This is a unique time for Trelleborg
This is a time of rapidly advancing technological development, increasingly stringent quality standards and focus on product safety. But also it is a time for the transition of the global community toward more sustainable energy consumption, adaptation to climate change and a more circular use of resources.
Industrial companies worldwide must quickly adjust their operations to the new reality.
These needs are positive for Trelleborg.
The group has a clear and decisive role
With Trelleborg’s material expertise and industry insight into cutting-edge areas with rigorous requirements, such as the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as healthcare & medical, the Group is creating the sustainable industrial solutions of today, shaped by such trends as electrification, digitalization, industrial automation and new sustainable materials.
A factor favoring Trelleborg’s polymer-based solutions is that they are often critical to the functionality of the customers’ advanced end products. One good example is the sealing
solutions in an aircraft’s landing gear. While they are critical to the function of the aircraft, the solutions make up a relatively small share of the total cost for a customer’s end product – the finished aircraft. Or, for instance, in an offshore wind farm sealing solutions are small components, but they are crucial if these massive structures are to withstand the harsh marine environment.
Trelleborg stands stable and strong
For more than 100 years, Trelleborg has successfully restructured its operations when the external environment has changed. The way of achieving results – a strongly decentralized organization built on local responsibility and personal dedication – forms the basis of the Group’s model for profitability and business success. Local presence around the world is supported by Trelleborg’s global expertise and financial strength.
The group creates long-term value for shareholders
Three things provide Trelleborg with a clear advantage when it comes to creating long-term value for shareholders: the choice of niches in industries of the future, a high level of expertise and the entry barriers the niches have to competitors. Demand for the Group’s balanced portfolio of solutions is also relatively evenly distributed throughout the business cycle.
Trelleborg is on the right track
Longstanding customer relationships are built on close collaboration on innovations with renowned industry players who are on the same journey toward better sustainability as Trelleborg. The Group’s engineered solutions are based on the completely unique sealing and damping properties of polymers, such as rubber and plastic. The solutions save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, eliminate noise and vibrations, and dramatically extend the lifecycles of machines and medical devices, as well as skyscraper facades.
Trelleborg’s overall mission is to help protect the essential in society: people, the environment and infrastructure.
However, Trelleborg recognizes the fact that the Group’s solutions are largely fossil-based. Trelleborg is therefore working systematically to increase the share of bio-based and recycled raw materials in everything it develops, to strengthen its role as sustainability leader in its industry.
The Group has set ambitious science-based climate targets for its own operations, aiming for net zero emissions by 2035. Resource efficiency and circularity are becoming part of the company’s DNA.
This new demanding reality favors the Group’s continued journey as the preferred partner to leading customers in the most attractive segments. Trelleborg knows the company is on the right track and has further strengthened its growth and profitability targets.