In 2022, Trelleborg Wheel Systems generated sales of more $1.3 billion and employed more than 6,600 in 42 countries.
"Over the last few years, we have delivered continuous business growth combining strategic acquisitions with dedicated investments, and this has allowed us to build a strong and sustainable platform supported by a global manufacturing footprint, innovative products and solutions and an extensive sales network in close proximity to our customers," Pompei said.
"I'm extremely proud of what the TWS team has been able to achieve so far, and we are all honored that Yokohama has decided to invest in us, building together with their existing business, a new leading player in the off-highway segment."
Yokohama said the acquisition enables it "to consolidate its leading position among tire producers in the world, becoming a global leader in the off-highway tires segment with the addition of Trelleborg, Mitas, Maximo, Cultor brands and Interfit service network to its portfolio."
Trelleborg operates 10 tire plants in seven countries on three continents—China, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Serbia, Sri Lanka and the U.S.—and four wheel plants in four nations.
Trelleborg's largest European tire plant is in Serbia, where it has capacity for around 25,000 tires per day.
In the U.S., TWS operates tire plants in Spartanburg, N.C., and Charles City, Iowa, producing farm tires. Together they employ over 375. Production capacity in Charles City is listed as 13,500 tons per year; TWS does not disclose the Spartanburg plant's capacity.