Trelleborg strengthens its position as a world leader in tunnel seals

Trelleborg strengthens its position as a world leader in tunnel seals Trelleborg Engineered Systems, one of four business areas within the Trelleborg Group, has signed an agreement with the Dutch company Vredestein Sealing Systems BV, to acquire machines and inventory held for the production of different types of seals for infrastructure projects, such as tunnel seals. The acquired unit has annual sales corresponding to around SEK 20 M and operations will be transferred to Trelleborg Engineered Systems' plants. "This acquisition further strengthens our position as a world leader in tunnel seals and infrastructure products, which we have identified as attractive areas for future growth," says Georg Brunstam, President of Trelleborg Engineered Systems. Further information can be obtained from Georg Brunstam, President of Trelleborg Engineered Systems, telephone: +46 410 512 51, 0708 55 12 51, or via Trelleborg AB's Vice President, Corporate Communications, Mikael Sjöblom, +46 410 670 94, or 0708 55 21 30. Trelleborg is a global industrial group. Operations are based on spearhead competence within polymer materials and a high level of industrial know-how, combined with functional solutions and systems designed to meet the needs of our customers. The Group has annual sales of SEK 19 billion (pro forma 2000, including recent acquisitions), with approximately 16,500 employees in 40 countries. Trelleborg consists of four business areas: Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Trelleborg Engineered Systems and Trelleborg Building Systems. The Trelleborg share has been quoted on the A list of the OM Stockholm Exchange since 1964. www.trelleborg.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/13/20011213BIT00660/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/13/20011213BIT00660/bit0001.pdf

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