Friesische Verschleißtechnik, Company

About us

We are Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH und Co. KG, the company originally conceived and founded as ‘Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH’ in 1995 as a means of providing a fresh start for the production of bushings, a process which had hitherto been carried out by the successful and long-established Stahlwerk Augustfehn GmbH. Our young, committed team continues to uphold the tradition of high product quality. We have been manufacturing our products in a custom-built production facility since 1997. In addition to our main focus (bushing production) and standard components, we also produce parts based on your drawings or requirements. We accompany your projects in Germany, Europe and on the global stage in a competent and customer-oriented manner. We can also deliver your goods anywhere in the world. We supply both small businesses and international corporations. You can order our products directly from us, from machine and equipment manufacturers, or from dealers. We always face up to the challenges presented by the optimisation of technology and production. We manufacture our products using only the best raw materials. The processing of forged austenitic manganese steel (Hadfield steel) continues to be our defining feature. We can also produce components in other steel grades if required. We are particularly proud of our in-house Manga-Dur® austenitic manganese steel specification. The positive feedback from our customers and the growth of our company confirm our claim: We forge quality Made in Germany.

Key milestones at a glance

1995

Start of business operations and relocation to halls built on a greenfield site.

1997

Gründung der Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH

Founding of Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH by the shareholders of Stahlwerk Augustfehn GmbH. Transfer of the entire bushings production process to the new company.

2000

Start of production of bolts with a shank diameter of up to 60 mm. The larger bolts are forged in coordination with Stahlwerk Augustfehn Schmiede GmbH & Co.KG from Stahlwerk Augustfehn.

2000

Fertigung von Bolzen

Registration of the brand MangaDur seamless. Introduction of the refined implementation of the MangaDur®SEAMLESS plain bearing and the construction of the new double-bayed warehouse.

2004

Change of business entity from Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH to Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH & Co.KG.

2004

Inbetriebnahme einer 3-Achsfräsmaschine als Vorbereitung zur Aufnahme der schmiedetechnischen Fertigung von Kleinverschleißteilen.

Commissioning of a 3-axle milling machine in preparation for the start of small expendable parts production via forging.

2009

Certification by DEKRA Certification GmbH.

2012

Übernahme der Fertigung und des Vertriebs eines ostdeutschen Büchsenproduzenten.

Takeover of production and distribution facilities of an East German bushing producer.

2016

New construction of the production hall 2.

2017

Inbetriebnahme einer 630 t Spindelpresse

Commissioning of a 630 t spindle press.

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Stracke – Managing partner of the company Friesische Verschleißtechnik GMBG & Co. KG, Uplengen

Thomas Stracke

Career history
Thomas Stracke started at the company Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH as a technical and commercial clerk. From 2000 he took over the technical as well as the commercial side of the company as plant manager. From the beginning of 2006 until the end of 2008, Thomas Stracke was Managing Director of Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Between the years 2006 and 2010 Thomas Stracke also created turboMech GmbH & Co. KG in Uplengen and in 2006 was appointed managing director of turboMech GmbH & Co. KG in Uplengen in the same year. In the second half of 2009 he also became general representative of Stahlwerk Augustfehn Schmiede GmbH & Co. KG and held this position until the end of 2009. Since 2009 Thomas Stracke has served as managing partner of Friesische Verschleißtechnik GmbH & Co. KG.