Innovation and R&D

The focus of research and development (R&D) in the Semperit Group is the continuing development of materials, manufacturing processes and product quality for the benefit of customers, the environment and the company. Accordingly, the business areas are supported in achieving their operational targets and implementing high quality standards.

The global R&D centre of the Semperit Group is located in Wimpassing, Austria. It serves as the interface for all Group companies, and coordinates the ongoing knowhow transfer and exchange of experience among the individual production plants. R&D capacities were in turn extensively developed Group-wide.

An important goal of Semperit’s R&D work is to minimise production costs, regardless of whether they are achieved by material savings, optimisation of existing production processes or the developing of innovative new manufacturing processes. The reduction of material use and the substitution by alternative materials are top priorities in the light of the continuous increase in raw material costs. Another important task is the development of innovative solutions to fulfil specific market and customer requirements.