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Our vision

FKM specializes in large, rotationally symmetrical polyurethane and non-woven components “engineered in Germany”.

As a technology leader, we develop and produce optimized roll coverings for specific requirements of the flat-metal industry. For this, we cooperate closely with our customers and suppliers while also steadily increasing our market share as a component manufacturer for wet dredging with our innovative polyurethane hose segment. This patented technology allows us to set standards in wear resistance, easy disposal, and environmental friendliness.

We remain close to our customers and offer advantages in logistics through our global partner network.

As a medium-sized family-owned business, we are aligned with long-term approaches and take our ecological and social responsibility very seriously. Our 50 employees across three locations love technology and form the basis for our technological lead with their specialist knowledge and independent action.


1967 FKM gets moving Founded in Mülheim an der Ruhr (Ferro Kunststoff Mülheim) in 1967, FKM started out as a
trading partner of the steel industry for polyamide parts in production.
1980 Relocation After moving to Duisburg (1980), FKM next added the manufacture of PU linings to its portfolio.
In cooperation with Bayer, FKM pioneered the development and application of rotational PU molding.
1995 Product expansion The FKM product range is extended by non-woven rolls. 1997 Management change Dr. Ulrich Freudenberg takes over FKM. 2000 Founding of FKM USA FKM now has three production and administration sites:
In Germany (Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia), the USA (Frankfort/near Chicago, Illinois) ...
2006 Founding of FKM China … and China (Kunshan City/Jiang Su Province), FKM is represented
to supply customers from around the world.
2007 FKM keeps on growing Entry of Dr. Till Freudenberg as a partner. 2008 FKM technical center FKM maintains a dedicated technical center in Germany to solve special customer requests
as well as to develop its own formulations that FKM brings to product maturity.
2013 FKM keeps on growing Entry of Dr. Jan Malluche as a partner. 2018 Launching the segment of Dredging & Mining The new hydraulic engineering technology section of “Dredging & Mining” is born,
covering everything from the idea to design of a hose prototype made of polyurethane.

Our values

Trusting customer relationships

Every customer can trust us keeping our promises. We support them in solving technical issues with our expertise and will not be satisfied before they are.

Technical innovation

We never stop thinking about and looking for new solutions. After all, constant improvement is an ongoing process for us. Our employees are experts in their fields, contributing new inspirations for our customers with their curiosity, conscientiousness, and creativity.


Our customers can rely on us complying with all ethical standards and consistently meeting our social and environmental responsibilities

Long-term thought and action

As a technically driven family-owned company, we keep investing in our employees and our technology alike. Our decisions and our actions are aimed at success that is economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable.

Cooperative management

We are one team. We support and require proactively responsible action from our employees. We apply an open mind and transparency to create a culture fully geared towards “meaningful” results for everyone working in the company.

Mutual respect

Meeting each other with mutual respect and courtesy is part of our self-concept. We do not tolerate any form of verbal or non-verbal discrimination or other disrespectful treatment in our company.

Our sustainability policies

Trust equals change

We have some clear promises, no matter where our company is working: We cooperate with our team to find answers to the increasing and accelerating changes that will influence the economy, technology, and ecology. We see this as our challenge to develop our technology areas further, using it as an incentive to continually review our work for sustainability. We consider change to be a positive and constructive thing. FKM Deutschland is and will remain your trustworthy partner.