Trelleborg Group, through the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area, has acquired the operations of precision bearing and sealing devices company Hydro-Components Research & Development Corporation (HCRD). The company employs approximately 80 people and has annual sales of about $7 million. It is a privately owned company based in Streamwood, Illinois.
HCRD, which manufactures high-precision components, focuses specifically on large diameter seals and bearings. These products are used primarily in applications involving heavy-duty cylinders such as shock absorbers for earth moving equipment, dumpers and diggers.
“HCRD’s technology and products are at the leading edge of development in the company’s area of focus and will make an extremely valuable contribution to us,” says Claus Barsøe, President, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, “The products fit in ideally with our current portfolio and will expand our offering and enable us to grow more rapidly in North America, within the segment for heavy-duty vehicles. The acquisition also offers distinct process and organizational synergies.” To find out more about this acquisition - take a look at HCRD's website