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Trelleborg establishes new U.S. innovation center

May 29, 2024
Plymouth, Minnesota, facility expands company’s ability to provide industrial customers with a single partner for product design, prototyping, development, and production

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions recently established its new Plymouth, Minnesota, innovation center, which is designed to provide industrial customers with a single partner for design, rapid prototyping, development, and serial production, helping to ensure cost control and scalability of customers’ solutions.

Trelleborg created the center to accelerate time to market, reduce the production cost of parts already in market, and improve the transition from design to serial production, the company stated. With increased capabilities, the facility provides a dedicated space with personnel possessing decades of combined experience. It enables customers to work with design, materials, and quality experts throughout the entire life cycle of a project.

“For innovators looking to create high-performing products and measurably reduce go-to-market timelines, our team at the Innovation Center can create samples in days, enabling multiple design iterations to be tested to confirm effective production and enable rapid scale up,” Chris Tellers, Trelleborg’s global technology director for the innovation center, said in a news release.

“Engineers and product innovators get direct access to some of the best minds in materials science, prototyping, tooling and design for manufacturability, plus proven processes for improving critical outcomes in development and manufacturing. Simply bring us your product design goals and we’ll work together to create highly differentiated products and get them to market faster than ever. You can visit our experts in-person or engage in highly personalized digital experiences. 

“We take a collaborative approach to help customers optimize their designs and discover how they can be realized. We have decades of experience designing and manufacturing advanced silicone solutions, thermoset elastomers and now we can offer customers expertise in thermoplastic molding and manufacturing. We look at customers’ complex designs and quickly create prototypes and tooling that help customers achieve their goals.”

The center comprises several core competencies, including design, consultation, toolmaking, prototyping, high-precision machining, silicone molding, thermoset elastomer molding, thermoplastic molding, automation, assembly, and secondary operations.

By using Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities, customers have access to raw material traceability and established validation processes. These facilities are ISO certified and meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration and global water regulations.

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