FRIESE GmbH and SHARP International create JV in North America

FRIESE GmbH and SHARP International are pleased to announce the formation of FRIESE North America, LLC.  FRIESE North America will be based in Virginia with Randy Banks and Christian Rodriguez handling the day-to-day operations.  

“This is the first step in laying the ground-work for a regrind facility in the United States to service our growing base of North American customers” states Sven Siepmann, CEO of FRIESE GmbH.

“From the first time I met the FRIESE family we have been discussing a manufacturing facility in North America and I could not be more pleased to be a part of this critical next step in our growth strategy,” added Randy Banks.

About FRIESE GmbH:

Since 1992, FRIESE GmbH has produced one thing – corrugating rolls.  FRIESE pioneered tungsten carbide coated corrugating rolls in 1996 and patented our CCS/Thermo-grooves condensate remove system in 1995.  With over 60 dedicated employees, 5 grinders, and a capacity to produce 450 sets of rolls per annum we are well positioned to service our customers for many years to come.  

About SHARP International:

Formed in 2003, Sharp International is a liaison between overseas containerboard and equipment manufacturers who service the North American corrugated market.