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Trelleborg inaugurates a new facility for production of tires for the agricultural industry in Xingtai, China

Today, Trelleborg Group inaugurates a new manufacturing facility in Xingtai,
Hebei, China to manufacture high-performance specialty, primarily agricultural
tires.

The new investment is part of Trelleborg’s continued long-term strategy to grow
in markets with favorable potential. Using proven leading-edge manufacturing
processes, the site produces both radial and bias technology tires for farming,
forestry and agro-industrial applications. It will serve the needs of
Trelleborg’s partners by providing local supply to their Chinese facilities, and
just as importantly to local manufacturers.

“We believe that China 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 new production unit
continues our commitment to the agricultural sector in China. The manufacturing
facility will also strengthen Trelleborg’s competitiveness on markets other than
the Chinese, by broadening the range and through more efficient production.”

“There is enormous potential within the agricultural sector in China. Today,
more than half of farming operations in the country are conducted manually and
industry mechanization is taking place rapidly. The demand for high-performance
agricultural tires is favorable,” says Business Area President, Trelleborg Wheel
Systems, Maurizio Vischi. “Through this establishment, Trelleborg becomes the
first global manufacturer of agricultural tires to have its own production in
China. The facility provides proximity to Chinese customers, but also support to
European and U.S. customers in the local Chinese market.”

The inauguration on June 27, 2012, was attended by guests from all over the
world including representatives from leading tractors manufacturers, along with
the Swedish ambassador to China, Mr Lars Fredén, and the Mayor of Xingtai City,
Ph.D Professor Daqun Liu as well as Trelleborg Top Management.

The Trelleborg group has several manufacturing facilities in China, in Huizhou,
Shanghai, Wuxi, Qingdao and Xingtai. The facilities manufacture a broad range of
Trelleborg’s engineered products and solutions based on polymer technology, such
as marine systems, specialty components, industrial antivibration, agricultural
tires, printing solutions and precision seals, among others. In addition, there
are a couple of development centers in Shanghai for sealing solutions and
vibration damping, as well as several market offices to effectively cultivate
the local market. Trelleborg has approximately 1,500 employees in China and
sales in 2011 amounted to nearly 1,100 million SEK.
For further information, please contact:
Media: Vice President Media Relations Karin Larsson, 46 (0)410 67094, 46 (0)733
747015, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Investors/analysts: Vice President IR Christofer Sjögren, 46 (0)410 67068, 46
(0)708 665140, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 had annual sales 2011 of just over
SEK 29 billion, with about 21,000 employees in over 40 countries. The Group
comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg
Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The
Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and
is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List, Large Cap.
www.trelleborg.com
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