SOURCE: Trelleborg

August 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Trelleborg Inaugurates New Plant in Shanghai, China

TRELLEBORG, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- Last week the Trelleborg Group inaugurated a newly constructed manufacturing facility for its Sealing Solutions business area in China's expansive Shanghai region. The increased production capacity from this state-of-the-art plant means that Trelleborg is now better able to meet increasing demand from industry in China and the rest of Asia. "We are committed to expanding aggressively in Asia," says Trelleborg President and CEO Peter Nilsson. "This facility continues our strategic investments in the region, and it will be followed by others, in China and in other Asian countries."

Serving such key markets as aerospace, chemical processing, semiconductors and the oil and gas sectors, many of Trelleborg's proprietary high technology sealing products will be produced at the Shanghai facility. It will have about 100 employees by the end of the year and the plant, which is designed to meet stringent environmental standards, will have total floor space of 10,000 square meters (107,640 square feet).

"We now have a best-in-class facility with enough capacity to meet growing demand. This marks another stage in strengthening our position in China," says Claus Barsøe, President of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area. "Alongside manufacturing we will provide full service from the Shanghai site. This will consist of technical support for design and product development, in conjunction with research and testing, for both local and international customers."

The inauguration on August 16 was attended by guests from all around the world, including the Trelleborg Board of Directors, management and personnel from the Shanghai facility and customers from across the Asia Pacific region and China.

For further information, contact Corporate Communications, Trelleborg AB, +46 410-67000.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 24 billion, with about 22,000 employees in 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Building Systems and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions develop, manufacture and market safety-critical polymer-based precision seals and associated systems and are a leading global supplier to aerospace, industrial and automotive markets.

The Trelleborg share has been quoted on the A list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964. www.trelleborg.com

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