History and Milestones

It all started with a sponge: more than 80 years of foam expertise shape our global success story

FoamPartner's worldwide success story began in Switzerland in 1937 with the trading of natural sponges. We have been part of the Swiss Conzzeta Group since 1980. Striving to be known as “best in foam”, our Global Business Units develop best-in-class foam solutions jointly with our clients.

The FoamPartner story

When the sources for his sponge importing business dried up due to turbulent wartime circumstances, the innovative pioneer Fritz Nauer shifted his focus to synthetic materials. In doing so, he laid the cornerstone for the global network of today’s FoamPartner Group.

2017

FoamPartner/Conzetta AG aquires Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH in Germany

2014

FoamPartner/Conzetta AG takes over Benien Produktionstechnik GmbH in Germany

2011

Otto Bock Kunststoff starts new production site in Rochester Hills, MI, US, for PU foam

2008

Fritz Nauer AG takes over Kureta GmbH in Germany

2004

Joint venture with Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH for a production site for technical foam in China

2000

Introduction of the FoamPartner umbrella brand

1992

Conzzeta AG takes over Reisgies Schaumstoffe GmbH in Germany, start in automotive sector

1987

Foundation of Otto Bock Polyurethane Technologies Inc. in Minneapolis, MN, US

1980

Conzetta AG Switzerland takes over the Swiss Fritz Nauer AG

1974

Foundation of Swisstex Inc in Greenville, SC, US, production of foam

1963

Foundation of Frina Mousse France SARL, production of foam products

1953

Foundation of Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH, Germany

1947

Foundation of Reisgies "Bendeler & Co. Chemisch-Technische Fabrik", Germany

1937

Fritz Nauer AG began trading with natural sponges