Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Debuts Company Name at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

30 September 2013

Houston, Texas, September 30, 2013 – Freudenberg Oil & Gas has changed its name to Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies. The company, a business unit of the Freudenberg Group, debuts the updated name today at the opening of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society for Petroleum Engineers, booth 2909.

“Our original name showed the focus that the Freudenberg Group has on the energy industry,” said Richard T. Schmidt, President and CEO of the company. “However, we felt a slight adjustment to our company name would better reflect what we bring to the market as a sealing technologies and solutions provider. By adding ‘Technologies’ we are highlighting the technical solution and material development capabilities that are a core part of our focus and business strategy to serve the upstream oil and gas industry.”

To enable this long-term technology development for the industry, Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies established a 14,000 square foot Materials Development & Product Testing Lab in Houston, Texas in early 2012 that enables development – and verification – of a nearly unlimited range of sealing solutions. Capabilities of the facility include: mixing custom rubber recipes, product test bunker, test labs for: sour gas, HPHT, thermal cycling, and material properties.

About Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies is a global solutions provider of innovative seal solutions and differentiated seal products to the global oil and gas industry. We are focused on the exploration and production (upstream) segment. 620 associates serve a wide range of customers including oil and gas producing companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering and service companies that provide technologies, equipment and services for producing oil and gas from land based and offshore platforms throughout the world.

With our Materials Development and Product Testing Lab we develop and perform in-house analysis for our solutions and proprietary customer projects. Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies has locations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies is part of the Freudenberg Group whose four business areas of Nonwovens, Seals and Vibration Control Technology, Household Products as well as Specialities and Others generated sales of more than 8 billion Euros in 2012 and employed 37,000 associates worldwide in 58 countries.

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