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Trelleborg inaugurates a new facility for advanced sealing solutions in Bangalore, India

Today, Trelleborg inaugurates a newly constructed facility in Bangalore, India,
to develop, manufacture and supply high-performance sealing solutions for
aircrafts, off highway equipment, trucks, passenger cars, as well as for
industrial applications. The facility is part of the Trelleborg Sealing
Solutions business area.

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 will focus
on a broad range of advanced sealing solutions. The facility will serve the
needs of Trelleborg’s existing customers by providing local support and supply
to their Indian plants, and just as importantly, to local manufacturers.

“We
believe that India 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 unit continues our commitment to
the growing manufacturing sector within in India.”

“Demand for high
-performance sealing solutions is favorable in off-highway equipment, automotive
and other industrial segments” says Business Area President, Trelleborg Sealing
Solutions, Claus Barsøe.

The inauguration on 27 April was attended by guests
from all over the world, including representative from industry leaders from the
Indian fluid power, off-highway, aerospace and automotive industries along with
the Ambassador of Sweden to India Lars-Olof Lindgren as well as management and
personnel from Trelleborg.

Trelleborg has three facilities in India, in
Bangalore and Noida. These develop, manufacture and supply hydraulic and
pneumatic sealing systems for fluid power, automotive and aerospace among
others. In addition, there are eight regional sales and support offices to
effectively cultivate the local market, as well as a center of excellence for
engineering and design in Ahmedabad. Trelleborg has approximately 1,000
employees in India and sales in 2011 amounted to approximately SEK 490 M.
Continuing expansion within India, the inauguration of a new Trelleborg
Engineered Systems facility in India, also in Bangalore, is planned for
September 2012. This facility will develop, manufacture and supply industrial
antivibration systems with a focus on rail and molded components for a variety
of industry segments.
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