Trelleborg finalizes Automated Dynamics acquisition
Automated Dynamics specializes in the development of customized automated fiber placement (AFP) solutions for high-performance composite parts and structures.
Trelleborg (Trelleborg, Sweden) reported on Dec. 13 that it has finalized the acquisition of Automated Dynamics (Niskayuna, NY, US), which specializes in the manufacture of advanced composite manufacturing systems, particularly customized automated fiber placement (AFP) technologies, for demanding applications and end markets.
Trelleborg says this technology is a strategic, adjacent technology for Trelleborg with high potential in a multiple of industries such as aerospace and chemical applications, and in the long run also for other markets.
Sales amounted to approximately $7.7 million in 2016. This bolt-on acquisition is part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments. The transaction was consolidated as of Dec. 12, 2017.
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