Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation completed the expansion of its manufacturing and sales office facility in Qingdao, China.

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has successfully completed the expansion of its manufacturing and sales office facility in Qingdao, China. In support of rapid business growth across several industries, Trelleborg has expanded its manufacturing area by more than fifty percent, meaning that the overall facility size is now more than 23,000 square meters.

The expansion marks a substantial investment designed to further strengthen Trelleborg’s compound and polymer technology R&D activities, and highlights Trelleborg’s commitment to improving operational excellence and enhancing innovation.

Richard Hepworth, President at Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, comments: “The Qingdao facility has long supported the operation’s commitment to developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that enhance safety, efficiency and sustainability worldwide. We are delighted to expand the facility and strengthen our position as a leading global supplier of immersed tunnel systems.

“China is home to some of the largest and most demanding, and in some cases increasingly complex infrastructure projects. This expansion, and specifically the addition of new and expanded production lines in Qingdao, ensures that Trelleborg are well placed to meet growing customer needs.”

This development follows significant investment in the latest laboratory equipment at the Qingdao site, as well as expansion of production lines for offshore wind foundation seals, tunnel seals, docking and mooring equipment, pneumatic fenders and sealine hoses, and creation of an additional manufacturing line to supply Gina Gaskets to various landmark projects.

Trelleborg’s Gina Gaskets are vital components in the construction of both the ShenZhong Link project in Guangdong Province, which will be the widest immersed tunnel in the world, and the 18-kilometer long Fehmarnbelt tunnel connecting Denmark to Germany, in addition to many other tunnels worldwide. The gaskets prevent water ingress due to external water pressure, geological sedimentation and structure displacement.

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For more information about Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, please contact Richard Hepworth, President,

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Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation and Trelleborg Group
The marine and infrastructure operation of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area, is a provider of engineered polymer solutions to the marine, infrastructure and renewable energy industries. It manufactures and installs bespoke fender systems, docking and mooring equipment, oil and gas transfer technology and vessel efficiency technology for marine environments all over the world. Its polymer engineering expertise also extends to its range of general marine products, including navigation aids and buoys. Performing in some of the harshest environments on earth, its principal infrastructure and energy offerings are sealing systems for tunnels, dredging hoses, water management solutions, building vibration isolation, and polymer seals for offshore applications.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 33 billion (EUR 3.13 billion, USD 3.57 billion) in about 50 countries. The Group comprises three business areas: Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.