TR Fastenings to attend the influential North East Automotive Alliance Expo
TR has been attending this influential event since 2016 and has been impressed by its ability to attract senior figures from within the automotive sector from across the UK and Europe. TR is the showcase zone sponsor at this year’s Expo. One of the key areas of interest will be the showcasing of the new Nissan Qashqai.
Chris Black, Director of Automotive Business Development at TR says;“The rapid evolution of the industry, particularly in regard to the Electric Vehicle market, has highlighted the need for the whole sector, including both manufacturers and suppliers, to adapt quickly and efficiently.
“We joined the alliance five years ago and have seen it flourish and bring together ambitious companies through networking and knowledge sharing. We’re looking forward to strengthening our crucial links throughout the business community.”
Paul Butler, CEO of NEAA says;“We are delighted to once again welcome TR Fastenings back to the NEAA Expo as both a sponsor and exhibitor. TR has been an active member and supporter of the alliance since our early inception, and they really have brought value to the network. We’re greatly appreciative of their sponsorship this year which has gone a long way to helping us put on what we hope to be an excellent and safe return of face to face events.”
Attendees from TR will include Global Director of Automotive Business Development Chris Black, Engineering Manager Ian Carvell, North East Operations Manager Karen Holden and Automotive Sales Manager Malcolm Hildyard.
TR’s core business is supplying to the Tier 1’s, offering technical and engineering fastening solutions in addition to providing logistical support.
TR has 32 sites across the globe, including seven manufacturing sites and three Technical and Innovation Centres in Sweden, the UK and the USA.
TR Fastenings set to attend North East Automotive Alliance Expo for fourth year
Beacon of Light, Sunderland, 26th September 2019
TR has been attending the event since 2016 and has been consistently impressed by its success and ability to attract senior figures and industry representatives from all over the UK.
TR Fastenings is a full service provider (FSP) across a wide range of industries including automotive, electronics, domestic appliances and telecoms. Its core business is supplying high volume assembly multinational OEMs with quality components; offering bespoke engineered solutions to specific fastening challenges and providing logistical support to the Tier 1 market. TR has 32 sites across the globe, including three Technical and Innovation Centres in Sweden, the UK and the USA and eight manufacturing locations worldwide.
Chris Black, Global Director of Automotive Business Development at TR Fastenings, comments: “The Automotive industry is rapidly evolving both in the North East and across the UK and beyond, with the rise of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology of particular significance. The NEAA is a fantastic facilitator of networking and knowledge sharing amongst the automotive industry in the North East, which is one of the region’s most successful business sectors. We are looking forward to attending again this year and continuing to play a role in this thriving business community.”
TR Fastenings cements position in North East automotive sector with leading role in NEAA Expo 2018
Some of the biggest names in the region’s impressive automotive community were present at the NEAA Expo, including members of the Automotive Council Supply Chain Group. The group’s members include the Department for International Trade (DiT) Automotive Sector Team, the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Adient Seating UK, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), BorgWarner and ZF Lemforder UK.
TR is a full service provider to the automotive industry, specialising in supplying components to automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 businesses both in the UK and worldwide. Its global reach now extends to 31 sites with manufacturing facilities accredited to ISO 9001 and 3 to the latest IATF 16949. TR was keen to exhibit at the NEAA and sponsor the ‘Meet the Buyers’ event in order to showcase its involvement in the continuing success story generated by Nissan and its supply chain in the region.
TR also hosted a table at the pre-event dinner on Wednesday 26th September and enjoyed productive conversations about the fast-moving developments taking place in the automotive sector with guests from Unipres, Nifco, Arlington Automotive and Gestamp.
Lawrence Davies MBE, chief executive of DiT Automotive Sector Team, who delivered the keynote speech at the pre-event dinner said: “The North East is a major area for our automotive sector. A third of total build comes from Sunderland, therefore it is crucial we have opportunities like this to show off the expertise of the region.
“I can hardly believe the growth of this Expo in four years and having so many innovative companies here reflects the importance of this region and the technology of the future.”
The expo itself was extremely busy with good footfall to the TR stand. Greg Lynch, Automotive Business Development Manager for TR Fastenings, who is based in the North East, commented: “We were delighted to make numerous connections with existing and new clients and we are already having very positive conversations about new projects and orders. The NEAA provides crucial opportunities to showcase the automotive expertise of the North East region and we are honoured to play a part in this.”
TR Fastenings set to grow North East automotive connections at NEAA Expo
Global fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings (TR) is maximising its involvement with the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) by taking part in its annual exhibition, where it will also sponsor a key part of the show. This will be the second time TR has had a stand at the show.
TR Fastenings Participates in North East Automotive Alliance Expo
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