Trelleborg acquires Lutz Sales Inc.

Company strengthens its presence on the North American market for precision seals.

Trelleborg, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire the US company Lutz Sales Inc., a privately owned distributor. Lutz has yearly sales of approximately SEK 100 M and approximately 50 employees.

Lutz Sales has it’s headquarter and warehouse in the Chicago area. The company is a distributor of a broad range of precisions seals and customer specific rubber components into the North American market. The company has a broad and well established customer base and is primarily strong within the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

“Lutz Sales has shown a solid development and is a well-managed company” says Claus Barsøe, President of the Business Area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. “The acquisition strengthens Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ presence in the North American market and broadens our product offering and our customer base in this region.”

The acquisition is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2010.