introduction to the company (company exhibition), we will have the opportunity to get to know two companies: production of gas diffusion layers for fuel cells (nonwovens) and production and testing of seals (Simmerrings®). The tours will end around 1 p.m.

The tour begins on February 22, 24 at 9:00 a.m. For this reason, we advise you to arrive the evening before if you do not live in the Weinheim neighborhood. We will organize a dinner together on February 21st 24th. We provide hotel recommendations below.


Weinheimer Marktplatz

Weinheim, the “two-castle city” (Windeck and Wachenburg ruins) has around 45,000 inhabitants. Weinheim is located on the mountain road along the Odenwald and is approx. 20 km from Heidelberg and Mannheim; Frankfurt is about 75 km north of Weinheim.

If you are interested, we would be happy to organize a city tour following the excursion to Freudenberg, for example in the late medieval Gerberbachviertel or in the "Hermannshof" gardens around the former manor house of the Freudenberg family. Here is the link to the tourist information.

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