Chem-Trend has expanded its facilities outside Munich, Germany.
Chem-Trend has expanded its facilities outside Munich, Germany.

Chem-Trend and its parent company Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) have expanded their facilities outside Munich, Germany.

Chem-Trend’s European headquarters, already located at the site, will expand as part of the project to create an approximately US$45 million complex that will also encompass facilities and services for two additional FCS business units, Klüber Lubrication Munich and OKS Specialty Lubricants. FCS is a member of the Freudenberg Group.

When complete, the development will feature a newly created shared European logistics center for the three companies as well as a laboratory and testing facilities.

‘The new logistics center is extremely important for our companies,’ said Hanno D Wentzler, CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities. ‘Over the past few years, the infrastructure at our sites in the Munich region and the facilities of some of our regional entities has increasingly restricted our activities. We can now eliminate these bottlenecks and further improve our ability to meet the needs of our customers in the years ahead.’

The complex, which will house about 120 employees collectively, is set to include 16,600 m2 in space for the logistics center, small container filling unit and administrative area. Another 2,700 m2 will be laboratories, technology center and additional offices. Further space will be reserved for storage areas, offices and technical systems. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

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