Closure of minority-owned company's plant in US

Dawson Manufacturing Company, in which Trelleborg holds a 45-percent interest, has decided to close a plant in Dawson, Georgia, in the US, and to consolidate production to the company's facility in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

The Dawson unit produces antivibration components for the automotive industry and has approximately 100 employees. Production will be successively transferred from Dawson during 2007.

The consolidation will have a marginal impact on the earnings of the Trelleborg Group in 2007.