Leading developer and manufacturer of industrial antivibration systems and specialty molded components, Trelleborg, officially opened its new, state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru, India. The specialized production of industrial antivibration systems and molded components will allow the organization to continue to develop its platform for local presence in the region and growth in India’s growing Energym rail, off highway, telecommunications and other industries.
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, that covers a total of 2,800 square meters/ 30,000 square feet, will include full end-to-end processing capabilities including metal preparation, injection molding and post molding preparation as well as test laboratory facilities for material and product testing.
The facility is part of the Trelleborg Engineered Systems business area and it will initially employ around 40 people, with the number to be increased in the near future.
“With the high level of growth expected from the Indian market, this facility will place Trelleborg in the strongest position to provide world class engineering and service capabilities and support growth for our major customers in this important region,” says President for Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Mikael Fryklund.
“The facility in Bengaluru brings a significant increase in the local support capabilities for our customer base in the country, allowing easier access to our manufacturing expertise and vastly decreasing our reaction times to local product and service needs,” says Facility Manager, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, India, Ranadip Basu.
The inauguration was attended by guests from all over the world, including representative from industry leaders from the Indian rail, marine and energy industry, off-highway, telecommunication and industrial markets along with local dignitaries as well as management and personnel from Trelleborg.
Trelleborg in India
Trelleborg and Trelleborg Vibracoustic, the joint venture in antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, have manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Noida and Chandigarh. These develop, manufacture and supply hydraulic and pneumatic sealing systems for fluid power, automotive and aerospace among others, and industrial antivibration systems to the rail sector, for example, and specialty molded components for various industrial segments. A center of excellence for engineering and design focusing on marine fenders and mooring systems is located in Ahmedabad. In addition, there are several regional sales and support offices to effectively cultivate the local market. Trelleborg has approximately 1,000 employees in India and sales in 2011 amounted to approximately SEK 490 M (USD 76 M, EUR 55 M).
News published on 07 / 01 / 2013 by Bharat Vasandani