High Hopes

Ever wondered how the natural rubber in your seals is produced? Rosman Jahja, who is VP of Corporate Responsibility at Trelleborg Group, took a tour of SAPH. One of the largest production facilities in Africa, Rosman went there to understand the production process and find out how its owner contributes to the local community.

IN SHORT

Rubber-tree
THOUGH SYNTHETIC RUBBER DOMINATES THE MARKET,

“ The first step we take with a batch is quality control – to check that the raw material contains enough usable rubber.”

Improving safety and caring for the environment

Process

Corporate responsibility
Corporate responsibility

“There really is no alternative. We have to take on a great deal of responsibility, otherwise it would be impossible to run an operation as large as ours, with almost 1,300 employees.”

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The five countries that exported the most natural rubber in 2017