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Construction : Feature | January 2016 | Source : CW-India

We are an innovation driven company

- Ranjan Sen, Managing Director,Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions India Pvt Ltd was founded in 1978 as Rollon Bearings and joined the Trelleborg Group in 2005. Ranjan Sen, Managing Director, shares more on the company´s offerings and innovation in conversation with SHRIYAL SETHUMADHAVAN.

Introduce us to your products and your offerings.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world´s leading players having a diverse range of products. We have a wide range of products typically into hydraulic cylinders and rotary seals. When it comes to hydraulic seals in the reciprocating cylinders, we offer the whole kit combining wiper, scrapper, U-Cup, piston seals etc. In the rotary segment, we offer cassette seals, radial oil seal and radial shaft seals etc. So from our whole range of products, we can offer a customer, end-to-end solutions for cylinders.

What is the emphasis you lay on innovation?
We are an innovation driven company. Approximately 2 per cent of the global turnover converts into R&D. So, we focus on product innovation, material innovation and service innovation.

How much of your offerings for India is made in India?
We have a lot of products that are made in India. We have a manufacturing facility in Bengaluru to develop, manufacture and supply high-performance sealing solutions for aircrafts, off-highway equipment, trucks, passenger cars, as well as for industrial applications. The facility caters to the customers in the whole world and gradually becoming a manufacturing hub for the Asian markets.

How do you view the current construction industry scenario?
In the last one to two years, the construction and mining sectors have not performed. The government has put a lot of emphasis, and we are yet to see the results of it on the ground. But in a country like India, infrastructure has to come. So, the investment that we see from all of our customers is ahead of the curve and they are developing not for tomorrow but may be for two or three years down the line with the expectation that good days will come back.

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