Off -highway sector to be vital market area
Swedish Seals producing entity recently opened its second facility in Bengaluru to manufacture industrial anti-vibration systems and molded components. The new facility covering an area of 2,800 square metres possesses complete end-to-end processing facilities for metal preparation, injection molding and post molding preparations backed by laboratory facilities for material and product testing. The new facility which would be a part of Trelleborg Engineered Systems business area, will initially employ around 40 people. The inauguration event for the new facility was attended by Trelleborg’s clients from off-highway, marine, energy, telecom and industrial markets along with local dignitaries as well as management and key personnel from Trelleborg involving, Mr. Mikaeal Fryklund, Patrik Romberg, Senior, VP, Corporate Communications, Trelleborg Group, Mr. Dennis Blank, Business Unit President, Trelleborg, Anti-vibration Systems, Mr. Aapo Nurmi, Director Product, Area Electrical Protection, Trelleborg Molded Components, Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Regional Sales Manager, Trelleborg Industrial Products India pvt ltd and Mr. Ranadip Basu, Plant Manager, Trelleborg, Industrial Products, Bangalore.
An Integrated Setup
Solutions for Off- HighwayAnti-vibration products and solutions would be used to cater the growing requirements of off-highway, railway transportation, energy and telecommunications industry. Speaking to NBM&CW on the sidelines of the event, Mr. Rajeev Gupta said that off-highway sector in India catering to construction and mining applications would be one of their key market areas to promote their solutions. Buoyant demand was expected from the sector with growth in infrastructure. He informed that Trelleborg currently makes available anti-vibration solutions to off-highway equipment comprising excavators, compactors, backhoe loaders, haulers and motor graders. The anti-vibration solution comprises front and rear engine mounts, control links, chassis bumper pads, conical bearing reaction rods, mds mounts, anti-circulation mounts, engine and radiator mounts among others. The products are made available directly to the OEM’s by Trelleborg. The company does not have any plan to promote its products for the aftermarket.
Asked on the company’s plans to diversify across other verticals of off-highway equipment, Mr. Gupta explained that, they were contriving to tap the areas offering volumes business. Responding to a query that how does the company see the crushing and screening sector for its anti-vibration solutions, and how would the company be looking to make different solutions for the premium and non-premium crushers available in the market? Mr. Gupta answered, the crushing and screening sector was indeed a potential market for them where they had solutions to address the requirements for the same. However, they would not be making any qualitative distinction while making their solutions available to various crusher manufacturers. Anti -vibration solutions for crushers by Trelleborg comprises mounts and foot support systems for cone crushers and also other products.
The manufacturing setup is backed up by R&D facility.