Trelleborg Wheel Systems

Damping tires protect harvests and forests

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural and forestry machines, materials handling and construction vehicles and two-wheeled vehicles.

Market Segments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems comprises two market segments:

Agriculture: Tires and complete wheels for tractors and other vehicles used in agriculture and forestry. The business area is a leader in the extra-large tires sub-segment.

Transportation equipment: Tires and complete wheels for materials handling vehicles, including forklifts and other highly utilized and high-load materials handling vehicles and two-wheeled vehicles such as bicycles and motorcycles.

Current priorities

  • The acquisition of CGS Holding is expected to be finalized in the first half of 2016 – integrate the operations of Mitas and Trelleborg.
  • Expand production in and develop the new agricultural tire facility in the U.S. 
  • Continue to develop the Total Value of Ownership (TVO) offering.
  • Continue product development of tires for enhanced efficiency and reduced environmental impact, and expand the range and reach new markets.
  • Develop the offering in Asia and Africa.
  • Seek selected bolt-on acquisitions.

Examples of brands/product names: Trelleborg Elite XP, Trelleborg M², Mitas, Cultor, Premia, Mastersolid, Orca, Brawler, Interfit.

Production units: Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the U.S.

Market offices: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the U.K. and the U.S.

3 questions

Maurizio Vischi, Business Area President, describes the most important aspects of customer integration in his business area. 

Describe what characterizes your business area.
We work in a focused manner to develop the concept of Total Value of Ownership (TVO). With TVO, we optimize, through the superior performance of our tires, customer’s costs over time by taking into account aspects such as tire life and fuel consumption.

We also maintain close collaboration with our customers across the globe. Local presence and global reach have become key drivers in our business strategy.

Name a technological highlight of the year.
The Pit Stop Line for our premium  industrial tires is a good example of customer- focused innovation. The orange Pit Stop Line appears on the surface of a tire as it wears down giving a clear indication when it needs to be replaced. Our research revealed that over 85 percent of tires are replaced too early meaning that end users were incurring needless cost and downtime, both of which are solved by choosing the Pit Stop Line. The Pit Stop Line has reinforced both our leading position as an innovator in the market and also our expertise in complex production processes.

What will be the key development areas in the years ahead?
The acquisition of CGS Holding is  expected to be finalized in the first half of 2016. Then, without a doubt, it will be to successfully integrate the CGS subsidiary, Mitas, with our current operation. The acquisition will mean that we will become a global leader in agricultural tires and, combined with the Brazilian acquisition, we will strengthen our leading position in industrial tires.

As an example, we will be supplementing our offering of massive industrial tires with pneumatic tires, thus
granting access to new markets. For agricultural tires, we will expand our product range, with more brands and a larger geographic market, reinforcing our presence in Europe and North America, and increasing shares of the Russian and Ukrainian markets.

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Head Office

Trelleborg Wheel Systems Italia S.p.A.

Business Area Head Office
Via Naz. Tiburtina, 143
IT-00010 Villa Adriana (Roma)
tel: +39 0774 38 41
fax: +39 0774 38 48 02
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