Trelleborg investments to create a platform for growth in graphics
industry in Brazil
Through its Trelleborg Engineered Systems business area, Trelleborg has
decided to invest in specialized production of printing blankets in
Brazil, aimed at creating a platform for local presence and growth in
the graphics industry. The investment will be in a new plant that
Trelleborg will also use to produce specially designed oil hoses for
surface and deep-sea applications, which have been communicated through
a separate press release today, March 14, 2011.
“The graphics industry is a growing and highly attractive market, and an
increased presence in South and Latin America is central to our growth
strategy,” says Lennart Johansson, President of the Trelleborg
Engineered Systems business area. “Currently, we already rank as one of
the three largest players in printing blankets in Latin America, a
position which we intend to strengthen through our own onsite production
located close to our customers. We are establishing advanced production
of printing blankets in a modern plant that is excellently located, and
we are also gaining an advantage in that the plant can serve as a base
for other product areas”.
The plant is located in Santana de Parnaiba, near São Paulo. Trelleborg
will invest a total of approximately SEK 45 M in production capacity in
2011 and 2012. It is anticipated that production can commence gradually
by the first half of 2012.
Printing blankets are used by the graphics industry for offset printing
in many applications, such as newspapers, books, brochures and packaging
material. Trelleborg has a leading position in printing blankets under
the brand names Vulcan® and Rollin®.
The Trelleborg Group currently has 1,000 employees in Brazil and is
established in technology development, production and sales in the
For further information, please contact:
Media: SVP Corporate Communications Viktoria Bergman, 46 (0)410 67094,
Investors/analysts: Vice President IR Conny Torstensson, 46 (0)410