The Freudenberg Group, which is present at the Components Show through its four business verticals – Sigma Freudenberg NOK (sealing solutions), Corteco (components for independent automotive aftermarket), Kluber Lubrication and OKS – is presenting its latest and new mobility solutions at Hall 7ABC, Stall No. 17.4.
Internal combustion engines, hybrid technologies, fuel cells, pure electric vehicles or autonomous driving – getting from one place to another in a vehicle will soon be more varied. The Freudenberg Group says it is aware of the changes and is working on mobility concepts of tomorrow. The concepts include innovative solutions beyond electric mobility.
New mobility concepts pose major challenges to automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who need to prepare electric mobility for mass production.
“Our product diversity is our strength. We are the global market leader in our niches. When our customers want innovative products for internal combustion engines, we give them the solution they need. Some of our products can also be used in hybrid vehicles and we have more than ten years of experience with high performance batteries. Our battery products can also be used in purely electric vehicles and we also have expertise in a fourth drivetrain: the fuel cell. We have been researching fuel cells for 20 years,” said Dr. Mohsen Sohi, CEO, Freudenberg Group on new mobility.
Demand always drives supply. In the future, Freudenberg predicts relevancy for multiple drivetrain types– depending on their intended use. Electric vehicles will come sooner to urban areas, while efficient internal combustion engines will remain relevant in rural areas and for vehicles travelling greater distances. Technology will cater to consumer needs. The Group expects the changes to be more of an evolution than a revolution.
“We want to remain a competent supplier of high-tech innovation – for all drivetrain types. The innovations will include improvements to current internal combustion engines, hybrid engines or fuel cells along with those to purely electric vehicles. Thanks to our technological and material expertise, we will remain an important partner for many OEMs. Just look at battery technology or fuel cell products for example. Our nonwovens and filters are highly relevant to these markets. The markets for our sealing technology products are going to change, while they remain highly relevant. Our job is to advance the technologies we have, find new ideas and move forward with our customers,” said Georg Graf, Regional Representative, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center India.