TRELLEBORG, Sweden (Dec. 21) — Trelleborg A.B., through its buildings systems business area, has signed an agreement to acquire Epros GmbH and Epros International Ltd.
Epros, with locations in Duisburg, Germany, and St. Albans, England, is a niche player in the after-market for pipe systems, specializing in trenchless repairs. The firm employs about 30 and has annual sales of about $13.2 million.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in January.
"Epros is an excellent complement to our existing pipe seals business," said Peter Suter, president of Trelleborg Building Systems. "When combined with Trelleborg's polymer expertise and infrastructure, the acquisition will enable us to capitalize on the rapidly expanding market for internal pipe sealing."