Trelleborg Sealing Solutions cements its leading European position in the aerospace sealing market with the commencement of manufacturing at a new facility at Condé sur Noireau, France. In parallel, the business area’s manufacturing, engineering support and sales structure is realigned in recognition of the international nature of the aerospace business.
The Trelleborg Sealing Solutions 3,500 meter square facility that will employ around one hundred executives and skilled workers is the result of an investment of approximately five million EUR funded by Trelleborg in conjunction with the Calvados Council and the Community of Municipalities of the county of Condé. The manufacturing site replaces an existing facility in the area.
“Demand for high-performance sealing solutions is favorable in the aerospace industry,” says Business Area President, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Claus Barsøe. “This facility will be an effective resource for our existing and future aerospace customers. The choice to keep aerospace manufacturing in France shows Trelleborg’s commitment to the aviation industry within the country.”
The realigned global aerospace organization for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Global Marketing Aerospace, will act as a focal point for the solutions provided by more than 15 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions manufacturing facilities focused on production for aerospace. At a local level, dedicated engineers liaise with customer design teams while logistics teams coordinate delivery globally.
Michel Prouff, Director of Global Marketing Aerospace, says: “We’ve seen a trend for our aerospace customers to become fewer and larger through mergers and acquisitions. Recognizing that manufacturing may be in one region while engineering is in another, we’ve setup our aerospace marketing structure to reflect that. Importantly, our expert local engineers can work with our customers’ engineers in their local language. 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.”
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has over 60 years of experience in the aerospace industry, which it utilizes to provide the optimum sealing solution for each application, guaranteeing long-life to minimize planned maintenance and maximize flight time.
The new Global Marketing Aerospace structure offers a one-stop-shop for aerospace elastomer and plastic sealing solutions with strong R&D support and in-house state of the art manufacturing providing components that are compliant with all aerospace quality and process standards. Advanced delivery options can be tailored to meet customer requirements and include single bag and tag, kitting and direct line feed.