2 FREUND – a real Friend for the Slaughter & Meet-Trade Tradition + Innovation = Future Over the past 100 years FREUND has developed into a mechanical engineering company of highest standard specialising in quality tools for slaughtering and cutting cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry and fish. Today FREUND is one of the global leaders in these segments. Tradition – It all started in Solingen FREUND’s beginnings reach back to the 18th century in Solingen. The initial production of cutlery and sharpening of knives was gradually superseded by specialising in the production of slaughtering and cutting tools. In 1928 Walter Freund had his metal working shop in Paderborn registered for the production of butcher tools, knives and grinding machines. After World War II his son Reinhard developed first gears to fit electric rib-saws in the early 1950s. Since 1992 Robert Freund has been CEO of the family-run company. Innovation – Company Benchmarks automated machines and robots in the slaughtering and cutting segment has since been developed and sold to plant integrators. Customer Focus Today a full machine program is offered by FREUND for the slaughtering and cutting business. Having a Top-3 ranking in this segment, FREUND is the only global business with its slaughtering and cutting technology. field service teams ensure premium on site service. for its high efficiency, strong quality standard as well as prompt and reliable service. Future Innovations and to improve of costumer-satisfaction requires large investments and high personal commitment from all partners and individuals involved in the company’s prosperity. Team spirit, motivation and a customer-oriented attitude are clear determinants for FREUND world-wide.