August 2020

Gnotec Group has taken a significant business in the US market


The new, still confidential, business will be supplied from Gnotec Inc with support from Gnotec Groups global production footprint, competence and sourcing

October 2019


Gnotec und Airtanks join forces

The Frauenthal Automotive business units Gnotec and Airtanks join forces to become a stronger company supporting the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Industry worldwide.

November 2018


Gnotec Group establish operations in the US


Gnotec Group continues to grow and extends it footprint by opening manufacturing in South Carolina, USA.  


June 2018


Sale of the U-Bolts business


On June, 29 2018 Frauenthal-Group the sale of its U-bolts operations to America’s Hendrickson Group.  


May 2017


During 2016 the Gnotec group has been awarded new businesses to an annual value of 36 M€ from major OEM and Tier1 customers. The current turnover of 110 M€ is expected to increase by 50% to 2020. The growth is especially strong in Slovakia and China.



April 2017


New powertrain product group


Following completion of the acquisition of Mahle Motorenkomponenten GmbH, the company’s two German forging technology plants now form Frauenthal Automotive’s new powertrain product group.  


 May 2016


Aftermarket: Onlineshop for airtanks  

New distribution channels on the Internet: Under the brand Linnemann-Schnetzer sells Frauenthal Automotive airtanks to individual customers.


September 2015


Gnotec takes new big order in China

Gnotec bags a delightful new order with an annual value of EUR 8 million to its plant in

Kunshan, China. 


November 2014


Volvo Cars China

Gnotec receives award from Volvo Cars China


November 2014


Gnotec came along to China

Article from Dagens Industri of November 3rd


October 2014


Acquisition of TermoRegulator AB

Gnotec acquires  TermoRegulator,  sheet metal parts producer based in Motala, Sweden.


June 2014


Acquisition of ÖAG AG

Austria’s Frauenthal Group has completed the purchase of a 100% stake in Austrian plumbing supplies and pipe system wholesaler ÖAG AG