Trelleborg Sealing Solutions receives Bosch Supplier Award

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been recognized with a Bosch Global Supplier Award by Robert Bosch GmbH. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions received the award in the category “Mechanics and Resale Goods”.

In total, the technology and services company has honored 38 suppliers from nine countries with awards in five categories. This is the thirteenth time that Bosch has given the Supplier Award to companies that have manufactured and supplied products or services particularly well.

“The Bosch Global Supplier Award serves both as recognition and inspiration. In awarding it to our top suppliers, we aim to motivate all our other suppliers to perform just as well,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, during the award ceremony in Stuttgart.

In 2012, the Bosch Group’s total purchasing volume came to some 27 billion EUR. For the most part purchases are made up of manufacturing materials such as electronic components, mechanical and electromechanical components, and plastic parts, but they also include merchandise, supplies, services, and machinery.

From left to right: Dr. Karl Nowak, President of the Corporate Sector Purchasing and Logistics of Robert Bosch GmbH, Peter Hahn, BU President, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Marketing Americas, Global Automotive and Aerospace, Jochen Sanguinette, General Manager Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Germany and Global Hub Director Automotive, Stephan Böhm, Strategic Purchasing control of mechanical components

Trelleborg celebrates the birth of Rubore® technology 25 years ago

On 29 June 2013, Trelleborg celebrated the 25th birthday of Rubore® technology at its birthplace in Kalmar, Sweden.

Stefan Lundström, President of Damping Solutions at Trelleborg, says: “We are very proud of the unique Rubore® technology and in particular that after 25 years it continues to meet the ever increasing demands of our automotive customers. Though the principles behind the process remain the same, we are continually challenging ourselves to provide innovations in applications for the technology and we see major opportunities for the product globally.

The birthday celebrations were attended by numerous Trelleborg personnel from around the world including President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Claus Barsoe and Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for Trelleborg Group, Patrik Romberg.

Rubore® Technology

Rubore® technology is an advanced production process used to create a three to five layer rubber-to-metal sandwich by applying a bonding agent to metal carriers and then vulcanizing rubber to the coated metal.It is world-leading in anti-vibration applications for the automotive industry and its use has now been extended into a range of advanced Rubore® seals for automotive applications. The process allows for development of components that offer significant weight-savings and unrivalled total cost reduction that are only achievable through this method of production.