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High power, little space: Contact heating of tools and machine parts. We make cartridge heaters from diameter 4 up to 31.8 mm in an unlimited number of styles.
download pdfHotMicroCoil Heating Elements
Precise power distribution, flexible design: Nozzle heaters mainly for the plastic industry. We produce HotMicroCoils according to your specifications, including dimensions, winding pattern and power.
download pdfInfrared Heaters
Contact free heating, various wave lengths: Direct heating of materials and surfaces. We offer a huge standard range for every type of infrared radiation in different models.
download pdfTubular Heaters
Many sections, many lengths: Long-living heating elements for the use in air or tools. We can supply many different shapes, lengths and wattages with the option to be bent by yourselves.
download pdfHeating Bands
High power, big flexibility: Heating of tubes and cylinders. We have the right type to meet your requirements with different models and materials suitable for your application.
download pdfThermo Sensors
Various sensor shapes, exact measuring: Measurement of temperature in controlled heat processes. We deliver the appropriate sensor for your applications from our standard range or according to your demands.
Easy handling, quick control: The universal supplement to our heating elements: We show how a good controlling performance can be joined with an optimised choice of functions and an easy handling.
download pdfFlat Heating Elements
Multifunctional use, uniform heating: Contact heating of flat surfaces. We manufacture flat heating elements in several materials, customised to your application.
download pdfOpen Wire Heating Elements
Effective air flow heating, variable designs: The best way to heat airflow, as seen in automatic devices or tumble dryers. We produce adapted heating elements for your fans or, when required, with fan.
Small quantities, perfect supplement: It's not just the heaters that count - everything around does, too. We supply connection components and accessories in order to optimise the use of our heating elements.
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download pdfXtreme small - miniaturizing and Xtreme design of heating solutions
Our "Xtreme small" heating elements set standards in the field of micro injection moulding and micro applications for electric process heat in general.
download pdfSheath thermocouples for the plastics industry with cast connection head
Sheath thermocouples with Kapton connector cable and a cast connection head capable of withstanding high temperatures: an 'Xtreme' version designed for the most demanding conditions in temperature measurement for nozzles and hot runner systems.
护套热电偶具有 Kapton 连接导线和一个耐高温的铸造接头："Xtreme"规格，能够承受对喷嘴和热流道系统进行温度测量时的高负荷。
download pdfFlyer Tubular Heaters 3 x 3 mm / Ø 3,3 mm
download pdfFlyer Hand held devices
General purpose infrared thermometer for standard applications
download pdfFlyer Drum Heaters
- download pdfInquiry Form Cartridge Heaters
Just download, print, fill in and fax it to us. You will receive our quotation shortly. Alternatively, you can use our online inquiry form for Cartrdige Heaters here.
download pdfInquiry Form HotMicroCoil Heating Elements
Just download, print, fill in and fax it to us. You will receive our quotation shortly. Alternatively, you can use our online inquiry form for HotMicroCoil Heating Elements here.
download pdfInquiry Form Controllers
Just download, print, fill in and fax it to us. You will receive our quotation shortly. Alternatively, you can use our online inquiry form for Controllers here.
Online Inquiry Forms
All further inquiry forms of our products you can find in this overview.
- Video ansehenFeel the heat @ Freek - Video (3min)
Year of production 2013
Friedrich Freek GmbH is a family business with its registered head office in Menden, Sauerland, Germany; the company operates worldwide. We develop, produce, and sell electric heating elements for industrial applications; when it comes to heating operations in the plastics industry our products really set the standard. We have a global reputation as specialists in process heat technology; ever since 1950 we have been providing reliable, top-quality products "Made in Germany" from a single source. Freek supplies heating elements to numerous reputed manufacturers and market leaders in all sectors - both the traditional and the young and expanding. Our customers are not only from plastics and packaging industries but also companies involved in medical and laboratory equipment, air-conditioning, canteen kitchens, solar and wind energy, aviation and aerospace.
Today our core business is the production of highly innovative HotMicroCoils - often used as electric nozzle heating elements for hot runners in injection moulding. But our product spectrum is much broader than that - offering customers all sorts of industrial-standard heating elements. This does not only include HotMicroCoils but also a wide range of heating elements - tubular heaters, cartridge heaters, infrared heaters, flat heating elements, foil heaters, and air heaters, and also the complete range of measuring and controlling technology. With our intelligent value-added system, our flexible machines, our innovative product and production concepts, and our various specialist competences Freek now serves more than 1000 customers worldwide every year.
All this could not be achieved without our highly motivated staff. They make all the difference! They sustain our tried and tested quick response system. For our customers that means short delivery times and maximum flexibility.
Freek stands above all for sustained growth through innovation. We develop new ideas - ideally in co-operation with our customers and our many international partners and with the support of numerous scientists - also within the framework of joint research projects under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
"We offer innovative solutions, customized for your application in plastics and packaging technology and wherever electric process heat determines product quality and process speed."
Stefan Kaiser, Managing Director Friedr. Freek GmbH
"Our competent employees are at your service. This is what you can rely on."
Wolfgang Kaiser, Managing Director Friedr. Freek GmbH
watch trailer watch movie A normal working day at Friedr. Freek (24 min / Trailer: 3 min)
Year of production 2010
The idea of our Freek movie goes back onto our LEAN project, in which we established until the beginning of year 2008 a comprehensive business model for the manufacture of our simple standard heating elements. At that time the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA) assigned the Berlin filmmaker Renate Teucher to produce a film documentation about the project results.
This was how we happened to achieve the first edition of our Freek movie. And the first edition could have easily been the current one if not the upcoming world economic crises would have reversed economic realities completely. So the words at the film's ending "... The order books are full and Freek is once more expanding" sounded somewhat misplaced and could impossibly be left. This is how it came we approached Mrs. Teucher just one year later to produce an updated edition of the movie.
The result received its premier at the occasion of the company's 60th anniversary in June 2010. And due to the overwhelming positive resonance from our guests we decided to have a short trailer (3 min) besides the more essential but longer documentation, too. We would be pleased if you like our Freek movies, and thank you in advance for any comments.
watch videoMilestones company image (2 min)
Year of production 2002
Original extract from www.milestones.nrw.de:
Category: Turnaround, Group: medium-sized and small enterprises
Friedr. Freek GmbH, Menden: impressive market success by horizontal co-operation
Founded in 1950 in Menden as a single enterprise and converted into a Ltd. company in 1970, today Freek manufactures and distributes with 45 employees electric heating elements and heating systems for industrial and household appliances. The turnover in 2001 exceeded 5 million Euro.
As a typical subcontractor, specialized in niches, Friedr. Freek GmbH was confronted by considerable problems in the nineties: concentration on customers' side resulting in demands for price reduction, a larger performance spectrum and increased quality standards pressed the company hard. The dependance from the stagnating 'white ware' industry and missing monopoly characteristics led to a 34% decline in business from 1993 to 1996.
As a way out the management looked for an intensified co-operation with other small enterprises with a similar need of action. Yet, merger and acquisition were ruled out. In 1997 Freek initiated the horizontal R&D co-operation EUCOPET, which is meanwhile joined by five carefully selected international partner companies. Main target was the mutual completion of resources and abilities, especially for joint Research & Development followed by the promotion of innovation power and the orientation towards export markets. The co-operation proved to be most successful. New products became money-spinner, among them heating elements for hand and hair dryers. With this example Freek and its co-operation allies showed that it is possible, with intelligent value adding concepts, to produce even Low-Tech-products in highly industrialized markets profitably. A Million-order deal for Infrared-heaters followed.
The intensive exchange in all relevant technological and organisational matters as well as the exploitation of synergy effects paid for all parties involved. Apart from new products, lasting process improvements in administration and production have been achieved. Together with extensive marketing all partners achieved visible improvements in turnover and outcome. Since the foundation of EUCOPET Freek celebrates great sales successes. The export rate "jumped" almost from a "standing position" up to 35%, upward tendency. The number of customers increased tenfold. From 1997 to 2000 the turnover grew by more than 130%. All co-operation partners succeeded in catching up with the sector's world-wide market leaders and partially even in overtaking them . Already in 1999 awarded as a particularly innovative company by the initiative TOP100 NRW, Freek offers a large part of its gained co-operation know-how in seminars and publications to other interested parties.
watch videoEUCOPET in Europamagazin of ARD (6 min)
Year of production 2000
The successes of our co-operation caused the First German TV Station (ARD) to produce a 7-minute report about EUCOPET. After the first shootings at Freek's 50th anniversary in May 2000, they went to Ceramicx in Ireland and finally a second time to Freek. With such exact investigations it is not surprising that ARD-reporter Michaela May succeeded with her report an entertaining and apt portray of EUCOPET. The report was telecast in the programme "Europamagazin" on Saturday, 02. December 2000, 16:35h.
- download pdfHandelsblatt Freek-Portrait
Gute Partnerwahl schützt vor Enttäuschung
Reich, Ingo. In: Handelsblatt, 25.02.02/Nr. 39, Seite T11
download pdfTOP 100 Freek-Portrait
download pdfCo-operation beats competition in R&D.
EUREKA Promotion Sheet for the EUCOPET presentation on Hannover fair 1999.
download pdfCooperation beats competition
EUCOPET project profile, published in EUREKA`s "BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES"-section on www.eureka.be
- download pdfJahresbericht 2010
Institut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen
Technische Universität Darmstadt - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele
Webseite besuchenwww.eureka.be (success story Eucopet)
Facts and figures regarding EUCOPET out of the EUREKA project file
download pdfDer Betriebsleiter
Gemeinsam sind sie stark - ERP-Software vernetzt Kooperationspartner. In: Der Betriebsleiter, 17.06.2002, Seite 36-37
download pdfHandelsblatt Freek-Portrait
Gute Partnerwahl schützt vor Enttäuschung
Reich, Ingo. In: Handelsblatt, 25.02.02/Nr. 39, Seite T11
The magazine "Industry & European Market" (iem) reports in its issue from 07.11.2001 about the cooperation between the Swedish drier-producer Asko Cylinda AB and Freek (page 82/83).
download pdfFACTORY EUCOPET - Kooperation unter Konkurrenten
In: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Hrsg.): 15 Jahre EUREKA. BMBF - Referat für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Bonn, Nov 2000.
"Dornenreicher Weg" - Räumliche Distanz sichert Kooperationserfolge im Mittelstand. Kaiser, Stefan. In: SCOPE 9/2000, Seite 6
download pdfKooperation schafft neue Arbeitsplätze
In EUREKA-News 47, Juni 2000, Seite 6
Webseite besuchenTOP 100 NRW; 2000 (ISBN 3-930019-07-9)
Hundert innovative Unternehmen schaffen Perspektiven für NRW. Bantle, Frank; Pröbstl, Bernd; Schuble, Joachim (Hrsg.): Schlaumeier Medien GmbH, Stuttgart, 1999
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We produce according to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, an international reference for quality management requirements in business-to-business dealings. Download our declaration of conformity for ISO 9000 ff here.