ERJ staff report (DS)
Tewkesbury, UK -- Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has relocated seal manufacture from existing premises to a newly constructed building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire in England. The company said the move, "consolidates current production of high-technology components into a best-in-class facility."
With 141 employees, the manufacturing site is one of over 30 that Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has worldwide. It incorporates production of the company's advanced perfluoroelastomer Isolast, high-end FKM Resifluor, along with fabrication of giant O-Rings and seals by the unique FlexiMold process, innovative rubber to metal technologies and leading-edge custom mouldings. Within its 5000 square metres, it also houses a newly equipped materials test laboratory and the UK research and development centre.
The Aerospace industry absorbs a lot of Trelleborg's UK output and the new facility has special packaging and handling of components is combined with strict quality control procedures. The unit also offers a Class-100 clean room for special application."
Trelleborg said he construction and move into Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Tewkesbury took place progressively over the last year, with the new production site becoming fully occupied and functional from February 2008. And in keeping with Supply Chain Quality requirements, the complete relocation activity has been shared with and scrutinised by many major external customers. "
â€œWe are pleased to continue our presence in the Gloucestershire area in a best-in-class facility with enough capacity to meet growing demand,â€ says Gordon Roper, European Managing Director Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Global Operations Elastomers. â€œWe feel that it is important to continue to support and service our European customers, especially those in high-tech industries such as aerospace and oil & gas, from local cost-efficient facilities.â€