German companies the Frimo Group GmbH and the Hennecke Group are forming a partnership in the sector of polyurethane and other reactive plastic applications for the automobile industry. The joint agreement of both companies comes into force on 1st February 2020 and covers all international markets.
|Frimo and Hennecke in PUR technology tie-up.|
"The synergies from the partnership provide absolute added value for our customers in the automotive industry," says Christof Bönsch, CEO of the Frimo Group. "Under the partnership, we are uniting the core competences of two companies who complement each other perfectly in terms of strategy and operation," continues Bönsch.
The core segments of the partnership include the molded foam processing, elastomer processing, lightweight composites and polyurethane composite spray molding (PUR-CSM) technology for polyurethane spray applications, as well as flood injection for structural and decorative components. Frimo is contributing its systems technology in the areas of molded foam, elastomers and composites. And Hennecke is providing its metering and mix head technology, as well as all other systems for handling the raw materials - storage, transportation, preparation, and processing - for the automotive sector.
Customers will reportedly benefit from comprehensive system solutions and individual service from one source as well as a common point of contact. A further benefit is the unified customer interface, ranging from tooling to plant automation up to process technology. By focusing on their core competencies, the two companies complement each other perfectly.
Thomas Wildt, CEO of the Hennecke Group, sums up the goal of the partnership: "In the future we want to be even more striking and innovative, offering our customers efficient and competitive solutions under the label Automotive Alliance. Our target course is clearly focused on the growth of both companies and this means new perspectives for our customers as well as for our staff.”