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Corteco Strengthens Ambitions in Southeast Europe

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ aftermarket unit opens a warehouse in Turkey and a sales office in Serbia

Weinheim/Istanbul, March 19, 2024. Corteco is aiming for further expansion in Southeast Europe. That is why the independent aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has unveiled its new warehouse in Turkey. It will ensure much faster deliveries of premium spare parts to local customers in the future. At the same time, the new warehouse marks another step forward in enhancing sustainability, as transport routes to the customers will now be much more efficient. Corteco will also launch a dedicated sales office in Serbia to strengthen customer relations there.

Turkey is a pivotal market for Corteco, the aftermarket specialist from Freudenberg. It hosts many customers from the independent aftermarket in both passenger car and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. They appreciate the high-quality products from Corteco. With the new warehouse in Turkey, Corteco aims to be closer to its customers and further intensify its steadily growing position in Southeast Europe.

Improved CO2 footprint: New warehouse in Istanbul

As a subsidiary of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST), Corteco offers over 26,000 OEM-quality products in total, focusing mainly on sealing and vibration control technologies, as well as cabin air filters. Around 6,000 items can now be shipped directly from the 1000 square meter warehouse in eastern Istanbul to customers across Turkey every day.

The new warehouse in Turkey also plays an important role in sustainability. Now the CO2 emissions for customer deliveries are reduced to one third, as products are shipped from Germany to the Turkish warehouse by train. The route from Germany to the customers was previously covered by trucks.

Closer to customers: New sales office in Serbia

A new sales office in Novi Sad, Serbia, further highlights the company’s ambitions in Southeast Europe. Local employees will serve customers from a variety of industries that were formerly managed from Germany. “

Photo: FST_Corteco-Tuerkiye.jpg / © Freudenberg Sealing Technologies 2024
Caption: Michael Apfel (second from the left) and Erkin Demirol (second from the right) from Corteco together with representatives from logistics partner Mars.

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