Adam John, TR Fastenings’ European Distributor Sales Manager, “A steady flow of visitors to our stand resulted in scores of new sales leads for us, from a wide spectrum of market sectors, including automotive, consumer goods and distributors, with contact being made with many key contacts."
"It was also an excellent opportunity to show our gratitude to 34 representatives from a cross-section of our loyal and committed European Master Distributors team by hosting a European distributor dinner for them,” he adds.
“In terms of our trade booth, the key focus was our branded product range, plus our entire plastics range and a cross-section of SFE parts. The show also gave us the opportunity to fully promote our global supply capability."
“Although this year’s FF comprised of 820 exhibitors from 42 countries, the general volume of visitors each day appeared lower than in 2013. However, in terms of our own trade booth, our footfall was high and was a fact that was commented on by a number of other exhibitors, and seemed to indicate that our stand position and layout was ‘hitting the spot’ in terms of attracting visitors.”
Accompanying Adam John at the show was Geoff Budd, Managing Director of TR Europe, representatives from TR Asia, as well as TR’s Branded Products team, including Robert Hall who recently joined the team as one of TR’s European Distributor Account Managers.
Since its formation in 2010, the team has provided expertise and technical support on application and engineering issues regarding its wide range of TR branded fasteners and consistently provides a friendly, punctual and quality service at all times: all key factors in TR’s quest to continue to maximise all new sales opportunities around the globe.
TR Fastenings to Showcase Expanding Range of Products at Fastener Fair Stuttgart
Come and see us on stand C160 (Hall 4) and find out more about the benefits of being a master distributor
As a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of superior quality industrial components, TR Fastenings is able to offer an extensive range of products to European fastener distributors, which it will be showcasing at Fastener Fair Stuttgart in March 2015. From its own market-leading range of branded components to the Euro rivet bush and K Series nut, as well as brass inserts and one of the most extensive ranges of plastic fasteners, TR Fastenings supplies over 1.4 billion self clinch fasteners per annum to high-profile companies across a wide range of industry sectors. TR has Europe’s fastest growing distributor network which now encompasses 31 Master Distributors located in 30 European countries, all of which are fully supported by TR’s unique and highly focused, distribution sales and marketing programme.
Moreover, Trifast plc, the parent company of TR Fastenings, has recently further consolidated its presence in Europe with the acquisition of Viterie Italia Centrale Srl (VIC), a leading Italian manufacturer and distributor of fastening systems. The acquisition will form a key additional part of Trifast's future expansion by providing an additional manufacturing facility in Europe to complement the extensive network of TR manufacturing sites in the UK, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, ensuring that it can operate locally but with the resources of an international player in the fastener industry.
Expanding Sheet Metal Range to Keep at Cutting Edge
TR Fastenings continues to strengthen its position as one of Europe’s leading suppliers in the sheet metal sector with the introduction of a NEW range - high-strength studs for thin sheets. In new materials: hardened stainless steel standard flush head studs are now available in two new sizes, M2.5 & M8. Across the range sizes are ex-stock in diameters from M2-M10 and lengths from 5mm-50mm. These new products form part of TR Fastenings’ extensive portfolio of sheet metal products, including the genuine Hank rivet bush, blind rivets, blind rivet nuts, K-nuts, cage nuts, weld studs & nuts, swage nuts and the Euro rivet bush.
The vast majority of TR’s stud and nut range is produced by the company’s manufacturing plant in Singapore , and the newly available sizes of self-clinch studs have been introduced in response to customer demand and are not readily available from many other UK or European suppliers. Used widely by sheet metal subcontractors for a variety of applications, including medical equipment, marine, automotive, white goods, telecommunications, electronics and general engineering, the studs are available in a number of types, materials & finishes.
The Power of Plastic
Since TR Fastenings introduced its first plastic fasteners in 2012, the range has expanded greatly and is now one of the most extensive available to European distributors, with new products being added all of the time. From PCB hardware and cable management to cable ties and nylon fasteners, as well as the recently-introduced plastic-coated aluminium self-adhesive clips and products for polyurethane bumpers, companies across many industries are now converting to plastic for the weight benefits it gives. Furthermore, not only can one plastic fastener be used for a variety of purposes, but they have other qualities, including ease of use, strength at low and high temperature, resistance to impact, abrasion, organic solvents and gasoline, retention of shape and stiffness at high temperature. Also, importantly, TR’s plastic range meets with the necessary industry standards and sizes, all products satisfy the RoHS compliance legislation, are ISO 14001/2004 compliant and are available in flame-retardant versions.
Becoming a Master Distributor for TR Fastenings
“We would like to sincerely thank our European network of Master Distributors for their tremendous ongoing support, loyalty and dedication in the distribution of the TR branded fastener ranges,” comments Adam John, European Distributor Sales Manager at TR. “and we are keen to appoint more distributors to work with us. By becoming a Master Distributor, you will benefit from the wealth of sales and marketing support and exceptional resources TR Fastenings offers and of course, you will be part of a highly successful, professional, well-motivated and forward-thinking team. To find out more, please visit us at Fastener Fair Stuttgart.”
Successful Show for TR at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2013
With over 600 exhibitors from over 30 countries attending this years Fastener Fair, TR's prime objective was to stand out in the crowd by not only offering visitors an opportunity to view its complete branded product portfolio, but also to use this show to showcase and launch its new plastics product range.
TR introduced the new plastics literature and product samples to each of the distributors and end-users that visited its stand.
TR also aimed to meet and discuss opportunities with distributors in regions where it is not currently represented, by highlighting its distributor programme in story-board style it gave prospective distributors a clear overview of its distribution philosophy.
Adam John, European Distributor Sales Manager commented, "We were conscious that our stand needed to also attract visitors from the OEM/end-user market sectors for a potentially wide cross-section of fastenings, consequently we were also displaying a number of specialist fastening products manufactured from within our own company to gain essential new sales leads and unearth potential new sales opportunities."
"Many of our existing Master Distributors attended the show and without exception, each one was excited at the prospect of now being able to promote and sell our new plastics product range, in addition to our current branded product portfolio. A number of large-scale OEM’s visited us, including key contacts from some of the worlds largest manufacturers from various industry sectors. As in previous years we were also visited by a large number of existing and prospective distributors from around the globe including Australia, America, Serbia, Latvia, Russia and of course many from throughout Europe."
"In general, overall visitor numbers throughout the show appeared higher than the previous years’ Fastener Fair in Hannover and crucially “the word on the street” was that although market conditions are challenging, this years Fastener Fair had a very positive and optimistic feeling to it when talking with visitors and exhibitors alike."
Fastener Fair Stuttgart - Stop Motion Stand Build 2013
Check out our team building the stand for this years FF Stuttgart, as usual it was a mad rush to get everything looking exactly the way we want it to but the show is going very well so far with over 70 enquiries on the first day alone!
Thank you to Kevin Gladman and Tom Dewhurst for building the stand this year and putting together this film.
TR Exhibiting at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2013: 26 - 28th February 2013
TR Fastenings will again be exhibiting at the international exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry.
TR Fastenings manufacture and distribute an extensive range of fasteners and fixings to a vast range of industries such as; Automotive
, IT, Aerospace and Consumer Products to name just a few. Coupled with this our European Master Distributor network is actively involved in promoting and distributing our popular range of branded products, predominantly Self Clinch fasteners for the Sheet Metal industry.
Come and visit us for more information on our products and services on stand G10, Hall 4.