Annual Report 2005
Trelleborg’s Annual Report for 2005 will be published today on the Company website at www.trelleborg.com and copies of the printed report have been simultaneously distributed to shareholders. In the President’s message in the Annual Report, Trelleborg’s new Chief Executive Officer Peter Nilsson, who took up his position in October 2005, gives his views on the most important priorities facing the Group. Prominence is given to Trelleborg’s operational development, with offensive measures to increase operating efficiency, active portfolio management and investments in prioritized market segments. Peter Nilsson also underlines the importance of focusing on clearly defined value-based leadership in order to further develop the organization. “One of our main success factors lies in the competence we offer our customers, so that they in turn can resolve their own customers’ problems,” Peter Nilsson writes. “This competence will become even more of a key factor in the years immediately ahead, when operational development is given even greater prominence.” He also notes that for several years the Trelleborg Group has consciously invested in emerging growth markets, such as Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. The financial targets remain unchanged, with continued value generation through strategic acquisitions. During 2005, Trelleborg implemented approximately ten acquisitions. In the section on the Company’s share, it is noted that during the most recent five-year period the price of the Trelleborg share has risen by an average of 18.5 percent per year and the share has generated an average return of 4.5 percent per year. The Annual Report is characterized by the Group’s focus on sealing, damping and protecting in demanding environments throughout the world, summarized under the theme “Solutions securing values.” In the R&D section, projects for the aerospace industry are provided as examples. The Annual Report can be ordered from www.trelleborg.com or via the Trelleborg Corporate Communications Department, +46 410 670 00.