TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has started production of seals at a new facility at Conde sur Noireau, France, the company announced recently.
The company said the move is to maintain the company's position in the European aerospace sealing market.
It added that the business area's manufacturing, engineering support and sales structure had been realigned to be more in line with the international aerospace business.
The new 32,300 sq.-ft. facility employs around 100. It was built in a $5.6 million investment funded by Trelleborg in conjunction with the Calvados council and the community of municipalities of the county of Condé.
The new unit replaces an existing facility in the area.
“Demand for high-performance sealing solutions is favorable in the aerospace industry,” Claus Barsøe, business area president, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, said in a statement.
“This facility will be an effective resource for our existing and future aerospace customers,” he said. “The choice to keep aerospace manufacturing in France shows Trelleborg's commitment to the aviation industry within the country.”
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has more than 15 manufacturing facilities focused on production for aerospace.
“We've seen a trend for our aerospace customers to become fewer and larger through mergers and acquisitions,” Michel Prouff, director of global marketing aerospace, said.
Prouff said his aerospace marketing unit was aligned to address issues surrounding different locations of manufacturing and engineering.
“Our expert local engineers can work with our customers' engineers in their local language,” he said. “Then our international logistics network can ensure delivery, where required and as required, from our worldwide manufacturing facilities, supplying components that comply with all required aerospace standards.”