Gasket designer and water sealing specialist Trelleborg has completed the integration of its two Dutch sites into one. All machinery and staff have now been relocated from the Trelleborg site in Ede to Ridderkerk.
“It was clear to us that by bringing the business under one roof, we could invest more effectively to improve and update the facility and improve our customer service. We have now expanded the site with two new factory buildings and a new office,” said Marcel Theunissen, Managing Director for Trelleborg’s engineered products operation, says.
“The factory has been reorganised to guarantee optimal flow and efficiency and ensure a considerable reduction in order throughput times. We’ve also restructured our teams internally; our sales, engineering and planning teams have been integrated into market-based teams. This streamlined approach will increase customer focus and provide them with a clear point of contact and more aligned processes.”
Trelleborg’s new Ridderkerk facility includes raw materials preparation, production, assembly and testing functions onsite. A total of 170 employees are now based at the Ridderkerk site. The company believes that integration will make it better equipped to deal with rising demand for its products.
Trelleborg’s engineered product’s operation designs and manufactures tunnel seals, dredging hoses, bearings and grout for the tunnel construction industry and the infrastructure market more generally.