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21. September 2017

Up and up: Frey + Lau is building

Higher, faster, further? Frey + Lau is focused more on precision, faster, better – especially at the new rectification plant which is being built on our company premises. We are already successfully operating our existing plants at the highest technical level: they are used for cleaning, fractionating and concentrating essenti al oils and deliver excellent natural building blocks for the development of flavours and fragrances.

As the demand for our high-quality products is constantly growing, Frey + Lau is now investing in another batch vacuum rectification plant.A new hall, which also provides space for further distillation plants as well as a filling room and a new technical center, will also include the new rectification system - a 13 metre-high technical masterpiece made of shiny stainless steel. It will expand the distillation capacities of Frey + Lau by 40 % and allow us to fractionate even more precisely.

The new plant combines excellent separation performance with even more volume and also has state-of-the-art automation technology with which we want to go in the future. In June 2017 felt the starting shot for the new construction project. The plant will be put into operation in the first quarter of next year - we will keep you up to date.
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01. August 2017

IHK Vocational Qualification Certificate in just one year

From nothing to a vocational certificate in one year: As part of a unique project in cooperation with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency), the IHK (Chambers of Industry and Commerce), and the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein Business Academy), Frey + Lau GmbH has enabled five employees to retroactively obtain a recognized and accredited vocational qualification. The project is made possible by the “external students' examination” process. The German Federal Employment Agency supports this measure by providing financial support for training course fees, travel expenses, teaching materials and wage subsidies within the scope of the “WeGeBau” initiative, a Germany-wide program offered to employees over 45 years of age and those who do not have any usable certified vocational training.

Vocational qualification made easy? Far from it: the employees had to intensively study and prepare for the regular theory portion of the exam as well as the practical examination in just one year, on a part-time basis – a study course which would usually take two to three years at a vocational college. This can only be possible with full support from family and colleagues – and with so much backing, all five employees accomplished their goal and successfully passed the exam with good results. Unskilled employees thus became “Chemical Production Specialists” or “Warehouse Logistics Technicians”.

Frey + Lau is a co-initiator of the project and helped support it financially. CEO Claas Nendel says: "We feel strongly connected to our staff, and as a growing company, we are continuously looking for qualified, skilled employees to join us. It was therefore a logical step for us to enable our unskilled employees to document their expertise and know-how by obtaining a vocational qualification. Acquiring the specialized knowledge also lets employees understand their tasks better, and so the quality of work increases as a result.”
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01. August 2017

Sourcing Report: Visit to Mint Growing Regions

Specialized in essential oils of the highest quality level, there is good reason why Frey + Lau is o
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19. May 2017

Beautyworld Dubai 2017

A complete success with an oriental line: Frey + Lau at the 2017 Beautyworld

With more th
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17. May 2017

Frey + Lau on the run!

Henstedt-Ulzburg is running – and we are right along with it. The New York Marathon? It can’t ke
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Fairs

Fairs

Tea & Coffee EXPO

03.03. - 05.03.2017 / Calcutta
A-2

Djazagro

10.04. - 13.04.2017 / Alger
3 F056

Beautyworld

14.05. - 16.05.2017 / Dubai
S1-F37

Iran Agrofood

22.05. - 25.05.2017 / Tehran

In-cosmetics

20.09. - 21.09.2017 / São Paulo
C10

SEPAWA

18.10. - 20.10.2017 / Berlin
C513 / C514

CPHI

24.10. - 26.10.2017 / Frankfurt
101D31

Gulfood

30.10. - 01.11.2017 / Dubai

FI Europe

28.11. - 30.11.2017 / Frankfurt
09.0B18 (H9)

Environmental Management

Out of respect for nature

 

The majority of the raw materials for our products come directly from nature. Consequently, we owe much of our economic success to nature. Only in harmony with nature can we continue to be a reliable partner for our customers in the future. For these reasons, environmental responsibility is a priority a Frey + Lau. This environmental awareness also defines the ongoing and partner-like cooperation with our suppliers on all continents.

 

Environmental protection begins in everyday life

 

Environmental responsibility influences our decisions in day-to-day business just as much as it does decisions about long-term planning and investments. We take ecological environmental responsibility related to process development and process optimization, starting with simple use of consumable materials and utilization of reusable and recyclable packaging up to minimizing the number of trucks used for our transports. We only use environmentally safe cleaning agents for cleaning our production facilities. For example, tanks, mixing equipment and mixing containers are cleaned with steam in order to avoid pollution caused by surfactant-containing detergents and solvents. Our waste water runs through an oil separation system to prevent contamination and is regularly inspected by us and the responsible authorities. We also filter our exhaust air in order to prevent harmful environmental pollutants. Furthermore, power, gas and water consumption is sustainably reduced in all company buildings through an efficient power management system. We are also active right outside our doors. Our outdoor premises, which feature several large, pristine ponds, were planted with many native plants in order to provide a place of refuge for indigenous animals.

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