Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has opened a new sales and business development office in Houston.
Citing growth in the region as a strategic priority, Trelleborg Marine Systems’ U.S. president, Faiyaz Kolsawala, will relocate to Houston as will a number of its global sales team. Among them will include a specialist docking and mooring representative and an oil and gas transfer and vessel technology salesperson to provide a closer relationship with customers in the area. Trelleborg will further strengthen its Houston-based sales team with several new appointments.
“At Trelleborg Marine Systems, our long-term strategy relies heavily on investment in markets with strong growth potential,” said Richard Hepworth, business unit president of Trelleborg Marine Systems.
“We will join colleagues from Trelleborg’s offshore operation in its facility, enabling us to work more collaboratively across functions.
“As a global company, we strongly believe that it’s important to have local ‘feet on the ground’ within the regions that our customers operate, said Hepworth. “In particular, we remain committed to growing our business in the fast-moving global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry. Therefore, establishing a presence in Houston – the long-established capital of the global oil and gas industry – is essential.”
Based within Trelleborg’s Houston facility, the new office will enable both businesses to capitalize on the synergies their complementary product areas provide. The regional sales office will serve the local U.S. and Mexican region across all five product areas of Trelleborg’s marine operations: marine fender systems, oil and gas transfer technology, vessel technology, docking and mooring and marine products.
The new Houston office will be supported by the Americas’ headquarters of Trelleborg’s marine operation in Clear Brook, Va., which includes a polyurethane- and foam-based marine products manufacturing facility serving North American and global customers. Additionally the Houston office will be supported by Trelleborg’s engineering and design center of excellence in Ahmedabad, India.