Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics businesses in North America
Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems, signed an agreement to acquire the assets and businesses from the U.S. based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.
Uretek and Archer develop and manufacture urethane-coated fabrics and rubber-coated fabrics respectively. Their products and solutions are used across multiple segments, such as aerospace, healthcare, outdoor recreation, government and defense.
“The acquired businesses have superior technical knowledge with focused R&D and product development, in addition to solid partnerships with customers. The acquisition complements our existing business in engineered fabrics and broadens our product range in North America,” says Dario Porta, President of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area.
The businesses have manufacturing facilities in New Haven, Connecticut and in Milford, Massachusetts, U.S., respectively. Total sales are mainly in North America and amounted to about SEK 480 M in 2013.
The transaction is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2014.
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Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 21 billion in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 15 billion in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap.