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FRIATEC AG - in Mannheim

The former “Steinzeug” and Friedrichsfeld GmbH has been operating as an international group by the name of FRIATEC AG since February 1993. One of the best known companies in the Mannheim-Ludwigshafen industrial area, it is steeped in tradition and looks back on 130 years of history.

As an example to many others, the company history shows the highs and lows of a long past; the development of the factory from 1863 was embedded in the German history of this period which was not exactly short of major changes. In addition, there were general economic crisis periods as well as the political catastrophes, and in particular economical difficulties demanding focussed action to ensure the company’s survival.

The ‘turnaround’ followed by the economic growth of the past decade is exemplary proof of how such crises can be overcome. FRIATEC AG today is the type of dynamic company responsible for the success of the social free
market economy, and at the same time ensuring its continuity.

You can find more information and watch a corporate video from the Downloads page.

Some Notable Dates

1964

Start of production of oxide ceramics

1967

Expansion of oxide ceramics department

1971

Trademark FRIALIT for oxide ceramic products

1973

Change of company name to “FRIEDRICHSFELD GmbH Steinzeug und Kunststoffwerke”

01.10.1977

Takeover of DEGUSSIT division from Degussa, Frankfurt am Main. Expansion of FRIALIT division

12.05.1978

Completion of a new factory building for FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT division.

01.08.1990

Conversion into FRIEDRICHSFELD AG

1993

Conversion to FRIATEC AG Keramik- und Kunststoffwerke

1997

Change of company name to FRIATEC AG

 

Owners of FRIATEC AG

1863-1868

Otto Reinhard

1873-1890

Julius Friedrich Espenschied

1890-1923

Bankhaus Gebrüder Bonte Berlin

1923-1926

Significant share of ownership by Lorenz Hahn Essen

1926-1933

Jakob Cremer majority shareholder

1933

Liquidation of Bonte bank and takeover of shares by Jakob Cremer

1933-1997

Cremergruppe

1997

Familien Schmider und Kleiser, Ettlingen

1998

Poseidon Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Köln (Mehrheitsbeteiligung)

10/1998

Glynwed International plc, Birmingham (Mehrheitsbeteiligung)

03/2001

Etex-Group

06/2003

Aliaxis-Group

 

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