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Trelleborg's Online Survey to Explore Inhibitors to Innovation

Innovation is often credited with evolving industries, product differentiation, attracting key talent and critically, improving the bottom line.

What happens when internal innovation stagnates? Trelleborg’s online survey will explore the issues facing business with regards to innovation and attitudes to outsourcing.

The outsourcing of product R&D has long been a topic of discussion – many understand the benefits such as speed to market, budget control and specialist expertise but leading producer of speciality polymer coated and calendered materials, Trelleborg, recognises that some remain hesitant.

Johan Frithiof, Commercial Director within the Engineered Fabrics business of Trelleborg, said: “We understand that there is a mix of views across the industry. To many, outsourcing is the ideal way to manage their product innovation, but some feel inhibited by it.

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“We are keen to understand what inhibits innovation, by sourcing genuine, honest insights directly from the engineers and buyers within the marketplace. So we decided to compile a report which will reflect the true views and opinions of engineers and OEMs across a number of industries.”

Contributions towards to the report can be made through the survey which can be completed here:

Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics is a world leading producer of speciality polymer coated and calendered materials, across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, recreation, fluid handling and more. As part of the Coated Systems Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics employs a substantial staff of chemists and operates with manufacturing excellence to produce bespoke, world class solutions for the most advanced applications.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 21 billion (EUR 2.3 billion, USD 3.2 billion) in over 40 countries.

The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 14 billion (EUR 1.55 billion, USD 2.2 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap.


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