Heinrich Frings GmbH & Co. KG

Heinrich Frings GmbH & Co. KG

The company Heinrich Frings GmbH & Co. KG is a worldwide supplier of machines, equipments and components for the process technology in the sectors of the food, biotechnological and chemical industry as well as in the sector of the environmental technology. We do not only supply you plants designed according to the single requirements of the corresponding technological application, but we also offer you too assistance and consulting service with our knowledge and know-how with regards to process optimizations and products developments. Are you searching efficient solutions as well as a direct and quick communication with amitious and highly qualified experts? With more than 130 years of experience, quick decisions and the most modern technologies we are the perfect partner for you.

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Boschstr. 32 , Rheinbach , 53359 Germany
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Chemical Water Treatment
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Globally (various continents)
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FRINGS is a modern medium-sized company in the machinery and plant engineering industry, whose history dates back to the year 1878. We supply innovative products and the related services to customers all over the world and in a wide range of sectors.

Every day, our machinery and plants contribute to the value-adding processes of hundreds of large and small companies. And if you need expert advice or services, our highly qualified employees are available at any time.

Our technologies are used in many research and development laboratories to create new products and processes or to carry out specific tasks in the quality assurance process. We ourselves continually invest in research and development and have access to the most up-to-date methods, which allows us to provide you with state-of-the-art plants and processes and to develop new technologies, going beyond what already exists.

FRINGS was founded in 1878 by the entrepreneur Heinrich Frings as a production facility for vinegar products in Aachen. However, the company quickly changed into a technology company supplying the entire industry with innovative production plants and consumables. In the following decades FRINGS developed to become an international operating machinery and plant production company for fermentation systems in various industries. The products and services enjoy an excellent reputation all over the world. Even today, more than 130 years after the formation of the company, FRINGS remains an owner-managed, independent company.

Originally founded as a production plant by Heinrich Frings, after whom the company is named, FRINGS quickly transformed into a technology and mechanical engineering enterprise under second-generation management. The son of the company's founder did not want to settle for the status quo and, remaining alert and having a sense for efficient processes, drove forward the progress of technology and plant developments. In this way, the name FRINGS soon became known beyond the sphere created by his father.    

Today, 3 generations later, we still aspire to greater things when it comes to research and development. We stand out not just because of our machine and plant construction but also because of our understanding of processes. It is telling that in the field of research and development FRINGS does not only run tests but also has its own testing facility and fermentation laboratory where our qualified process specialists come up with solutions for your future requirements.

Our success is based on a combination of process engineering expertise and individual products. We seek to create added value that increases our customers’ success with a lasting effect, not only today, but also in the future.

In order to provide the highest level of quality and flexibility in the manufacture and assembly of our machinery and equipment we carry out all of the work in our own workshops. Our manufacturing workshop is equipped with all machines and processes which are required for the manufacturing of high quality stainless steel plants. This includes: cutting, sheet processing and frame construction, different other processing centres, lathes, boring machines, welding unit with automated welding robots and mobile welding machines, grinding and polishing places, cleaning and pickling plant, balancing centre and preassembling area.

All matters relating to the manufacturing and the assembly procedures are planned, realized and controlled by computer using the PPS system. Due to the written audit trail made for each individual piece, we generate clear documentation even for the more complex material combinations. This permits us to manufacture according to GMP standards.

Particularly in the fields of vinegar technology and environmental technology we employ a large number of corrosion resistant components and high quality plastic components.

For the final assembly of semi-finished plastic products we have our own dedicated workspace. Here we carry out the cutting, chipping and assembling procedures of the different components and pipe elements according to precise design requirements.

Your expectations of us. Simple yet all-encompassing. For over 15 years now we have been applying and developing our quality management process in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, which allows us to continuously ensure and improve customer satisfaction.

In particular, our order processing is adapted to comply with legal and contractual requirements, thus further encouraging our customers’ trust in the quality of the products and services we provide. It goes without saying that we document work processes and audit results. Quality is not conservative value; we work each day to create it anew. 

As a machinery and plant engineering company, FRINGS supplies a whole range of industries with highly specialised products. The common denominator among the demands of each individual market segment – which at times can be very diverse – is the tasks that our products have to perform in our customers’ process plants. The focus of our product and service portfolio is on fermentation plants/bioreactors, i.e. plants in which microorganisms produce valuable materials or eliminate unwanted elements. However, we also offer technologies and products for mixing and stirring as well as upstream or downstream processes. Our solutions for industry-specific problems surrounding solid-liquid and liquid-gas separation are especially notable. In addition, we provide certain sectors of industry with complete technology and service packages.