FRIWO AG

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"We want to create sustainable value for our customers, employees and shareholders as an international full-service provider of customized and innovative e-mobility solutions as well as power supply devices!"

Company

FRIWO: Power supplies and charging technology at the highest level

FRIWO AG from Ostbevern, known in the past primarily as a manufacturer of plug-in power supply units in lower power classes, is developing with great strides in a completely new direction. In recent years, the company has already continuously shifted its strategic focus: away from simple, easily copied power supply solutions and price-driven markets with high competitive pressure from Asia, towards intelligent charging and battery technology for demanding and emerging markets such as cordless tools, medical technology or electro mobility. Now FRIWO is completing the transformation from product to system provider.

Configurable systems from a single source

The basic idea that FRIWO is pursuing with the new strategy is to offer a configurable overall system from a single source: optimally coordinated products that can be adapted via software according to the needs of the customer and their application. In this way, the customer is not only spared high development costs and the nerve-wracking coordination of several suppliers, his time-to-market is also drastically reduced through the use of an integrated system.

The company grows: Acquisition of Emerge-Engineering

FRIWO’s approach as a system supplier has not only been about chargers and batteries for some time now, but goes far beyond that: In December 2018, FRIWO took over Emerge-Engineering GmbH, a real technology jewel, and acquired market-leading know-how regarding the software-based configuration and control of electric drives. This is an ideal addition to the existing portfolio, as the combination of the two companies’ products results in complete electric drive trains including the associated charging technology, which can be used in all of FRIWO’s target markets.

History
History

FRIWO AG accompanies a long and eventful history: The world’s first plug-in power supply unit is invented in Ostbevern. FRIWO becomes the world market leader in the field of chargers for cell phones. The cell phone charger division is sold. From now on, the company focuses on power supplies for demanding and future-oriented markets with special requirements. The transformation from a pure product supplier to a software-oriented solution provider for high-tech power supplies and drive systems takes place. All these are just a few cornerstones of our past development.

Milestones in our Company History
2019 An entirely new corporate identity
In the course of its transformation into a software-oriented technology company, FRIWO adopts a completely new corporate identity.
2018 Takeover of Emerge-Engineering GmbH
FRIWO’s approach as a system supplier has not only been about chargers and batteries for some time now, but goes far beyond that: In December 2018, FRIWO took over Emerge-Engineering GmbH, a real technology jewel, and acquired market-leading know-how regarding the software-based configuration and control of electric drives. With the takeover, FRIWO is taking the step from a pure product supplier to a system provider, offering complete electric drive trains including the associated charging technology from a single source.
2017 Vertical integration
FRIWO takes over a production of transformers and chokes from a supplier in Vietnam. This adds an important product component to the company’s value chain. The number of employees grows to over 2,000.
2016 Grand Opening Vietnam
Opening of a state-of-the-art production facility in Vietnam. The high-quality production clearly sets itself apart from the local standard and features, for example, an ESD floor, nitrogen soldering systems, and automatic testing and inspection systems. With the new location, FRIWO is also well equipped for future growth.
2015 Focus on target markets “TIME”
Through the targeted development of know-how, FRIWO is becoming a leading supplier in the technologically demanding and future-oriented Tools, Industrial, Medical and E-Mobility sectors.
2014 A first step towards a system concept
The company starts manufacturing battery packs and thus acts as a provider of charging and battery technology with complete solutions from a single source.
2013 Breaking through the sales barrier
FRIWO generates sales of over 100 million euros for the first time
2009 FRIWO AG is established
CEAG changes its name: CEAG AG becomes FRIWO AG.
2008 New structures: Sale of the FMP division and change of ownership
As part of the standardization of chargers for cell phones to the USB standard, the FMP division is sold to the Singapore-based company Flextronics.
In addition, Cardea Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of VTC Industrieholding GmbH, acquires the majority shares in CEAG AG from the previous main shareholder, DELTON AG of Bad Homburg. The company headquarters of CEAG AG is relocated to the FRIWO headquarters in Ostbevern.
2006 Listing in the General Standard
The shares of CEAG AG are officially listed in the General Standard
2002 FRIWO is divided into two divisions
FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH is divided into the two business divisions FRIWO Mobile Power (FMP) and FRIWO Power Solutions (FPS). While the FMP division specializes in chargers for cell phones, FPS develops power supply solutions and chargers for a wide range of other markets.
In the field of chargers for cell phones, the company will later be regarded as the world market leader with a global market share of around one quarter.
1996 Friemann & Wolf becomes FRIWO
The company name “Friemann & Wolf” is officially changed to FRIWO. Today’s subsidiary FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH is established
1983 CEAG AG takes over Friemann & Wolf
Entry into the external power supply business: The company Friemann & Wolf is acquired by CEAG AG.
1977 Listing of CEAG AG on the stock exchange
Industrieanlagen und Leichtbau GmbH changes its name and location: CEAG Industrieaktien und Anlagen AG is formed with new headquarters in Frankfurt
1967 The forerunner of CEAG is founded
The corporate history of FRIWO AG (formerly CEAG AG) in its current form has its actual origins in Industrieanlagen und Leichtbau GmbH, founded in Düren in 1967.
Investment Highlights
Investment Highlights
  • Leading, success-critical supplier position in the growth market of e-mobility
  • Established position in medical technology, mobile tool technology and industrial applications
  • Technology enabler with high innovative strength and R&D focus
  • High added value: software and hardware systems from a single source
  • Cost-efficient production structure thanks to global footprint
  • High earnings and cash flow potential
  • Experienced management

FRIWO Equity Story

Sustainability
Our understanding of sustainability

For us, sustainable management means taking into account all perspectives of sustainability within the orientation of our entrepreneurial activities. As a listed company, we strive for profitable growth that minimizes the utilization of resources as well as negative impacts on the environment, while considering employee interests and needs.

Our efficient products make a contribution

Changing lifestyles and usage habits are leading to an ever-increasing demand for efficient power supply technology and specialized energy supply systems for mobile devices of all kinds. FRIWO considers itself as a leading company for the development and production of assemblies and systems for these applications. In close cooperation with our customers, we are continuously working on making our products both more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. In doing so, we not only comply with all legal regulations for energy efficiency but also strive to always exceed them. Reducing the overall dimensions of our products reduces material usage and therefore helps to conserve valuable resources.

Protecting the environment is an obligation for us

We take the protection of the environment very seriously and therefore have not only implemented an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 at our own manufacturing sites, but also ensure that our business partners in equipment manufacturing set up and maintain an environmental management system also. This enables us to identify risks in good time, prevent damage and are able through continuous improvement to reduce the impact of our products and production on the environment to an inevitable minimum. We are aware that we handle problematic substances within the production of our equipment and that these substances later become part of these products.

Employees guarantee innovations

Our well-trained employees at all our sites play an essential part in guaranteeing that FRIWO can continuously present innovations and produce gains in efficiency. The fair treatment of all employees means therefore more than a matter of fact to us – it is a key success factor. In-house training programs, pay that is exclusively linked to the respective job description as well as fair opportunities for advancements are examples of the measures that we implement.

FRIWO stands for fairness and integrity

Compliance with legal regulations at the various locations by all employees as well as ethically impeccable behaviour by all is indispensable for us. The same applies to our business partners: We do not tolerate legally and morally dubious practices.

Publications

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25.11.2022 10:00 Uhr
FRIWO establishes subsidiary in the USA to meet growing demand, particularly in the e-mobility and medical sectors
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10.11.2022 10:00 Uhr
Press release on Q3 2022
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11.08.2022 10:00 Uhr
Press release on the 2022 half-year financial report
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11.08.2022 10:00 Uhr
Half-year financial report 2022
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21.07.2022 10:00 Uhr
Press release Progress Joint-Venture India
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04.07.2022 15:00 Uhr
Press release execution capital increase Uno Minda
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28.06.2022 10:00 Uhr
Articles of Association of FRIWO AG (German only)
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11.05.2022 10:00 Uhr
Press release Q1 2022
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06.05.2022 11:00 Uhr
Press release Capital Increase Uno Minda
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01.04.2022 11:10 Uhr
Ad hoc: Intended investment of UNO MINDA Group in FRIWO AG delayed due to pending approval of Reserve Bank of India (German only)
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31.03.2022 10:00 Uhr
Annual Report of FRIWO Group 2021
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31.03.2022 10:00 Uhr
Record order situation at FRIWO signals start of profitable growth phase (German only)
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31.03.2022 10:00 Uhr
Compensation report of FRIWO AG 2021 (German only)
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31.03.2022 10:00 Uhr
Annual financial statements of FRIWO AG 2021 (German only)
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22.03.2022 13:00 Uhr
FRIWO focused on sustainable improvement of balance sheet quality (German only)
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28.02.2022 11:00 Uhr
Tobias Tunsch appointed Chief Financial Officer of FRIWO AG (German only)
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15.02.2022 11:45 Uhr
Ad hoc: FRIWO AG's 2021 annual results meet sales forecast and are slightly below earnings guidance due to a goodwill impairment charge (German only)
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10.12.2021 13:00 Uhr
Joint venture between FRIWO AG and UNO MINDA Group opens up new perspectives in the field of e-mobility for both companies (German only)
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10.12.2021 13:00 Uhr
Ad hoc: FRIWO enters into joint venture with UNO MINDA Group and decides a cash capital increase and a capital increase in kind (German only)
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11.11.2021 10:00 Uhr
Press release for the 3rd trimester 2021 (German only)
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10.11.2021 13:00 Uhr
Ad hoc: FRIWO AG releases new forecast for business year 2021 (German only)
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12.08.2021 10:00 Uhr
Press release on the half-year report (German only)
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12.08.2021 10:00 Uhr
Half-year report 2021 (German only)
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04.08.2021 10:00 Uhr
Ad hoc: FRIWO suspends forecast for 2021 due to significantly tightened corona situation at production site in Vietnam (German only)
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05.05.2021 10:00 Uhr
Press release for the 1st trimester 2021 (German only)
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25.03.2021 10:00 Uhr
Press release for the year 2020 (German only)
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25.03.2021 10:00 Uhr
Annual financial statements of FRIWO AG 2020 (German only)
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25.03.2021 10:00 Uhr
Annual Report of the FRIWO Group 2020 (German only)
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12.03.2021 10:00 Uhr
Press release: Ulrich Lammers leaves the management of FRIWO AG at his own request (German only)
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28.01.2021 10:00 Uhr
Ad hoc: FRIWO Group 2020 with slightly weaker operating earnings development than announced due to corona (German only)
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11.11.2020
Press release 11.11.2020 (German only)
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12.08.2020
Press release 12.08.2020 (German only)
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12.08.2020
Half-year report 2020 (German only)
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06.05.2020
Press release 1st quarter 2020 (German only)
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03.04.2020
FRIWO AG postpones Annual General Meeting due to Corona crisis (German only)
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26.03.2020 10:00 Uhr
Annual financial statements 2019 (German only)
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26.03.2020 10:00 Uhr
Press release on the Annual Report 2019 (German only)
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26.03.2020 10:00 Uhr
Annual Report 2019 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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09.12.2019
FRIWO gets fit for the future with extensive transformation program for growth and profitability (German only)
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09.12.2019
Ad hoc: FRIWO decides on transformation program for growth and profitability and adjusts forecasts for 2019 due to high special charges (German only)
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07.11.2019
FRIWO still focused on strategic transformation after nine months of 2019 (German only)
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08.08.2019
Half-Year Report 2019 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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08.08.2019
FRIWO lays foundations for profitable growth in transitional year 2019 - first half of the year marked by slowing economy (German only)
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17.07.2019
FRIWO adjusts economic expectations for fiscal 2019 (German only)
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07.07.2019
Ad hoc: FRIWO adapts economic expectations for the 2019 financial year (German only)
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27.06.2019
New Chief Financial Officer at FRIWO AG (German only)
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07.05.2019
FRIWO: Transformation into a systems provider is key to future growth (German only)
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06.05.2019
FRIWO starts the transition year 2019 with restraint (German only)
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27.03.2019
2019 is a year of transition for FRIWO on its way to becoming a system provider (German only)
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27.03.2019
Annual Report 2018 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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27.03.2019
Annual Financial Statements 2018 of FRIWO AG (German only)
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12.03.2019
Ad hoc: FRIWO: Executive Management and Supervisory Management propose a dividend of 40 euro cents per share for fiscal year 2018 at the previous year's level (German only)
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19.12.2018
Ad hoc: FRIWO AG acquires Emerge-(German only)Engineering GmbH, significantly strengthening its technology base(German only)
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19.12.2018
FRIWO develops from a product to a system provider (German only)
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08.11.2018
FRIWO with business development in the third trimester of 2018 in line with expectations (German only)
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08.10.2018
Martin Schimmelpfennig leaves the Management of FRIWO AG at his own request (German only)
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09.08.2018
FRIWO with a challenging first half of 2018 (German only)
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09.08.2018
FRIWO Group Half-Year Report 2018 (German only)
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11.07.2018
Ad hoc: FRIWO reduces sales and earnings expectations for the full year 2018 (German only)
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11.07.2018
FRIWO adjusts expectations for the entire year 2018 (German only)
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15.05.2018
FRIWO focuses on a larger product portfolio and a new sales organization (German only)
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08.05.2018
FRIWO with solid start to the year in the first quarter of 2018 (German only)
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27.03.2018
Annual Report 2017 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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27.03.2018
FRIWO increases earnings and profitability in 2017 (German only)
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27.03.2018
Annual Financial Statements 2017 of FRIWO AG (German only)
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08.11.2017
FRIWO with significant earnings growth after nine months of 2017 (German only)
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07.11.2017
FRIWO raises earnings forecast for the full year 2017 (German only)
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10.08.2017
Half-Year Report 2017 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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10.08.2017
FRIWO records strong first half of 2017 (German only)
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11.05.2017
FRIWO announces long-term dividend policy for the first time (German only)
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10.05.2017
FRIWO shows exceptionally strong first trimester (German only)
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28.03.2017
Half-Year Report 2017 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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28.03.2017
FRIWO shows strong result and return growth in 2016 (German only)
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23.02.2017
Changes in the Management Board of FRIWO AG: Rolf Schwirz becomes new CEO, Lothar Schwemm leaves the company (German only)
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04.01.2017
FRIWO completes purchase of converter and choke production in Vietnam (German only)
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08.12.2016
Ad hoc announcement: FRIWO AG acquires converter and choke production in Vietnam and thus expands value chain (German only)
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08.12.2016
FRIWO acquires production in Vietnam and thus expands value chain (German only)
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24.11.2016
Ad hoc announcement: FRIWO raises earnings forecast for the full year 2016 (German only)
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10.08.2016
High order backlog: FRIWO is well equipped for the second half of the year (German only)
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10.08.2016
Half-Year Report 2016 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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11.05.2016
FRIWO shareholders approve dividend increase (German only)
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10.05.2016
FRIWO records moderate start to the year as expected (German only)
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29.03.2016
Annual Financial Statements 2015 of FRIWO AG (German only)
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29.03.2016
Annual Report 2015 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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29.03.2016
FRIWO plans a year of consolidation at a high level in 2016 (German only)
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08.03.2016
FRIWO increases consolidated sales and earnings in 2015 (German only)
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08.03.2016
Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG (German only)
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11.11.2015
Ad hoc announcement: FRIWO AG proposes dividend of 13 euro cents per share for fiscal 2014 (German only)
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11.11.2015
FRIWO continues solid growth course in the third quarter of 2015 (German only)
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12.08.2015
Half-Year Report 2015 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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12.08.2015
FRIWO on a stable growth course in the first half of 2015 (German only)
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05.05.2015
Annual General Meeting of FRIWO AG approves dividend of 13 euro cents per share for fiscal year 2014 (German only)
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04.05.2015
FRIWO has started well into 2015 (German only)
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04.05.2015
Interim announcement in the 1st half of 2015 (German only)
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24.03.2015
Annual Financial Statements 2014 of FRIWO AG (German only)
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24.03.2015
FRIWO aims for further growth in sales and earnings in 2015 (German only)
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24.03.2015
Annual Report 2014 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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26.02.2015
FRIWO continues growth course in 2014 and plans dividend payment (German only)
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26.02.2015
Ad hoc announcement: FRIWO AG proposes dividend of 13 euro cents per share for fiscal year 2014 (German only)
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12.11.2014
Interim statement in the 2nd half of 2014 (German only)
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12.11.2014
FRIWO's growth course strengthened in the third trimester of 2014 (German only)
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12.11.2014
FRIWO's growth course strengthened in the third quarter of 2014 (German only)
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07.11.2014
FRIWO expands range of services to include battery business (German only)
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13.08.2014
FRIWO Group Half-Year Report 2014 (German only)
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13.08.2014
FRIWO continues growth course at a high level in the first half of 2014 (German only)
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07.05.2014
Interim statement in the 1st half of 2014 (German only)
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07.05.2014
FRIWO records solid start to 2014 financial year (German only)
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29.04.2014
FRIWO continues profitable business development at previous year's high level (German only)
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18.03.2014
FRIWO with high sales growth and significantly improved earnings in 2013 (German only)
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18.03.2014
Annual Report 2013 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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18.03.2014
FRIWO AG Annual Financial Statements 2013 (German only)
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14.03.2014
Change in the Management of FRIWO AG (German only)
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13.11.2013
Interim statement in the 2nd half of 2013 (German only)
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13.11.2013
FRIWO expects a significant improvement in earnings for 2013 and, for the first time, sales of well over 100 million euros (German only)
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14.08.2013
Half-Year Report 2013 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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14.08.2013
FRIWO records dynamic sales and earnings growth in the first half of 2013 (German only)
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15.05.2013
FRIWO records dynamic growth (German only)
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15.05.2013
Interim statement in the 1st half of 2013 (German only)
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07.05.2013
Upward trend at FRIWO continues - Good start to 2013 (German only)
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20.03.2013
FRIWO with positive business trend in 2012 (German only)
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20.03.2013
Annual Financial Statements 2012 of FRIWO AG German only)
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20.03.2013
Annual Report 2012 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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28.02.2013
Changes in the Management of FRIWO AG (German only)
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14.11.2012
Interim statement in the 2nd half of 2012 (German only)
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14.11.2012
FRIWO press release waives business recovery in 2nd half-year (German only)
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14.11.2012
FRIWO records restrained start to 2012 (German only)
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15.08.2012
Half-Year Report 2012 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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15.08.2012
FRIWO: Business performance in the first half of 2012 below expectations (German only)
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09.05.2012
Half-Year Report 2012 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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03.05.2012
FRIWO is well prepared for market challenges (German only)
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20.03.2012
Annual Report 2011 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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20.03.2012
FRIWO achieves significant improvement in earnings in 2011 (German only)
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20.03.2012
Annual Financial Statements 2011 of FRIWO AG (German only)
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09.11.2011
FRIWO with sales and earnings growth despite currently weaker demand (German only)
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09.11.2011
Interim statement in the 2nd half of 2011 (German only)
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10.08.2011
Half-Year Report 2011 of the FRIWO Group (German only)
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10.08.2011
FRIWO continues to grow in the first half of 2011 (German only)
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11.05.2011
FRIWO remains on growth track in first quarter of 2011 (German only)
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11.05.2011
Interim statement in the 1st half of 2011 (German only)
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03.05.2011
FRIWO expects significant growth in the coming years (German only)
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03.12.2009
Directors' dealings pursuant to section 15a of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) (German only)
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FRIWO AG (formerly CEAG AG), headquartered in Ostbevern/Westphalia, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1977 and has been listed in the General Standard since April 2006. In fiscal year 2021, consolidated sales amounted to 100.5 million euros. FRIWO employs over 2,100 people worldwide. The main shareholder of FRIWO AG is a subsidiary of VTC GmbH & Co. KG, Munich.

Founding year 1967
Market segment primary instrument General Standard
Fiscal year 01/01 to 31/12
Group accounting standards Consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS (exempting)
Total share capital EUR 22.241.689,60
Start of stock exchange listing 09/08/1977
Shareholder Shares currently in %
A subsidiary of VTC GmbH & Co. KG, Munich 81,59% lt. 28.06.2022
Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance
Board of Management

At the top of every successful company is a strong management. With Rolf Schwirz and Tobias Tunsch, FRIWO AG has an experienced and competent board of directors.

Rolf Schwirz
Chief Executive Officer

Um dem Anspruch eines Technologieführers gerecht zu werden, braucht es eine starke Führung: Seit 2017 ist Rolf Schwirz CEO der FRIWO sowie Vorstandsvorsitzender des Konzerns und verantwortet die Bereiche Technik, Produktion und Vertrieb. In ihm hat die FRIWO-Gruppe nicht nur eine charismatische Führungspersönlichkeit mit außergewöhnlicher Vertriebserfahrung, sondern kann auch auf einen breiten Erfahrungsschatz bauen.

Vor seiner Tätigkeit für FRIWO war Rolf Schwirz bereits in leitenden Funktionen bei vielen namhaften Hard- und Softwareunternehmen aktiv: Seine Laufbahn begann er 1983 als Systemberater bei Unternehmen wie Siemens Nixdorf oder der Siemens AG, wo er verschiedene Managementpositionen innehatte.

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In seinem weiteren Werdegang bekleidete er beim Softwarekonzern SAP die Position des Head of Mature Markets für EMEA und nahm beim Branchenriesen Oracle über einen Zeitraum von zwölf Jahren eine Reihe internationaler Managementfunktionen wahr. Unter anderem war er hier Senior Vice President Western Continental Europe, Managing Director Nordic-Germany und Vice President Sales Germany.

Anschließend leitete Herr Schwirz die Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH als CEO und agierte von 2013 bis 2016 in gleicher Position bei der Kontron AG, ehe er schließlich für die spannende Führungsaufgabe bei der FRIWO-Gruppe gewonnen werden konnte.

Tobias Tunsch
Chief Financial Officer

Future growth is based on a solid financial foundation and a clear strategic focus: Tobias Tunsch has been nominated as Chief Financial Officer of FRIWO AG from March 1st, 2022 and is responsible for the areas of Finance, Controlling, Accounting, Taxes, Procurement, IT, Investor Relations and Sustainability. Tobias Tunsch has already taken over CFO-specific tasks for FRIWO since May 2021 as an external advisor in the finance department. During this time, he contributed to the successful implementation of various management topics including setting up the joint venture in India and managing the impact of the Corona pandemic.

The FRIWO Group can in future rely on his longtime experience in the management of accounting, controlling, finance and tax functions for well-known, internationally operating groups in a wide range of industries, his broad spectrum of commercial and operational expertise as well as his strategic management experience.

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Before joining FRIWO, Tobias Tunsch worked for Siemens VDO Automotive, Takata-Petri and Grammer, among others. From mid-2016, he was a partner and co-owner of the European consulting network Bonum Executive Advisory, whose range of services is focused on advising and supporting top management functions in companies.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board plays an important role at FRIWO not only as a supervisory body, but also as an important sparring partner for the Board of Management thanks to the concentrated experience of its members. With their cross-industry expertise, the individual members are valuable advisors in important corporate decisions.

Richard Georg Ramsauer
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Merchant and Managing Director of VTC GmbH & Co. KG, Munich

Member since 2008

Richard Ramsauer is Managing Partner of VTC GmbH & Co. KG in Munich. Over the past two decades, he has executed numerous corporate transactions for VTC in the areas of industry, infrastructure technology and electronics. In addition, he is responsible for VTC’s public relations.

Prior to his current position, Richard Ramsauer worked for several years for the strategy consultancy Bain & Company in Munich and Stockholm. During his consulting work, he was responsible for efficiency programs and strategy projects in the industrial and raw materials sectors. In addition, Richard Ramsauer is active in his family’s forestry operation.

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Richard Ramsauer holds a lic.oec. (HSG) degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen Switzerland, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA. Richard Ramsauer is an Austrian citizen.

Jürgen Max Leuze
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Merchant and Managing Director of VTC GmbH & Co. KG, Munich

Member since 2008

Jürgen Leuze is Managing Partner of VTC GmbH & Co. KG. In the early years of VTC, he was involved in various industry consolidations and at times also assumed management mandates in associated companies. In recent years, Jürgen Leuze has been involved in various corporate transactions, gaining broad experience in the renewable energy and industrial sectors. Jürgen Leuze is responsible for VTC’s investment in Baettr Holding GmbH.

Prior to his studies, Jürgen Leuze worked for HypoVereinsbank AG in Munich. He comes from an entrepreneurial family in Baden-Württemberg and is an active shareholder in the family-owned industrial group.

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Jürgen Leuze holds a lic.oec. (HSG) degree in business administration with a specialization in finance and accounting from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Johannes Feldmayer
Merchant and General Representative of HEITEC AG, Erlangen

Member since 2013

After his commercial training and participation in the “Young Managers MBA Program” at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France, Johannes Feldmayer assumed various management positions within Siemens AG and was, among other things, responsible for the management of Group strategy and a member of the Group’s Managing Board from 2003 – 2007.

Dr. Gregor Matthies
Member of the Audit Committee
Senior Advisor at Bain & Company Germany, Inc., Munich

Member since 2018

After graduating from high school in Hamburg, Dr. Gregor Matthies studied aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Munich from 1981 to 1986 and received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Duisburg in 1990. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Matthies worked for the former Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH in Ottobrunn and from 1990 to 1993 for Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart. From 1993 to 2013, he worked for the international management and strategy consultancy Bain & Company in Munich, including 13 years as a partner and 10 years as head of the global automotive industry practice group.

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Dr. Matthies is still active as a senior advisor for Bain & Company and has been involved in venture capital since 2012 – as a venture partner/advisor at Earlybird, but also as an active angel investor. Currently he holds five investments in various start-ups, in each of which he is also a member of the advisory board/supervisory board. In addition, Dr. Matthies delivers guest lectures on technological and organizational developments in the automotive industry at the LMU in Munich and at the ESCP in Berlin.

Marco Erdt
Contract Manager at FRIWO

Member since 2021

After his time in the German Armed Forces (officer of the reserve), Marco Erdt trained as an industrial clerk and went on to study “Bachelor of Laws”. Marco Erdt has been working for FRIWO since 2010. Since that time, he has held various positions, including purchasing, order planning and EMS. In 2017, Marco Erdt moved to Contract Management.

Uwe Leifken
Head of Internal Sales Major Accounts Distribution and Small Customers bei FRIWO

Member since 2016

Uwe Leifken is a trained wholesale, import, and export merchant and later passed his examinations to become a commercial specialist and a state-certified business economist. Uwe Leifken has been working with FRIWO since 1998 and has held various positions in sales. As Group Manager Internal Sales, he was most recently responsible for distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was in charge of the entire small customer business. Uwe Leifken has been a member of the Works Council at FRIWO relieved of duty since January 1, 2019.

Compliance
Basic Features of the FRIWO Compliance Management System

The management of the FRIWO Group puts a special emphasis to compliance with laws and regulations for the corporate group throughout the group, and equally to observance of the company’s internal guidelines and requirements (corporate compliance). Correct behaviour as well as integrity and fair dealings with our business partners are key imperatives at FRIWO. FRIWO aims at effectively preventing white-collar crime and actions detrimental to the company through preventive measures. A key element of the Compliance Management System (CMS) at FRIWO, in addition to the web-based FRIWO whistleblower system, is a compliance training, which intends to ensure fundamentally compliant behaviour in all areas on the one hand and on the other hand places particular emphasis on the topics of prevention of corruption and compliance with antitrust as well as capital market law.

Organisation

The Compliance department is the responsibility of the Chairman of the Management Board of FRIWO AG. Key aspects of the CMS are decided by and the responsibility of the entire Board of Management (hereinafter referred to as the Management Board). The Management Board regularly informs the Supervisory Board about compliance-relevant issues. The Compliance Officer is appointed by the Management Board of FRIWO AG and reports to the Chairman of the Management Board. He supports the Executive Board in bundling and supervising the compliance measures implemented by the Executive Board. His tasks include defining and further developing FRIWO’s corporate ethics with regard to compliance and conducting compliance training. The Compliance Officer also handles compliance inquiries and compliance cases for the FRIWO Group. In the foreign subsidiaries of the FRIWO Group, the respective managing directors are responsible for observing and ensuring compliance. They may appoint local Compliance Managers to take care of the regional implementation and processing of compliance measures. Compliance Managers act as competent contacts in matters of compliance in the respective subsidiary and report to the Compliance Officer.

Whistleblower

In order to identify violations at an early stage and avert damage, we rely on the assistance of our employees and business partners as well as the public. Our employees are encouraged to contact their supervisor, the human resources manager or the compliance officer if they suspect that they have been involved in any harmful activities. In addition, FRIWO offers all whistleblowers the opportunity to report tips via the protected electronic FRIWO whistleblower system. With this web-based communication system, FRIWO offers whistleblowers the opportunity to report harmful activities at any time and from any location, either by giving their name or anonymously. The system can be accessed from any Internet-enabled PC and functions like an electronic mailbox. It thus allows a confidential online dialog between the whistleblower and the person handling the report. All reports are carefully examined and further measures are initiated in justified cases. Here you will find our electronic whistleblowing system.

Entsprechenserklärung gemäß § 161 AktG
Dezember 2021
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Vergütungssystem gemäß Beschluss der Hauptversammlung vom 06.05.2021
Vergütungsbericht zum Geschäftsjahr 2021
Annual General Meeting

Below you will find all the documents and information relating to our Annual General Meetings.

Please note: the following documents are currently only available in German.

Financial calendar

The FRIWO financial calendar

Our financial calendar gives you an overview of important publication dates. FRIWO AG’s fiscal year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.

30.03.2023 Publication of the annual report 2022
10.05.2023 Press release on Q1 2022
11.05.2023 Annual General Meeting
10.08.2023 Publication of the half-year financial report 2023
09.11.2023 Press release on Q3 2023
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