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22 November 2019

A Marintec China Case Study - Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation is a global leader in highly-engineered polymer solutions used in marine, port and built environments.

Part of Trelleborg Group, which has a global footprint in 51 countries, the operation will be exhibiting at China’s biggest shipbuilding trade fair – Marintec China – from December 3 to 6 as part of a delegation organised by the UK government’s Department of International Trade (DIT) and leading British trade body the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI).

2The event will provide Trelleborg with the perfect opportunity to meet representatives from the country’s shipyards, including existing and potential clients.

Trelleborg’s products include ship performance monitoring systems that provide owners with fuel savings, marine fenders, docking and mooring systems and ship-shore links. The business is the world leader in ship-shore link (SSL) and emergency shut-down (ESD) technology for the LNG industry, whether it be for LNG carriers, floating storage re-gasification units or LNG terminals.

The business also provides infrastructure for the maritime industry, such as dredging hoses, compression and extrusion seals and bearings for oil and gas infrastructure operations.

While China is already a key market for the business, Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, hopes Marintec China will open opportunities for further growth.

He said:

“China is a global centre for ship-building, with 400 ship owners operating from more than 30 shipyards with 1,500 ships being built. With that market growing at a rapid rate, that makes it a huge potential market for Trelleborg, giving us increasing opportunities to grow what is already one of our biggest markets.”

TSX51Key products for the Chinese market include SSL, universal safety links (USL) and emergency shutdown links (ESL) and shaft power meters, all of which will be discussed at the event.

It will not be Trelleborg’s first time at the conference and Hepworth said the benefits are clear.

He continued:

“As one of the largest maritime and ship-building events in the world, we see this as an opportunity to showcase our knowledge and industry expertise in reducing fuel emissions and running costs for ship owners. We always see an increase in interest in what we do because of this event and, because of the opportunities in this market, we look forward to enjoying the rewards this will bring.”


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