Trelleborg, Sweden - Swedish rubber group Trelleborg has renamed its offshore Trelleborg Offshore, a move which it says is to "underline the manufacturing, marketing and product synergies within the group worldwide."
The company describes its combined offshore units as "a global leader in polymer and syntactic foam-based products for demanding offshore environments."
The five principal companies will now be identified as Trelleborg Offshore followed by their geographical locations. This replaces the names CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming and Viking.
The companies will be identified as follows:
Trelleborg Offshore UK Ltd (replaces Trelleborg CRP Ltd)
Trelleborg Offshore US Inc. (replaces Trelleborg CRP Inc.)
Trelleborg OCP Ltd (replaces Trelleborg Offshore Barrow-in-Furness Ltd)
Trelleborg Offshore Boston Inc. (replaces Trelleborg Emerson & Cuming Inc.)
Trelleborg Offshore Norway AS (replaces Trelleborg Offshore Norway AS)
"The 'Trelleborg Offshore' name communicates a consistent identity to all our global clients," explained Trelleborg Offshore Group president, Alan Wilson, in the company's 6 July press statement.
Trelleborg formed its offshore group after it bought the CRP Group in 2006 and added its existing Trelleborg Viking offshore business. The move created a global market leader specialising in developing and making polymer and syntactic-foam based solutions for surface, topside, subsea and seabed applications, said Trelleborg. These include products for buoyancy, cable protection, thermal insulation and fire protection. The unit says it has the "largest and most advanced syntactic foam manufacturing facility in the world." Syntactic foam is used in pipeline insulation and buoyancy products, and is often based on polyurethane materials.