freeg​lass GmbH & Co. KG, a Saint-Gobain Sekurit company

About freeglass

freeglass, a Saint-Gobain company, a pioneer in new automotive functionalized glazing

freeglass GmbH & Co. KG is the world market leader in the automotive plastic glazing sector. Since 2001, the company is developing, manufacturing and selling to main automotive OEMs on all continents three-dimensional parts in its plant located near Stuttgart (Schwaikheim) in Germany.

freeglass GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Saint-Gobain Sekurit and  the former Schefenacker AG, after the first plastic glazing parts had been developed together and produced since 1998. In 2007, freeglass became a 100% subsidiary of Saint-Gobain.

Saint-Gobain is one of the 100 leading industrial companies worldwide, leading in its 5 main specialization fields: Flat glass, high performance materials, construction products, building distribution and packaging.

Portfolio

Since its first production in 1998, freeglass GmbH & Co. KG keeps introducing innovations and adding value in this new field of glazing application in order to provide more design freedom and environment- friendly competitive solutions corresponding to the automotive industry trends. More than 6 million glazings are now in the streets in Europe, Asia and America.

 

 

freeglass in 2014

freeglass GmbH & Co. KG is world market leader in automotive plastic glazing sector.

  • Worldwide market leader in automotive plastic glazing sector
  • 20 years of experience in the field
  • 13 years of plastic glazing mass production
  • 10 first-in-market products
  • Global footprint through Saint-Gobain Sekurit intercontinental organization

Certifications

ISO:50001

Energy Management System

freeglass undertakes energy efficiency, security, energy use and consumption.

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ISO:14001

Environment Management System

freeglass integrates the supporting of the environment in its company policy.

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BS OHSAS:18001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

The British Standard Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series reform refers to the torough professional risk management within the company.

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ISO/TS 16949 - 2009

Quality Management System

freeglass ensures the quality of its supply chain, emphasizing waste reduction and defect prevention.

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QS 9001 2008 with StVR (KBA)

Quality Management System

Within the automotive industry, freeglass meets requirements regarding health, safety, hygiene, and environment.

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History

2014 freeglass overpassed 1 M. manufactured parts for the year 2014
2013 Skoda, PSA (China), Fiat Chrysler (USA)
2011 Porsche, Renault, Fiat, PSA (Europe)
2007 freeglass GmbH & Co. KG becomes a 100% subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Sekurit
2006 Daimler (USA)
2005 Honda, Seat (Europe)
2004 Smart forfour, Daimler (Europe)
2003 Porsche, Smart (Europe)
2001 Creation of freeglass GmbH & Co. KG, from the joint-venture of the former Schefenacker AG and Saint-Gobain Sekurit
1998 The first plastic glazing part are engineered and produced for the Smart fortwo