NEWCASTLE, England (May 22)—Freudenberg Technical Products has opened its multimillion dollar manufacturing facility in Newcastle upon Tyne, which includes three new plants for the production of fluid seals and vibration dampers. With the transfer of operations, which were previously carried out at Wallsend, Freudenberg Group has reorganized its $95 million United Kingdom business into three separate units, each employing 200. The Newcastle operation will supply global automotive customers including Ford Motor Co., Rover Group, DaimlerChrysler A.G., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Volkswagen A.G., according to a company statement.
Freudenberg unit opens English plant
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