Innovations for more than 150 years

The company was founded in 1863 in Mannheim, Germany, as a brickyard and succeeded in developing its first pathbreaking innovation, chemical stoneware, in 1888. Numerous new developments followed, the expansion in the core business and the opening up of more and more new business segments. As Deutsche Steinzeug and later as Friedrichsfeld GmbH, the company, which has been operating under the name FRIATEC since 1993, continuously developed to become an internationally active, diversified company.

Spectrum of innovative solutions

As such, FRIATEC today offers a spectrum of innovative solutions for many industries, e.g. system components for advanced technology applications in the field of electrical and sensor technology, mechanical engineering, analysis technology, medical and semiconductor as well as laboratory industry.

Since 2003, FRIATEC has been a member of the Aliaxis group of companies.

A pivotal moment in our history will be the transfer of the Ceramics Business to KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH. We will become part of KYOCERA, a global leading ceramics and technology corporation, in the second half of 2019. For KYOCERA, we play a vital role in implementing their European expansion strategy being their first production site for ceramic/metal composite solutions in Europe. Given these circumstances, we will be more dynamic and agile in driving growth. Based on a broader product portfolio will be able to even better meet your needs and expectations.

For our premises in Mannheim located in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and our employees this change ensures continuity, stability and a long-term growth outlook.

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