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Trelleborg opens Sealing Solutions Innovation Centre in Stuttgart

Left to right: Peter Nilsson, Peter Hahn, Horst Buelow, Claus Barsoe and Carsten Stehle.
Left to right: Peter Nilsson, Peter Hahn, Horst Buelow, Claus Barsoe and Carsten Stehle.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has inaugurated its newly built Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 14 000 sq m centre houses the business area’s global headquarters, its German headquarters and various global support departments, as well as a significantly extended R&D area and an IoT lab and a 300 sq m showroom area.

“Innovation is one of Trelleborg Group’s core values and within Trelleborg Sealing Solutions it is fundamental to everything we do,” said Peter Hahn, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Business Area president. “The innovation centre in Stuttgart is being created to raise the bar in terms of sealing material and product development and will provide the ideal environment for future joint development projects with our customers.”

 “Our enhanced R&D capabilities in Stuttgart will allow us to interact in a unique way with our customers that will accelerate innovation, shorten development cycles, reducing the number of designs and prototypes required to come to an effective final specification,” said Prof Dr Konrad Saur, Director Global R&D at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

“The new building, incorporates a ‘Work and Live Space’ concept, offering a perfect environment for our processes and project work,” said Carsten Stehle, general manager of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Germany. “This, as well as improved transparency, will speed up and facilitate easy internal and external communications, allowing us to spend more time on partnerships with customers and suppliers. In addition, according to our Corporate Social Responsibility guidelines, the building exceeds the latest environmental standards.”