Freudenberg IT, a German-based information technology firm, has opened a new data center in Durham.

The office will focus on SAP applications.

“The idea was to make our hosting expertise available on a global basis so that companies can concentrate on their core competencies in order to maximize the value of the products and/or services they deliver to the global marketplace,” said Christian Zenke, president and CEO of Freudenberg IT LP (USA). “By allowing our clients to redirect their internal resources towards more value-added activities, we allow them to focus on innovation, which is essentially the catalyst for company growth and sustainability.”