business of Day Brazil SA. Printec has a strong presence in Latin America and in
the U.S. with a single production facility in Brazil. Printec has annual sales
of approximately SEK 250 M and has approximately 160 employees.
The acquisition strengthens Trelleborg’s leading position in the area of
printing blankets, i.e. polymer coated fabrics for use in offset printing.
“The acquisition supports Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen our leading
positions within attractive and profitable market segments,” says Dario Porta,
President of Trelleborg Coated Systems, which is part of Trelleborg Engineered
Systems business area. “Printing blankets for the graphic industry is an
attractive segment for us, where several applications and geographical markets,
not least in Latin America, show steady growth.
“Printec has an attractive portfolio of advanced products and shows strong
profitability. Via the acquisition of this local market leader, we have
strengthened our position as global leader and business partner in Latin America
and in the U.S. Printec will serve as a strong platform, especially in Latin
America, and substantial synergies are expected after integration with, and
leverage of, our global structure,” concludes Dario Porta.
For further information, please contact:
Media: Vice President Media Relations Karin Larsson, 46 (0)410 67094, 46 (0)733
Investors/analysts: Vice President IR Christofer Sjögren, 46 (0)410 67068, 46
Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on
advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg
develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding
industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22
billion, with about 15,500 employees in over 40 countries. The Group comprises
three business areas: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Trelleborg Wheel Systems,
and Trelleborg Engineered Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of
TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light
and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of SEK 13 billion and about 8 000
employees in 17 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm
Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List, LargeCap.