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TR Fastenings’ Chris Black plays central role in Automotive Supply Chain Roadshow

TR Fastenings, the global specialist in the engineering, manufacture and distribution of industrial fasteners, has been recognised for its excellence and experience in supporting the automotive manufacturing industry. Chris Black, TR’s global sales director of automotive business development, was selected to sit on a panel of automotive business leaders at an event hosted by the Voice of Automotive Business (VOB) in Coventry, to discuss automotive business expansion into Europe.
The Automotive Supply Chain Roadshow, hosted by VOB founder, Christopher Plant, was held on the 22nd November in Coventry as part of the 2018 Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival. The aim of the event was to inform delegates of the specific opportunities for automotive businesses and manufacturers in the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region.
As a well-established member of the UK Automotive manufacturing industry, TR, and Chris Black in particular, was invited to sit on the event’s ‘Automotive and British Business Expert Panel’, to discuss the benefits and complexities involved in expanding business into the CEE and Slovakia. The panel also included representatives from Grant Thornton and the VOB as well as other automotive industry leaders.
As TR Fastenings were Strategic Partners and sponsors of the event, Chris was provided the opportunity to present to over 100 delegates on TR’s manufacturing capabilities, global footprint and product range.

Also attending the event were Simon Willington and Sven Brehler from TR’s global engineering team, and Global Logistics Manager Phil Callaghan, to represent TR’s recent logistics expansion into Slovakia. In addition, TR’s strategic manager for Slovakia, Katarina Kachmanova, was on hand to observe delegates’ reactions to and questions about discussions around expansion into the region.
Chris Black comments:
“CEE is a rapidly growing market for business of all types, due to the benefits it offers in terms of cost, geographical location and its position within the larger global distribution network.  In particular, there is vast opportunity for automotive businesses to gain from expansion into the region.
“The Roadshow panel was a fantastic platform for those of us in the industry to share experiences and insights on this issue, and it was fascinating to hear the thoughts and questions from delegates as well. I was honoured to be invited to join the panel of speakers and pleased to be able to share TR’s expertise and strong offering in Automotive in the CEE region.”

Published 14.01.19
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