WUXI, China—Trelleborg opened a new manufacturing facility in Wuxi on March 12, increasing the company's presence in Asia.
The company said the plant will service the Chinese market as well as customers from the Asia-Pacific automotive sector. High-performance automotive halfshaft and steering system boots will be manufactured at the facility, which employs 55.
The 27,000-sq.-ft. facility could be extended another 8,600 square feet, according to the company.
Mikael Fryklund, business area president of Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, said in a news release that the region offered an opportunity for growth, prompting construction of the facility. Trelleborg has approximately 1,500 employees in China, and sales in 2012 were more than $105 million.
Trelleborg manufactures engineered products and solutions based on polymer technology, including marine systems, specialty components, industrial antivibration, agricultural tires, printing solutions and precision seals.