New technologies and innovations need optimally tailored specialty lubricants: Guided by this maxim and in close cooperation with leading companies from all sectors of industry, Klüber Lubrication develops highly efficient solutions – back then as well as now. With this in mind, Theodor Klüber and Richard Freudenberg, the managing director of the company of the same name, the worldwide market leader in seals, were both equally inspired by the idea of bringing both companies together. On a personal level as well, the two committed democrats and pacifists were close. As a result, Theodor Klüber, who himself was without heirs, found an optimum succession arrangement for his company. On 9 August 1966 the take-over is agreed.