Thursday, June 21, 2007

Trelleborg Automotive Inaugurates New Manufacturing Facility in Dej, Romania

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Trelleborg Group's (STO:TRELB) Trelleborg Automotive business area has inaugurated a newly constructed manufacturing facility in Dej, Romania.

The increased production capacity from this state-of-the-art plant serves the needs of Trelleborg's existing customers Audi, Dacia, Ford, Peugeot and Renault by providing local supply to their Romanian and Eastern European plants. "We have a strong global platform that will be further reinforced by this plant," says Trelleborg President and CEO Peter Nilsson. "It is important to be close to the companies we supply to fulfill just-in-time requirements. This facility continues our commitment to the developing automotive sector in Eastern Europe." Using proven leading-edge manufacturing processes, the production site in Dej will produce engine and chassis mounting systems. Initially, the plant will supply the Renault (Dacia) plant where the successful Logan model is assembled.

The investment is in response to increasing component volumes. Dej facility will have about 100 employees by the end of the year and is designed to meet stringent environmental standards. "We now have a best-in-class facility with enough capacity to meet growing requirements," says Henrique Fischer, President, Trelleborg Automotive Europe.The inauguration on June 21 was attended by guests from all around the world, including representatives from customers such as Renault Dacia, General Motors and BMW, personnel from the facility's supply base, along with key members of the local community, and management and personnel from Trelleborg Automotive.

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 27 billion, with about 23,000 employees in 40 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List, large cap.

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