Trelleborg AB acquires automotive boots market leader in India

Trelleborg Group has,through its business area Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, signed an agreementto acquire an operation specializing in automotive boots for the fast-growingIndian light vehicles market. The operation is part of the India-basedprivately owned company Injectoplast. The acquisition means that Trelleborgfurther strengthens its globally leading market position in automotive boots.

The company has itshead office and manufacturing in Kanpur, in the north of India, close to alight vehicle

manufacturingcluster, and has annual sales of approximately SEK 70 M.

“We note a highlyfavorable sales trend for our automotive boots, and at the same time, we havehad a relatively low presence and sales in the Indian market. As our businesssuccesses are based on proximity to our customers, this acquisition isstrategically important and enables us to better support our global customers.

The acquiredoperation produces high quality products in a state-of-the-art facility for theattractive Indian market,” says Jean-Paul Mindermann, President of theTrelleborg Industrial Solutions business area.

Automotive bootscomprise a dynamic sealing system, manufactured from thermoplastic elastomers,which

seal vehicle driveshafts and prevent the ingress of contaminants such as salt, water, or dustparticles.

Boots are found inall passenger cars, including hybrid and electric cars.


Trelleborgis a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, dampand protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovativesolutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way.

The TrelleborgGroup's continuing operations had annual sales of about SEK 30 billion in 2022and operations in about 40 countries. The Group comprises three business areas:Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and TrelleborgWheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

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