TRELLEBORG, Sweden (Jan. 12, 2012)—Trelleborg A.G. is touting its continued investment in Brazil, where it is creating, creating a platform for local presence and growth across a wide selection of industries.
Existing, recently established and acquired facilities will be joined by Trelleborg's latest investments in new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities for printing blankets and offshore equipment. The region is of high priority for Trelleborg and will be a focus for future growth initiatives, the Swedish company said.
“With markets such as oil & gas, infrastructure, agriculture, mining and graphics all growing at a rapid rate, Brazil has quickly become a hotbed of activity for a number of our business areas. As such, we've made a group commitment to increase our presence and customer support in this key region,” said Peter Nilsson, president and CEO at Trelleborg.
Located in Brazil's major oil hub, the coastal city of Macae, about 112 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, the new Trelleborg Offshore facility will manufacture the firm's complete line, including including a wide range of polymer-based products for offshore topside and subsea oil and gas exploration.
Official opening of the facility is planned for February. Brazil is anticipated to be the world's largest subsea offshore oil/gas market in 2013/2014, Trelleborg said in a 11 Jan news release.
The company also said its Trelleborg Printing Blankets facility in Santana de Parnaiba, near Sao Paulo, gradually will begin production in the first half, making products under the brand names Vulcan and Rollin.