ERJ staff report (BC)
Wuxi, China – Trelleborg opened a new manufacturing facility in Wuxi on 12 March, increasing the company's presence in Asia, reports Rubber & Plastics News.
The company said the plant will service the Chinese market as well as customers from the Asia-Pacific automotive sector. High-performance automotive halfshaft and steering system boots will be manufactured at the facility, which employs 55.
The 27 000 sq ft (2 500 sq m) facility could be extended another 8 600 sq ft (800 sq m), according to the company.
Mikael Fryklund, business area president of Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, said in a news release that the region offered an opportunity for growth, prompting construction of the facility. Trelleborg has approximately 1 500 employees in China, and sales in 2012 were more than $105 million.
Trelleborg manufactures engineered products and solutions based on polymer technology, including marine systems, specialty components, industrial antivibration, agricultural tires, printing solutions and precision seals.