Trelleborg Inaugurates New Manufacturing Facility in Retford England
A Polyurethane Center of Excellence
On March 9, 2017, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation inaugurated its new purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Retford, England, further enhancing its polyurethane manufacturing capabilities. The new facility will be a Center of Excellence for Trelleborg’s diversified polyurethane component manufacturing, bringing together experience, innovation and technology under one roof.
Ulf Berghult, CFO, Trelleborg Group and Councillor Jim Anderson, Bassetlaw District Council, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the facility.
Councillor Jim Anderson, said: “Bassetlaw is fast becoming a home for some of the most innovative, diverse and successful international companies, and as an authority we are thrilled that Trelleborg has chosen Retford in which to expand its business.
“The Council’s Regeneration and Investment Team have worked closely with Trelleborg prior to and during the planning stages to ensure that this Center of Excellence is based in Bassetlaw and, as industry leaders in a number of different fields, including polyurethane manufacturing, we wish Trelleborg continued success.”
Ulf Berghult, Chief Financial Officer for Trelleborg Group, said: “By combining our local expertise from several Trelleborg facilities in the area into one, we will reduce our footprint and environmental impact on the local area. Our investment into this facility demonstrates our long-standing commitment to accelerating performance for our customers both locally and globally.”
Ray Cann, Managing Director for Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Retford, commented: “It is essential that we are best placed to meet the growing demands of our customers, not only in terms of capacity, but in terms of developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that provide the upmost quality and performance.
“We are now located in a modern facility with expanded capabilities and services. By heavily investing in the upgrade of our existing equipment we will be able to develop a next generation of new ground-breaking products and will ensure we continue to provide industry-leading solutions that guarantee peace of mind.”
The opening ceremony took place on 9 March and was attended by local dignitaries, senior management from Trelleborg Group and its applied technologies operation, as well as all employees.
The facility in Retford consolidates four sites; one in Retford, two in Coventry and one in Knaresborough, into a single facility. It combines the experience and expertise that has made these facilities successful to date. Constructed using lean manufacturing principles and with a focus on environmental efficiency, the 7,225 square meters / 77,765 square feet facility will manufacture the current product portfolio of Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation.
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation and Trelleborg Group
As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation manufactures and designs innovative and reliable polymer and syntactic material solutions for a wide range of industries including aerospace, screen printing, rail and motor sport. www.trelleborg.com/applied-technologies
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK SEK 31 billion (EUR 3.23 billion, USD 3.60 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Vibracoustic, the global market leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.