Trelleborg acquires Finnish company Mar-Con Group
Through its Engineered Systems business area, Trelleborg has acquired Mar-Con Group (Oy Mar-Con Polymers Ltd. and Gromedi Oy), with approximately 90 employees and annual sales of about SEK 120 M. The company is privately held and based in the Tampere area, Finland. Mar-Con Group is a strong niche player in elastomer applications for the electronics and telecom sectors, with products such as multigates, standard/special grommets and EMC gaskets (EMC = electromagnetic compatibility). Mar-Con’s key technology is the manufacture of TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) components molded together with metal or plastic parts. Mar-Con has its own product design and acts as a subcontractor. “The acquisition of Mar-Con Group allows us to enter a new and growing business segment,” says Lennart Johansson, President of Trelleborg Engineered Systems. “Mar-Con’s unique know-how in TPE manufacturing and its sales presence in the Finnish market are important to us.” Trelleborg Engineered Systems has annual sales of approximately SEK 5.3 billion, with about 3,700 employees.