Trelleborg Industrial Solutions

Where advanced engineering application know how is required for complete sustainable industrial solutions

Trelleborg Industrial Solutions is a leading supplier of polymer-based critical solutions in such industrial application areas as selected hose and sealing systems and antivibration solutions for rail vehicles, vessels and industrial equipment.

Market segments

Trelleborg Industrial Solutions comprises five market segments:

General industry: Fluid-handling solutions, such as hoses, expansion joints and elastomer materials. Antivibration solutions, such as vibration dampers and precision components.

Oil & gas: Marine hoses for handling oil and gas.

Infrastructure construction: Pipe seals and repair of drinking water and wastewater systems, sealing profiles for facades, windows and doors.

Transportation equipment: Vibrationdamping and acoustic solutions for track-bound vehicles and marine applications as well as off-highway vehicles. Sealing systems for trains and trucks.

Light vehicles: Polymer boots for drive shafts and steering applications.

Current priorities

  • Focus on profitable growth by expanding in such niches as construction and infrastructure in North America and light vehicles in Asia, and reinforce positions in profitable segments in Western Europe.
  • Create increased added value and closer collaboration with customers through, for example, product innovations, extended offerings, being a partner with whom it is easy to do business, and a focus on digital solutions.
  • Optimize the production structure and focus on growth in existing new production facilities in new economies.
  • Seek selected bolt-on acquisitions.

Examples of brands/product names: CRYOLINE®, DragonCoat®, epros®, Forsheda®, KLELINE®, Metalastik®, Novibra®, Power-Lock™, SEALINE®, Sewer-Lock™, TRELLINE® and TRELLVAC.

Production units:
Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

Market offices: Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

3 questions

Mikael Fryklund, Business Area President.

Describe what characterizes your business area.
The products in my business area are highly varied, but the golden thread linking them all is our applications expertise. Every solution is driven by our in-depth knowledge of a specific, and often niche, application. Understanding of the market and close cooperation with our customers is thus a critical factor in initiating and developing each solution.

We have a relatively large business and share of sales in Europe, but we have also made acquisitions and grown in other parts of the world in recent years. One example is China, where we have invested in expanded production of boots for light vehicles, or Mexico, where we have acquired a business that produces polymer- based sealing systems for various types of water and wastewater pipes.

Name a technological highlight of the year.
It’s difficult to pick a specific one. But I am proud of the development of our new hose for liquefied natural gas (LNG) which we see great potential in.

I would also like to mention our expertise in pipeline networks, which we further advanced during the year. Our trenchless pipe sealing solutions mean that pipe repairs can be undertaken without digging, which minimizes disruption to traffic and residents. 

What will be the key development areas in the years ahead?
It will be to develop and further improve our existing day-to-day operations, with focus on profitable growth. In particular, this will require us to be even better at leveraging the local demand that exists in our various niches across the globe. We have strong customer offerings that can be ‘exported’ to new markets and segments. We are also examining the development of new products and solutions, technologies and choices of materials.

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