STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Nov. 17, 2009)—Trelleborg has inaugurated a plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, outside Sao Paulo.
The facility manufactures high-performance seals for such items as aircraft and passenger cars. The plant is part of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area and it will initially employ about 100.
Trelleborg's President and CEO Peter Nilsson said between 2005 and 2008 it doubled its sales in Brazil.
Trelleborg already operates two production units in Brazil, both in the region surrounding Sao Paolo. The facilities manufacture antivibration products for the automotive industry and high-performance seals, respectively, for the aerospace and passenger car industries, among others.
Trelleborg has about 950 employees in Brazil and sales in 2008 amounted to about $174.6 million.