FRIWO locations

At home around the world

Global Network

Discover our international network of expertise

FRIWO stands for a pioneering spirit, innovative strength, German engineering prowess, quick decision-making, and an international network of expertise. With modern development centers, manufacturing facilities and sales locations in Europe, Asia and the US, FRIWO is present in all of the world’s key markets. We employ more than 1,600 people at our locations around the world.

FRIWO Germany

Modern research and development center and manufacturing “made in Germany”

Our headquarters have been located in the heart of Münster, Germany, since 1971. In addition to administration, management and sales, the company headquarters in Ostbevern focuses primarily on research and development.

As one of the few companies in the industry, FRIWO also has a local manufacturing site in Germany, which means the products it manufactures there are made in Germany. The state-of-the-art facilities with the highest degree of automation ensures production is flexible.

Last-minute assembly

A key advantage of manufacturing in Germany is also the last-minute assembly of standard products, which offers our European customers the fastest possible delivery times.

In addition to the specialized production of battery packs, our European logistics center is also located in Ostbevern, Germany. The German FRIWO location is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001.

FRIWO Vietnam

The best of both worlds: German manufacturing expertise and attractive manufacturing conditions

As one of its most recent growth milestones, FRIWO set up manufacturing facilities in 2015 in Dong Nai, an international industrial park 30km outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The focus of this center of competence for the production of complex chargers and power supply units is on the production of a higher volume. The new location in Vietnam brings together manufacturing expertise for flexible production processes and attractive manufacturing conditions in Asia, therefore combining the best of both worlds.

State-of-the-art manufacturing according to European standards

In line with FRIWO’s vision as a quality leader, manufacturing is also carried out in Vietnam according to European standards under German management. This is where we clearly differ from other Asian manufacturing operations: In the state-of-the-art manufacture of ESD flooring, we have invested in nitrogen soldering equipment and automatic testing and inspection systems. Temperature and humidity are fully controlled in the storage and production facilities to the benefit of both the components and our employees.

In our in-house training center, we provide the workforce with education, training, and further development, therefore ensuring the quality of production is consistently high. FRIWO also sets standards in Vietnam with regard to the wellbeing of its employees.

Vertical integration

FRIWO is always growing with the aim of ensuring maximum security of supply and the highest quality control. Today, it no longer only manufactures end devices in-house, but also the key necessary components. As part of its vertical integration, the Vietnam site no longer comprises only the main plant for the production of power supply units and chargers, but also two supplier plants. The following expansions were made there:

–             In-house manufacture of winding components (2017)

–             In-house cable assembly (2018)

–             In-house injection molding facilities (2019)

FRIWO Vietnam is certified according to ISO 8000, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001.

Plant I

Production of power supplies and chargers

THT & SMT

Competence center for wave soldering

Total area 10.827 m²
Production 3.000 m²
Warehouse 1.000 m²
Office 1.025 m²

Available production hours per month:*

Single shift system: 140.000 h
Two shift system: 270.000 h

* Maximum possible hours in case all lines are installed and set-up

Plant II

Production of transformers, chokes and coils

Total area 7.500 m²
Production 5.000 m²
Warehouse 1.000 m²
Office 400 m²

Available production hours per month:*

Single shift system: 180.000 h
Two shift system: 320.000 h

* Maximum possible hours in case all lines are installed and set-up

Plant III

Production of DC cables and wires

Production of housings and plastic bobbins

Warehouse for raw materials and finished products

Total area 11.000 m²
Production 3.200 m²
Warehouse 4.000 m²
Office 400 m²

Available production hours per month:*

Single shift system: 100.000 h
Two shift system: 170.000 h

* Maximum possible hours in case all lines are installed and set-up

FRIWO India

In tune with the times

India is one of the fastest growing markets for electromobility around the world. It was therefore obvious that FRIWO, as an innovative system supplier of power supply units and drive technology, would become represented there with its own sales location. We offer on-site production opportunities to flexibly serve the demanding market.

Founded in 2020, our branch there is located in Bangalore, the heart of India’s high-tech industry. Bangalore is the capital city of the state of Karnataka. The megacity has over 10 million inhabitants and is also referred to as India’s Silicon Valley.

FRIWO China

Separate team for closest proximity to customers

Staying close to our customers – FRIWO also lives up to this guiding principle in China. Some time ago, we established a location in the electronics center in Shenzhen to serve one of the world’s largest markets with our own local team.

However, China is not only of great importance for the industry in terms of sales, but also as a procurement market for components. This is why we have specialists in procurement and quality assurance in procurement at our location there.

FRIWO China is certified according to ISO 9001.