New facility in Bangalore, India
The investment is part of Trelleborg’s continued long-term strategy to invest in markets with favorable growth potential. Using proven leading-edge development and manufacturing processes, the site will focus on a broad range of advanced sealing solutions. The facility will serve the needs of Trelleborg’s existing customers by providing local support and supply to their Indian plants, and just as importantly, to local manufacturers.
“We believe that India has highly favorable long-term growth opportunities and our strong global platform will be further reinforced by this facility,” says Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of Trelleborg. “This unit continues our commitment to the growing manufacturing sector within in India.”
“Demand for high-performance sealing solutions is favorable in off-highway equipment, automotive and other industrial segments” says Business Area President, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Claus Barsøe.
The inauguration on 27 April 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. In addition, there are eight regional sales and support offices to effectively cultivate the local market, as well as a center of excellence for engineering and design in Ahmedabad.
Trelleborg has approximately 1,000 employees in India and sales in 2011 amounted to approximately SEK 490 M. Continuing expansion within India, 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 molded components for a variety of industry segments.