Trelleborg serves a broad range of customers in a variety of market segments and niches. The business has a wide geographic spread. The Group has operations in about 50 countries, sales are conducted in just over 150 countries worldwide and manufacturing operations are carried out at more than 100 production sites. The business is diversified, which provides Trelleborg with an effective underlying risk spread.
Demand for the Group’s products and solutions largely moves in line with fluctuations in global industrial production. Trelleborg focuses on maintaining an exposure
to its market segments that has a good balance between early and late cyclical industry, meaning general as well as capital-intensive industry, the demands from which often balance each other out. Seasonal effects occur in the various market segments, particularly in the agricultural segment, which normally experiences higher demand for tires for agricultural machines during the first half of the year. For the Group, demand is usually higher in the first half of the year than in the second half of the year.
Trelleborg has an established process for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) that provides a framework for the Group’s risk activities. The purpose of the ERM process is to provide a Group-wide overview of Trelleborg’s risks by identifying them, evaluating them and providing a basis for decision-making regarding the management of risks, and to enable a follow-up of the risks and how they are managed.