The story begins on March 1, 1949: that's when the toolmaker Oskar Frech founded his own company – in classic style: in the basement of his Schorndorf home – and produced dies for his diecasting customers. In 1959, the hot chamber diecasting machine was introduced. His son and successor Ing. Wolfgang Frech joined the family business in 1965 and continued to advance his father's fundamental ideas: he developed the first cold chamber diecasting machine, which quickly became FRECH's second core product. For more than 15 years, the FRECH corporate group - which includes 20 subsidiaries and branches around the world - has been managed by Dr. Ing. Ioannis Ioannidis. Today, FRECH is the global market leader in diecasting machines for the production of mass-produced parts made of zinc, magnesium and aluminum. What's more, the FRECH company, which has now grown into a corporate group with more than 800 employees, can supply its customers with nearly everything they need for diecasting.
The Frech Group has its headquarter in Schorndorf, Southern Germany. Additionally, we have a Sales and Service Center in the North of Germany in Velbert and currently 20 other international subsidiaries and sales offices. In total we employ approx.800 people and 35 field service engineers alone are taking care of our customers. In fact we probably have the most customer orientated sales and service network of all the world's diecasting machine manufacturers at our disposal.