Automotive fasteners & components

TR is a full service provider to the automotive industry. We are able to assist in reducing the total cost of ownership for companies by working with them from early engineering and design stage right through to specification, manufacturing, quality and logistics.


Our team of Engineers are on hand to become technology partners with niche vehicle and start up electric vehicle manufacturers, using our industry experience to develop a cost effective BoM (Bill of Materials), leveraging industry volumes, and reducing complexity.

We offer a wide range of high quality fasteners and C-class products. In addition, we have developed an application engineering support function and an advanced supply chain structure.

Full Service Provider (FSP)

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Manufacturing

Dedicated to producing high volume parts specifically to customer drawings.
 
 
Our strategic partnerships with other major manufacturers allow us to offer a wide range of special parts, including:
 
  • Cold headed products
  • Complex multi stage forging
  • Special parts to customer drawing
  • Turned and machined parts
Our manufacturing network spans two continents and represents approximately a third of the Group’s business. We can ensure parts are made in the right part of the world to meet your quality, volumes, cost and delivery needs.
 
  • 8 factories
  • In-house heat treatment facilities
  • Automated optical sorting facilities
  • Specialised packing capability

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Logistics - Global Footprint

Positioned close to the major automotive clusters, our 33 locations enable us to support both technical and logistics personnel locally.
 
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UK EURO
ASIA 3
 
We adopt a three-tier approach that includes local, national and international teams. TR understands that a global solution creates some challenges; including communication, culture and security.

TR’s global delivery model has been designed from the ground up to address these challenges. Most importantly, TR’s global delivery operations provide our customers with both the quality and economic advantages that they require.

Increasingly platform builds are international. TR is positioned to assist in the efficient transfer of management information throughout the process.
 
Approved product and PPAP’s are immediately available for line trials, eliminating an additional product approval process reducing the time required for production to begin. Replicating the service we provide on one continent ensures we have a consistent approach to the Tiered supply chain.
 

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What We Supply 

With our manufacturing capabilities and global sourcing expertise, we can supply almost every fastener required for a vehicle assembly.

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Bushings2
Metric screws and bolts2
Spring staple and hog rings2
Spring steel Clips2
Plastic clips and rivets2
Washers2
Plastic Parts2
Rubber Bumpstop2
Special Parts2
 
 

Where We Supply


Application Car LD

Braking & Steering Systems

Parking Brake, Service Brake, Steering Wheel, Steering Column
 

Chassis & Body in White (BIW)

Door Trim, Chassis Including wheels, Body in White including luggage compartment & tailgate
 

Interior Trim

Ancillary Electronics Devices i.e. Sat Nav, IP (Instrument Panel) inc HVAC, TC (Tunnel Console), ICE (In Car Entertainment)
 

Seating

Frame, Trim including armrests, Restraints (Seatbelts)
 

Powertrain 

Engine, EVBC - Electric Vehicle Battery Casing, Transmission
 

Lighting Clusters 

Interior, Exterior
 

Safety Systems 

Airbag
 
 

Hardware Solutions for the Electric Vehicle Industry

TR is actively working with a number of organisations involved in the design, manufacture and development of Electric Vehicles (EVs), Battery Pack Modules (EVB) and Electric Vehicle Charging Units for both commercial and residential use.
 
As this sector continues to emerge and develop, TR is able to supply an extensive product range and has the necessary technical knowledge, expertise and experience to support this industry. TR’s qualified engineers and sales staff are on hand to advise designers, production and purchasing teams on a number of matters, from Design for Manufacture (DfM) to new fastener technology, sourcing insight and cost reduction.
 

Electrical Vehicle Charging Units 

TR has extensive product ranges and technical expertise to support the design, manufacture and development of charging units for electric vehicles.
 
 
EV charging stations typically include the following fastener groups, many of which include TR branded product ranges:
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Quality 

TR operate in a quality focused environment to ensure customer requirements are fully integrated in our processes.
 
Quality Management Systems - IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 form the backbone of our management system and are supported by processes that ensure we meet our customers’ expectations.
 
Product Quality - TR use a fully integrated PPAP package that captures product requirements and enables realisation of product approval based on an agreed timeline. Feasibility review is carried out by TR Engineers with both design and application knowledge. We adopt a team approach to product development – by providing input to our customers’ design verification programs, we ensure that product quality requirements are understood and appropriately managed to reduce unnecessary inspection costs.
 
Supply Chain Quality - TR recognise the importance of every stage of the supply chain in delivering quality product to the customer. From the supplier of raw materials to in-house processes and outside service providers, the team works to ensure quality is fundamental in every process.
 
Quality Targets - At TR everyone is focused on quality and by working with customers on their requirements we are able to drive home our “zero defect” philosophy with quality ingrained in our processes.
 
Quality Deliverables - Accuracy of information and customer response are key to achieving results and on-time delivery within our customer projects.
 
Quality Equipment - Our feasibility teams ensure that the selected quality equipment provides the most efficient path to demonstrating product compliance. Where possible we use computerised inspection equipment to enable focused reviews and analysis of trends which are fed into product development processes.
 

Quality Control / Assurance

Inspection Equipment

Testing Equipment

Stereo Microscope

Static Tensile Testing

Digimatic Indicator

Salt Spray Testing

First Scan Inspection Machine

Torque / Axial Tension Testing

3-D Microscope

Hardness Testing

Profile Projector

Plating Thickness Testing

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Application Engineering

TR recognises that development of applications is a time consuming process, which is why our team of fastening specialists is on hand to support and guide you from developing new products to adapting existing ranges.
 
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TR follow a simple process that can be adapted for your individual application:


Function: Confirm the performance requirements of the fastener and application, does the product need to screw, clinch, rivet, weld, glue or clip together?

Application Environment: Our team will support you to ascertain whether the product will require any specific design features for your application. 
 
Assembly Method: Fastener installation is a key part of the assembly process. Early involvement in the design or specification stage by our application engineers allows streamlining of your manufacturing planning process leading to systematic reductions in cost in assembly and production.
 
Manufacturing Process: Upon confirming the product specifications TR will assess the best method of manufacturing.
 
Evaluation: Prototype parts allow you to test the application and assess if amendments to the specification are required.
 
 

Trade Bodies

TR Fastenings is proud to be members of the following trade bodies.

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SMMT

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) exists to support and promote the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad. Working closely with member companies, SMMT acts as the voice of the motor industry, promoting its position to government, stakeholders and the media.
 
'SMMT’ and the ’S’ symbol are trademarks of SMMT Limited and are used with their permission.

Organisation code: 40534

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North East Automotive Alliance

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. Launched in March 2015, with over 230 cluster participants. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the North East Automotive sector.
 

Membership number: CM0057

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Contact our Global Automotive Team - sales@trfastenings.com