Trelleborg acquires sewer and drainage pipe rehabilitation market leader

The Trelleborg Group, through its Trelleborg Industrial Solutions division, has signed an agreement to acquire the sewage and drainage pipe rehabilitation business of IST Innovative Sewer Technologies (IST).

This agreement specializes in the manufacture of machines, robots and liners for trenchless pipe repair and follows December 2022 news of the completion of the Trelleborg Group and the IST acquisition.

Jean-Paul Mindermann, President of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area, said that the market for trenchless pipe rehabilitation using fiber optic and UV light curing technology is growing at double-digit rates every year.

“The technology is established in Europe and on the rise in North America. This acquisition is therefore a strategic addition that strengthens Trelleborg’s position in the pipe repair market. “The acquired operation complements Trelleborg with its wide range of services, its strong focus on research and development and its entrepreneurial working methods,” said Mindermann.

“The takeover offers synergies in both sales and production.”

The acquisition, which was completed at the end of 2022, complements Trelleborg’s current range of trenchless pipe repairs with new technologies and materials.

The company is headquartered and has manufacturing facilities in Bochum, Germany, with sales offices in Europe and North America and a network of independent distributors. Turnover in 2021 was approximately SEK 200 million.

Aging pipe infrastructure, leading to an increased risk of unwanted leaks and infiltrations, is a growing problem in much of the world that can cause unnecessary costs and environmental damage. Trenchless pipe rehabilitation is an alternative to the conventional “open cut and replace” method with additional economic and ecological advantages.

Trelleborg is a leading provider of engineered polymer solutions that seal, cushion and protect critical applications in demanding environments.

Its innovative solutions sustainably increase performance for customers. The company comprises two business areas: Trelleborg Industrial Solutions and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

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