TRAXIT commissioned new manufacturing site in Huzhou, China
Improved customer service and supply for the wire industry
12 Nov 2020, Schwelm
German speciality lubricant maker TRAXIT International, since 2020 part of the Klüber Lubrication Group, started operations in its new plant in Huzhou, China, for the manufacturing of dry drawing agents for the wire industry. The plant with a total ground space of 10,000 m² and an equivalent usable surface provides manufacturing facilities, a quality assurance laboratory, warehouses and office space. In the longer-term 35 to 40 employees will work in the plant which is designed for a maximum annual production capacity of up to 5,500 metric tons. The Huzhou based plant is the second TRAXIT manufacturing site in China next to the already existing factory in Tianjin. The plant meets the most modern standards for efficient operations and fulfills all requirements concerning workplace safety and environmental compatible manufacturing.
“The new plant marks a major step forward for us in China”, said TRAXIT CEO Sebastian Homborg. “We are significantly increasing our manufacturing capacities in particular for dry drawing agents for which we monitor a steadily increasing demand from our customers in China but also the adjacent Asia.” The new site will further improve domestic customer supply and will shorten delivery times. The quality assurance laboratory forms the foundation for offering even more advanced services as it can be expanded to also work on product advancements and basic product developments meeting specific needs of our customers in the Asia region in the longer run.
德国润滑剂专业制造商 – 特润丝国际，自2020年起隶属于克鲁勃润滑剂集团。其在中国湖州开设的新工厂已开始运营，为线材行业客户生产干式拉拔润滑剂。该工厂总占地面积为10000平方米，主体建筑为生产车间、质检实验室、仓库及办公区域。新工厂年生产力最高可达5500吨，经长期发展，员工总人数将达到35至40人。自特润丝天津工厂建立以来，这家位于湖州的工厂是特润丝国际在中国建立的第二家生产基地。湖州工厂符合现代化最高效运行标准，并满足所有安全生产与环保方面的要求。
特润丝国际执行总裁 Sebastian Homborg先生称：“新工厂的运营标志着我们在中国市场向前迈进了一大步。我们的生产能力正大幅提升，尤其是干式拉拔润滑剂的生产力。我们发现中国和邻近亚洲的客户对这类润滑材料的需求在稳步增长。”新工厂将进一步提高特润丝对国内客户的产品供应能力并缩短供货时间。除基本功能外，质检实验室也将致力于研发新产品和提升基础产品，为提供更先进的服务奠定基础，以满足亚洲地区客户更长期的需求。
Klüber Lubrication acquires TRAXIT International
Specialist for lubricants and services for the wire industry becomes new division
Munich/Schwelm, 3 January 2020 – Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany acquired the TRAXIT International GmbH, Schwelm, Germany. The purchase agreement includes all assets of the company including the international subsidiaries. With this acquisition TRAXIT Group becomes a further division of the Klüber Lubrication Group.
TRAXIT provides the wire drawing industry with a complete range of lubricants to suit all types of wire for all applications for 139 years. From its early beginnings in the year 1881 in Schwelm, Germany, the company has grown to be one of the largest wire drawing lubricant producers in the world. TRAXIT runs manufacturing sites in Germany, China and USA. The lubricants are sold throughout the world. The company has subsidiaries, agents or representatives present in over 150 countries and employs some 150 people globally.
“We have been pursuing an active acquisition strategy for many years with a view to expanding the existing businesses by further value added services. High-end products and services for the manufacturing of wires are a perfect addition to our existing portfolio of advanced specialty lubricants improving operational efficiency and protecting customer assets”, says Claus Langgartner, Speaker of the Board Klüber Lubrication. With TRAXIT in its portfolio, Klüber Lubrication will enlarge its footprint in specialty lubricants and will develop it strategically. “The company will fit in very well at Klüber Lubrication as similar success factors and mechanisms to the markets of our existing businesses apply”, Langgartner added.
“Much like Klüber Lubrication, TRAXIT has advanced the industry with performance-oriented products and quality services based on the unmatched scientific and application know-how,” said Sebastian Homborg, Management Board of TRAXIT.
Both companies are known for high quality innovative products, leading-edge technology and exceptional support and service. “Customers will enjoy the benefits arising from TRAXIT now becoming a division of Klüber Lubrication”, said Guido Kellmann, Management Board of TRAXIT.
“TRAXIT is on a continuous growth path since decades. This trend will accelerate together with Klüber Lubrication”, declares Hartmut Schröder, Management Board of TRAXIT.
TRAXIT will continue to be responsible for the operative management of its businesses. The company’s headquarters will remain in Schwelm. The strategic leadership is oriented towards long-term growth.
About TRAXIT International
TRAXIT provides the wire drawing industry with a complete range of lubricants to suit all types of wire for all applications for 139 years. From its early beginnings in 1881 in Schwelm, Germany, the company has grown to be one of the largest wire drawing lubricant producers in the world. The company runs manufacturing sites in Germany, China and USA. The lubricants are sold throughout the world. The company has subsidiaries, agents or representatives present in over 150 countries and employs some 150 people globally. https://www.traxit.com
About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its 90 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.
About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies as well as polishing agents, glazes and release agents for the food-processing industry. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employs about 3,600 people and generated sales of about € 1.1 billion.
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