ERJ staff report (LMH)
Banglalore, India - Trelleborg has inaugurated a newly constructed facility in Bangalore, India, to develop, manufacture and supply high-performance sealing solutions. The facility is part of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area.
The investment is part of Trelleborg's continued long-term strategy to invest in markets with favourable growth potential, the Swedish company said in a 27 April news release.
The site will focus on a broad range of advanced sealing solutions, for end-uses such as aircraft, off-highway, automotive and technical applications. The facility will serve the needs of Trelleborg's existing customers by providing local support and supply to their Indian plants, and also to local manufacturers.
â€œWe believe that India has highly favourable long-term growth opportunities and our strong global platform will be further reinforced by this facility,â€ said Peter Nilsson, CEO of Trelleborg. â€œThis unit continues our commitment to the growing manufacturing sector within in India.â€
The 27 April inauguration was attended by guests from all over the world, including representative from industry leaders from the Indian fluid power, off-highway, aerospace and automotive industries along with the Ambassador of Sweden to India Lars-Olof Lindgren as well as management and personnel from Trelleborg.
Trelleborg has three facilities in India, in Bangalore and Noida. These develop, manufacture and supply hydraulic and pneumatic sealing systems for fluid power, automotive and aerospace among others.
Trelleborg has some 1000 employees in India and sales in 2011 amounted to approximately SEK 490 million (Euro 55 million). The inauguration of a new Trelleborg Engineered Systems facility in India, also in Bangalore, is planned for September 2012. This facility will develop, manufacture and supply industrial antivibration systems with a focus on rail and moulded components for a variety of industry segments.
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Press release from Trelleborg