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TRAXIT commissions new lubricant manufacturing plant in China

TRAXIT commissions new lubricant manufacturing plant in China
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German speciality lubricant maker TRAXIT International has started operations in its new plant in Huzhou, China, for the manufacturing of dry drawing agents for the wire industry. 

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 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. 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 customers in the Asia region.

Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG based in Munich, Germany, acquired TRAXIT International GmbH, based in Schwelm, Germany, in January 2020. The purchase agreement included all assets of the company including the international subsidiaries. With the acquisition TRAXIT Group became a 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, 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 the U.S.A. The lubricants are sold throughout the world. The company has subsidiaries, agents or representatives present in more than 150 countries and employs some 150 people globally.

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. 

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich, Germany, 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 EUR1.1 billion (USD1.3 billion).

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