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Company History

Fröhlich Plastics Group was established from an old family enterprise, the origins of which were in Thuringian Großbreitenbach. In the past, household and kitchen utensils of porcelain and ceramics were made here. Since 1954 our company headquarters have been located in Bad Lauterberg im Harz.

Once a business and assembly plant for the production of so called expander caps for vacuum bottles, the enterprise has become a renowned manufacturer of technical thermoplastic injected components and structural units for various industries.

  • 1929 Establishment of Curt Fröhlich KG in Großbreitenbach, Thuringia
  • 1954 Company headquarters relocation to Bad Lauterberg im Harz
  • 1959 Launch of technical plastic component production
  • 1966 Establishment of our own tool shop
  • 1969 First deliveries for the automotive industry
  • 1991 Foundation of KUNSTSTOFF-FRÖHLICH GmbH in Sollstedt
  • 2003 Establishment of the manufacturing subsidiary in the Czech Republic
  • 2005 Certification of all the plants according to ISO TS 16949
  • 2006 Opening of an office in Shanghai, China
  • 2007 Establishment of “Froehlich Precision Plastics Production (Taicang) Co. Ltd.” in the Jiangsu Province (near Shanghai)
  • 2010 New electronic vacuum pumps production line
  • 2011 Conversion of the Pisek plant into the separate limited liability company of KUNSTSTOFF-FROEHLICH Czech Plast s.r.o.
  • 2012 Certification of KF Czech Plast and Sollstedt plant according to ISO 14001