遠東新世紀公司與德國科德寶集團(Freudenberg)合資成立的科德寶遠東股份有限公司，4月26日斥資新臺幣13億元，啟動位於桃園市大園廠第三條聚酯紡粘不織布生產線興建工程。新生產線將於2020年完工投產，將可強化科德寶遠東公司於亞太區不織布市場的產業競爭力。遠東集團徐旭東董事長、遠東新世紀公司席家宜副董事長、科德寶高性能材料集團(Freudenberg Performance Material)首席執行官Frank Heislitz博士、桃園市政府陳靜航副秘書長、經濟部工業局民生化工組王書龍副組長、科德寶遠東公司林國明總裁等人共同出席開工動土典禮。
FENC Has Partnered With Freudenberg to Expand Nonwovens Capacities in Taiwan
Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb (hereinafter referred to as “FFS”), a joint venture from Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Stock code: 1402, “FENC”) and Freudenberg Performance Materials (“Freudenberg”), plans to invest NT$ 1.3 billion to build the 3rd nonwovens production line at the Tayuan Tao-Yuan site in Taiwan. Construction of this new production line is expected to be completed in 2020, which will enhance FFS’s competitiveness in Asia nonwovens market. Mr. Douglas Tong Hsu, Chairman of Far Eastern Group, Mr. Johnny Hsi, Vice Chairman of FENC, Dr. Frank Heislitz, designated CEO of Freudenberg, and Mr. Gow Ming Lin, President of FFS attended a ceremony for beginning the construction.
“Freudenberg is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications, of which management philosophy and company development is similar to that of Far Eastern Group,” said by Mr. Douglas Tong Hsu. “FENC has cooperated with Freudenberg for more than 30 years. Our joint venture - FFS’s nonwovens not only can be used in a wide range of various applications but also lead the market. Although a few foreign enterprises hesitate about the long-term investment environment in Taiwan, we have encouraged our joint venture partner to expand its capacity in Taiwan to promote the economic growth and create new job opportunities locally. We believe our government will provide a more friendly investment environment to assist the foreign enterprises to invest in Taiwan,” indicated by Mr. Douglas Tong Hsu.
FFS was founded in 1987 as a joint venture among the Freudenberg, FENC and the Japan Vilene Corporation. FFS produces polyester spunlaid nonwovens for the automotive, interior design, footwear, filter, roof, geotextile, furniture and agriculture markets. FFS sells its products in Asia and has sales offices in Japan and China as well as distributors in other Asia-Pacific countries.
Currently, FFS has two production lines of polyester spunlaid nonwovens with the annual capacity around 20,000 tons. In response to the rapid economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the strong demand for the quality multi-functional nonwovens products, FFS has planned to build an additional production line around 11,000 tons per year to meet the market demand and support its downstream clients. The 3rd production line will be installed the latest advanced equipment and automated production facilities with Industry 4.0., which will upgrade the functionality of innovative technical textiles, improve the production efficiency and quality, and save the energy consumption. The new plant will also set up a solar power system to utilize the renewable energy. ＃