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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 proves to be another success for TR Fastenings

The Show is an ideal platform for TR to showcase their products and services 
TR Fastenings (TR: part of Trifast plc) is a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings. They have enjoyed their 3rd successful year at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC.
TR is a full service provider to the automotive industry, specialising in supplying to automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 businesses both in the UK and worldwide. TR’s global reach now extends to 31 sites with manufacturing facilities accredited to IATF 16949. After exhibiting successfully at Automechanika Birmingham in 2016 and 2017, TR was quick to sign up to the 2018 event, and has already committed to 2019.  
TR made numerous connections at this year’s show with both customers and suppliers, and enjoyed productive conversations about the fast-moving developments taking place in the automotive sector.

The TR team made good use of the networking events on offer at this year’s show and had useful meetings with both the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Trading (SMMT) and the North East Automotive Alliance.
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TR also met with Santander personnel, who introduced the team to key contacts and invited TR to attend its Trade Mission to Slovakia. The Slovakia trip was very productive and involved a chance to visit the new JLR Nitra facility and meet with Tier 1 suppliers located on the automotive industrial park there.
TR showcased a number of its automotive focussed product ranges at the show, and demonstrated its increasing involvement in the emerging market for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging units, to which TR can supply a comprehensive range of products.
Glenda Roberts, Group Sales and Marketing Director for Trifast Plc, commented: “The Electric Highway continues to grow and, with more countries investing in EV infrastructure, this was an interesting talking point at the show this year.
“TR has both the fastener products and the expertise to provide expert support and resources to companies operating in the EV sector, specifically in terms of charging units, batteries and casings. This is a huge growth area for the automotive industry and by showcasing our products and knowledge at exhibitions such as Automechanika Birmingham, we have proven our ability to adapt and enhance our product offering in this latest automotive area of development.”
TR’s strengths in the automotive sector have been further enhanced by the manufacturing sites being audited  to and passing the IATF - 16949 standard across its manufacturing sites, and receiving the global supplier excellence award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) for TR Fastenings Inc, the Group’s North American business.
Published 02.08.18
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