Facts about FRIES


  • family business in 3rd generation
  • 200 employees, including 7 apprentices   
  • export rate 89 % in about 50 countries
  • 4 strategic business segments:
    • Packaging – buckets, jerrycans, drums and cans for transportation of  foods, dangerous foods, pharmacy, chemistry or for storrage of explosive substances
    • Gastronomy – dishwashing and storrage baskets, numerous of international patents are hold
    • Industrial baskets und workpiece carrier systems – used in the industrial parts cleaning
    • Moulding – automotive industry

Corporate video


  • 2019 Formation of Cup Concept Belgium
    Subsidiary company Cup Concept forms a  Joint-Venture with the company Biopack in Gistel
  • 2018 NSF-Certificate
  • 2018 100% takeover of Cup Concept, formation Cup Concept Austria
    Fries takes over 100% of the market leader for reusable solutions
  • 2017 Majority stake in Cup Concept Mehrwegsysteme GmbH Sexau
    Fries acquires the majority stake in the market leader for reusable solutions
  • 2014 Industrial parts cleaning
    Fries develops the first heat and chemical-resistant racks made from plastic for industrial parts cleaning
  • 2013 Name is changed to Fries Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • 2010 Investment in company Cup Concept
    Market leader of distribution and cleaning of returnable cups in the events sector
  • 2005 Automotive
    Production of automotive parts – manufactured using extrusion blow moulding method
  • 2003 Sale of yarn carrier activities to Italy
    (migration of customer target group)
  • 2000 Launch of IML
    Installation of first IML (InMouldLabeling) system for manufacturing high-quality, embellished items using injection moulding
  • 1995 Automotive production
    Production of injection moulding parts for automotive industry
  • 1994 Certification in line with EN ISO 9001
  • 1977 Division of Emil Adolff
  • 1957 Extrusion blow moulding begins
    Expansion through manufacture of hollow containers
  • 1954 Polymer processing begins
    Manufacture of items using injection moulding method
  • 1935 Takeover by Emil Adolff
    Manufacture of textile yarn carriers (spools) made from paper for spinning mills (textile industry)
  • 1896 Theodor FRIES was founded
    Manufacture of textile yarn carriers (spools) made from paper for spinning mills (textile industry)
  • 1896 Initial production begins