TR Formac Singapore recognised with Samsung collaboration award
One of TR Fastenings’ Asian businesses, TR Formac Singapore, has been honoured with a ‘Best Collaboration’ award by technology giant Samsung.
The fastenings firm first approached Samsung in 2012 and started fruitful conversations with several departments, including Visual Display and Digital Appliances. TR was appointed to the firm’s supplier roster in 2015 and was invited to participate in Samsung’s annual exhibition held at its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea. The exhibition gives suppliers the chance to demonstrate new technology and ideas to the Samsung team.
TR Formac Singapore’s James Tan led the initiative to engage with Samsung, supported by his colleagues and the management team. They also involved associates at TR’s Viterie Italia Centrale (VIC) location in Italy, the team was able to share advice, knowledge and ideas around innovating Samsung products, ensuring efficiency and delivering an impressive performance.
Together, the team developed a spacer prototype for washing machines. This part secures the drum of the machine to prevent damage during transportation. The fully recyclable TR solution consisted of only two components, opposed to the six-component model previously used by Samsung. The prototype impressed the Samsung team and TR Formac became an active supplier of parts to the business in April 2017. In May 2017, TR Formac Singapore colleagues were invited to the Samsung Biz & Tech Forum in Korea, where they received the collaboration award in recognition of their work.
James Tan, Business Development Engineer at TR Formac Singapore, comments: “Being recognised by a company as progressive and successful as Samsung for our collaborative and innovative approach is a real honour and we are thrilled to have received this award. Collaboration is a quality we take great pride in here at TR and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Samsung in the months and years ahead.”
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