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8th August 2014, Trelleborg

Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics businesses in North America

Uretek and Archer products and solutions are used across multiple segments, such as aerospace, healthcare, outdoor recreation, government and defence.Trelleborg, leader in engineered polymer solutions, has signed an agreement through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems to acquire the assets and businesses from the US based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group, comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC.

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 defence.

Broadening product range

“The acquired businesses have superior technical knowledge with focused R&D and product development, in addition to solid partnerships with customers,” said Dario Porta, President of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area.

“The acquisition complements our existing business in engineered fabrics and broadens our product range in North America.”

The businesses have manufacturing facilities in New Haven, Connecticut and in Milford, Massachusetts, US, respectively. Total sales are mainly in North America and amounted to about SEK 480 million in 2013.

Trelleborg

Trelleborg is a leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments.

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.

Trelleborg also owns 50% of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a leader within anti-vibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 15 billion in about 20 countries.

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