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 5,000 tonnes of plastic are processed here every year. The export rate for the products is 85%. 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 250 people, 6 of whom are apprentices.

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


Turnover in 2023: €41 Mio.
(FRIES Group)

Export to 50 countries worldwide

Export rate of 85%

250 employees, 6 apprentices

The history of FRIES


Recyclate content in plastic drums

Recyclate content in plastic drums

The two largest plastic packaging types, the L Ring Drum PLUS 220 l and the MEGATOP Roll-Ring Drum 220 l, can be produced with up to 60% recycled content.


ISCC plus certification

ISCC plus certification

FRIES receives the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, setting another example of strong leadership in sustainability.


FRIES adds reusable tableware to its product range

FRIES adds reusable tableware to its product range

FRIES expands its product range and now also offers reusable tableware for the catering sector.

Purchase of shares in CUP CONCEPT Nederland B.V.

Purchase of shares in CUP CONCEPT Nederland B.V.

FRIES expands into the Netherlands and acquires a 40% stake in CUP CONCEPT Nederland B.V.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


Production of Industrial Cleaning Racks

Workpiece Carrier System

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


Change of name to FRIES Kunststofftechnik GmbH

Fries Kunststofftechnik company building

Theodor FRIES GmbH & Co KG becomes FRIES Kunststofftechnik GmbH.


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.


Production of automotive parts

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


Sale of yarn carrier activities to Italy

Textile yarn carriers

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


Launch of IML

Cups with IML print

Installation of first IML (InMouldLabeling) system for manufacturing high-quality, embellished items using injection moulding.


Automotive production

Production of injection moulding parts for automotive industry.


EN ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 Certification

FRIES receives the EN ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management.


Division of Emil Adolff

The Family Rhomberg purchases the shares of Emil Adolff.


Extrusion blow moulding begins

Person with Buckets and Jerrycans

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


Polymer processing begins

Injection moulding Machine

FRIES manufactures items using injection moulding.


Takeover by Emil Adolff

Production Facility

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


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.