Trelleborg Group has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei, China to manufacture high-performance specialty, primarily agricultural, tires.
Trelleborg says the investment is part of its continued long-term strategy to grow in markets with favorable potential. Using proven leading-edge manufacturing processes, the site produces both radial and bias technology tires for farming, forestry and agro-industrial applications.
Production from the plant will serve the needs of Trelleborg’s partners by providing local supply to their Chinese facilities and to local manufacturers.
“We believe that China has highly favorable long-term growth opportunities and our strong global platform will be further reinforced by this facility,” says Peter Nilsson, CEO and president of Trelleborg.
“This new production unit continues our commitment to the agricultural sector in China. The manufacturing facility will also strengthen Trelleborg’s competitiveness on markets other than the Chinese, by broadening the range and through more efficient production.”
“There is enormous potential within the agricultural sector in China. Today, more than half of farming operations in the country are conducted manually and industry mechanization is taking place rapidly. The demand for high-performance agricultural tires is favorable,” says Business Area President, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Maurizio Vischi.
“Through this establishment, Trelleborg becomes the first global manufacturer of agricultural tires to have its own production in China. The facility provides proximity to Chinese customers, but also support to European and U.S. customers in the local Chinese market.”
The Trelleborg group has several manufacturing facilities in China, in Huizhou, Shanghai, Wuxi, Qingdao and Xingtai. Trelleborg has approximately 1,500 employees in China.