Freudenberg Sealing Technologies wins Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has won the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment 2011 in the "environmentally friendly technologies" category. The jury, chaired by Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, decided in favor of the patented narrow band-forming-laser welding (SUL) technology of the global sealing specialist. Previously, 77 applications had been professionally evaluated by expert innovation analysts of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany.  In 2011, Freudenberg was awarded the German Innovation Prize in the large enterprises category for a new production technology that conserves energy and resources.

During a festive evening event in Berlin which was opened by the German Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Claus Möhlenkamp, speaker of the Board of Management of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, accepted the prize from the CEO of "The Voice of German Industry"(BDI), Dr. Markus Kerber. "We are very proud to have received this innovation prize. It acknowledges our continued efforts towards improvements and innovations at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. We not only focus our innovative strength on new, high-performance products, but also on lean, resource-efficient production processes."