Information about FRIES Kunststofftechnik GmbH

FRIES is a specialist in plastics processing and focuses on the development and production of high-quality plastic products.

The business areas in which the plastics processing company is active are subdivided into industrial packaging, catering dishwasher racks, workpiece carriers, and industrial baskets, as well as technical moulded parts.

Production takes place exclusively at the Sulz site. Around 4,000 tonnes of plastic are processed here every year. The export rate for the products is 89%. Customers are supplied in more than 50 countries worldwide.

FRIES Kunststofftechnik is a third generation family business with headquarters in Sulz, Austria. The company currently employs 200 people, 7 of whom are apprentices.

The plastics technology company has a strong network of locations and partners throughout Europe.

Facts

Turnover in 2019: €30 Mio.
(FRIES Group)

Export to 50 countries worldwide

Export rate of 89%

200 employees, 7 apprentices

The history of FRIES

2021

Packaging with recycled material

slt jerrycan with recycled materials

FRIES produces SLT jerrycans with recycled material. With a proportion of up to 35 %, UN approvals for hazardous goods are possible.

2020

Introduction of digital printing

Reusable Cups can now be designed with digital printing. The images are applied directly onto the cup. Digital printing is suitable for small quantities.

2019

Formation of Cup Concept Belgium

formation of cup concept belgium

Subsidiary company Cup Concept forms Cup Concept Belgium BV as a  Joint-Venture with the company Biopack in Gistel.

2018

NSF-Certificate

NSF Certificate

FRIES receives the NSF-Certificate. This is an important Certificate for the food-safety of products.

Formation of Cup Concept Austria

Cup Concept Mehrwegsysteme expands and forms Cup Concept Austria GmbH with its location in Vienna.

100 % takeover of Cup Concept

cup concept headquarters freiburg

FRIES takes over 100 % of the market leader for reusable solutions.

2017

Halal Certificate

Halal Certificate Austria

FRIES receives the Halal Certificate for the products and production.

Majority stake in Cup Concept Mehrwegsysteme GmbH Sexau

Fries acquires the majority stake in the market leader for reusable solutions.

2014

Production of Industrial Cleaning Racks

Workpiece Carrier System

Fries develops the first heat and chemical-resistant racks made from plastic for industrial parts cleaning.

2013

Change of name to FRIES Kunststofftechnik GmbH

Fries Kunststofftechnik company building

Theodor FRIES GmbH & Co KG becomes FRIES Kunststofftechnik GmbH.

2010

Investment in company Cup Concept

reusable cups cup concept

FRIES acquires stakes of Cup Concept Mehrwegsysteme GmbH – the market leader of distribution and cleaning of reusable cups in the events sector.

2005

Production of automotive parts

FRIES produces parts for the automotive industry using the extrusion blow moulding method.

2003

Sale of yarn carrier activities to Italy

Textile yarn carriers

FRIES changes its customer target group focussing on different business fields.

2000

Launch of IML

Cups with IML print

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

EN ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 Certification

FRIES receives the EN ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management.

1977

Division of Emil Adolff

The Family Rhomberg purchases the shares of Emil Adolff.

1957

Extrusion blow moulding begins

Person with Buckets and Jerrycans

FRIES expands through the manufacturing of hollow containers using extrusion blow moulding.

1954

Polymer processing begins

Injection moulding Machine

FRIES manufactures items using injection moulding.

1935

Takeover by Emil Adolff

Production Facility

Manufacture of textile yarn carriers made from paper for spinning mills.

1896

Theodor FRIES was founded and the initial production begins

Theodor Fries on Horseback

Theodor FRIES founds the company and starts manufacturing textile yarn carriers made from paper. These are used in the textile industry for spinning mills.