Trelleborg inaugurates new seals & profiles facility

06 May 2019

Trelleborg’s seals & profiles operation inaugurated a newly constructed manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ohio, to manufacture high-performance sealing profiles, such as building facade seals, automotive cable protectors, and fuel tank straps, road and bridge expansion joint seals, as well as other critical sealing components.

The investment is part of Trelleborg’s continued long-term strategy to invest in markets with favorable growth potential. The site, which covers a total of 15,160 square meters/156,000 square feet, will produce extruded sealing profiles using proven leading-edge manufacturing processes. The state-of-the-art facility will serve the needs of Trelleborg’s existing and future customers within the building construction, automotive, and aerospace industries.

The new Ohio facility allowed Trelleborg to consolidate operations from two manufacturing sites in Aurora as well as its Bristol, Indiana site. The site in Bristol was closed in December 2018, adding about 90 new employees in Aurora with a total U.S. headcount of 165 employees within the seals & profiles operation.

The Trelleborg Group has a number of facilities and sales offices in the U.S. The facilities develop and manufacture a broad range of Trelleborg’s engineered products and solutions based on polymer technology. Trelleborg has about 2,910 employees in the U.S. and sales in 2018 amounted to SEK 7,136M (approximately USD 823M).