Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has opened a new US headquarters in Berryville, Virginia.
The new site houses a 36000 ft2 manufacturing facility for foam-based marine fenders and buoys, as well as a 9000 ft2 sales and business development office.
All employees from Trelleborg’s previous site in Clear Brook, Virginia, will operate from Berryville. Paul Welling, previously Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa, has taken on the Regional President’s role in the US.
Mr Welling said: “I’m delighted to be part of the opening of this new site. As a global company, it’s important to have a local ‘feet on the ground’ presence within the regions that our customers operate. The US is strategically very important to our business, and I look forward to working closely with customers in the region.”
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine operation, added: “It is essential that we are best placed to meet ever-growing customer demands. Our new site in Berryville will allow us to do just that, in terms of both capacity and in developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that enhance safety and improve efficiency.”
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has also opened a new regional sales office in Houston, Texas, US, which will serves the local US and Gulf of Mexico region across all product areas.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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