HELSINGOR, Denmark—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is expanding and relocating its facility in Denmark.
The firm is investing $14.7 million to build a new manufacturing facility about two miles from its current plant in Helsingor. The site is projected to begin production in 2020 and will help streamline operations, which is currently spanned across multiple buildings.
"Trelleborg is fully utilizing the available space and capacity of the current facility, which is limiting future growth opportunities within existing and new product lines," Helsingor General Manager Jesper Luja Thomsen said in an email.
Thomsen added that the current work force will transfer to the new site, and that parent company Trelleborg A.B. will sell the existing land and buildings once the transfer is complete. No new jobs are projected to be created through this project.
The investment is intended to transform and expand its current capabilities with advanced manufacturing systems and technologies that enhance profitable sales growth.
The site is the firm's lead center for polytetrafluoroethylene development and global material management, and currently spans about 129,000 square feet with 370 employees. The new facility will grow to about 183,000 square feet. Thomsen added the new site will include high automation and lean production lines.
"The main industries are automotive, aerospace and renewable energy industries, but the facility supplies products and solutions to other industries as well," he said. "The new facility will enable a flexible module built facility that easily can be expanded based on market, product, and technology developments."