Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has started production at its first ever manufacturing facility in Vietnam, an advanced 8,000 square meter facility strategically located in Long Thanh.
It produces high-quality O-Rings and custom-designed engineered molded components in a wide range of elastomer materials using the latest compression and injection molding technology and plate heat exchanger gaskets.
Gordon Micallef, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Operations Business Unit President, said: “The new Long Thanh facility is a key part of our strategy to increase our manufacturing footprint in Asia and expand our capabilities and product offerings in the region. The new facility focuses on servicing automotive and industrial markets for both the fast-growing market in Vietnam and the wider Asian region, as well as Europe and North America. It enhances our support to customers in the region who are increasingly seeking local suppliers to increase supply chain security and sustainability.”
Long Thanh is Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ first manufacturing capacity in Vietnam, joining the existing Customer Solution Center (CSC) which supports local requirements from offices in Ho Chi Minh city. Applying Trelleborg’s “local presence, global reach” principles, the enhanced presence in Vietnam means customers will increasingly benefit from the strength and capabilities of a global leader based nearby.
Quality, efficiency and sustainability were the critical drivers for the multi-million-dollar development from its inception. Process workflows and equipment layouts are specifically designed to optimize flow and minimize travel distance. Particular care has been taken to maintain high product integrity and quality in every aspect of production. Manufacturing processes are standardized to ensure high service levels, and investment in automated final inspection guarantees quality standards for our customers.
In terms of sustainability, insulation enables temperature control inside the facility, reducing the electricity required for cooling, and 835 kilowatts per month of renewable energy is generated by an array of solar panels. Wastewater created during production is treated before disposal and dedicated equipment filters process fumes before extraction to the atmosphere. Reusable containers are employed internally and by our partner rubber suppliers, and the use of plastic bags to transport parts between processes is minimized.
The facility is in Dong Nai province, strategically located in southern Vietnam close to Ho Chi Minh City and major ports, with easy access to domestic and international markets. The area has well-developed infrastructure facilitating efficient transportation and also offers a skilled and abundant workforce which will be scaled up as demand increases.
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