Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH (SLF) is a specialised manufacturer of rolling bearings and spindles founded in 1993 by Dr. Schlegel, Mr.Huster, Mr. Kahl and Mr. Peinl and is based in Fraureuth, Eastern Germany, with c. 330 FTE. It has continued a tradition of engineering and manufacturing of high-performance bearings and spindles, which began in Fraureuth back in 1943 (formerly part of FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schäfer). SLF’s core business is the production of small series ball and roller bearings, including customised variations, with 90% of sales. Spindles represent c.10% of sales. As a mid-sized player in the consolidated bearings market, SLF’s considerable success is based on its focus on demanding industries and applications with high rotation requirements, high-end specifications outside mass markets and customers that are market leaders in their industries. SLF has thereputation of a high-quality manufacturer with short delivery times and low return rates and the ability to manufacture a wide range of specifications.

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Date of Investment

January 2019