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“Confidence and positivity” at Southampton Boat Show

High level of interest from UK and mainland Europe in TR Fastenings’ marine products 
TR Fastenings has taken the opportunity to showcase some of its wide-ranging portfolio of marine components at the Southampton Boat Show, which has just concluded for another year after a successful 10-day exhibition (16th-25th September) which attracted more than 110,000 visitors.
On the Marine Manufacturing stand at the famous on-water show, representatives of TR Fastenings Poole received a good number of potential new business enquiries from UK and overseas companies – an encouraging sign echoed by the show’s organisers, British Marine, who reported that the industry’s widely-shared concerns about Brexit were countered by a mood of “confidence and positivity.”
This year TR Fastenings found there was particular interest at the show in its black finished stainless steel fasteners, its five-tier twin-bin racking system for production line-side supply, and its trading relationships with Big Headed Bonding Fasteners and JCS Hi Torque Clips, which effectively provide customers with the convenience of a one-stop shop.
The Minister for Transport, John Hayes MP, commented at the show: “Britain has world-class marine industries which play an important role in our economy. It is only just a year since the publication of the Maritime Growth Study and already we are seeing our industry partners taking major steps forward in how they market and grow this industry. Shows like this are a key to supporting and increasing export growth and showcase the leading UK companies who are pushing the boundaries in innovation and engineering technologies. With Government and industry working together we can continue our proud history as a powerhouse of marine industries.”   

TR Fastenings to Showcase Marine Fastener Range at Southampton Boat Show

Come and see us on Stand J254

A member of British Marine and part of the global TR Group, TR Fastenings Poole will be exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show from 16-25 September 2016 and looks forward to welcoming visitors to the Marine Manufacturing Stand to discuss their fastening requirements. With one of the largest portfolios of marine components on the South Coast, the company is always looking to develop and improve its service, quality and products and has recently introduced a new range of +315 Deg C silicone masking caps and plugs, ideal for thread masking needs such as anodising, powder coating, spraying, painting and protection against damage.
TR Fastenings also supplies a wide range of marine grade A4-316 grade stainless steel fasteners as well as riveting and bolting fasteners – suitable for masts, spars, sails, rigging and deck hardware. All these products are easy to find on TR’s website, which also includes information on its Vendor Managed Inventory Service. This is an ideal way to manage the supply of components direct to the production line while eliminating unnecessary administrative processes. TR can tailor each system to a customer’s specific needs, from a simple KanFax system to a full Direct Line Feed.
TR Fastenings’ worldwide sourcing enables it to meet high-quality production demands at competitive prices, ensuring that all fasteners are traceable as a standard requirement. Maintaining this innovative approach, TR Fastenings is looking ahead to develop its product range and markets further, with continued growth forecasted.
“With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, we have built up a well-deserved reputation as the go-to source for marine fasteners and fixings,” comments Jerry Howe, Operations Manager at TR Fastenings Poole. “Based in Poole, Dorset, we have the advantage of being on hand to provide engineering support whilst also having access to the latest warehousing and global logistics capabilities.
“We have once again joined forces with other key companies in the marine supply chain at the Southampton Boat Show to collectively promote our innovative solutions for the UK marine industry and look forward to welcoming you to our stand.”


TR exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show - 12-22nd September 2014

TR Marine will be co-exhibiting at this years Southampton Boat show on stand D036 from 12-22nd September, being held at Mayflower Park and the Town Quay
This year the stand has TR Fastenings, BH Fabrications, Makefast, Prop Deflector, Rapid, SAP, Savage Marine Lighting, Seasure, Flexicovers Marine Cover makers, AJS Technical Services.
All of these companies are exhibiting under the UK Marine Manufacturing Showcase.

Come and visit the team on Wednesday 17th September, 2-4pm for a drinks reception sponsored by TR Marine - Stand D036


This year’s Show is going to be a festival of boating; be a hero and get on the water with the Royal Marines, try your hand at a round the world yachting experience, get the kids dinghy sailing, free and relax with the smooth tones of So Sinatra or rockout with The Beatlez! With 1000’s of boats suppliers and brands there really is something for the whole family.


Southampton Boat Show - TR Marine co-exhibit at this years show

Another successful year for TR at the world class boat show with new leads and networking opportunities in abundance. With an increased audience of 111,963 (+2%), visitors enjoyed the Show, got out on the water, talked to boating experts and personalities.

More than 600 exhibitors, from 22 countries around the world, took the opportunity to showcase their boats and products on this global stage. More than 120 new boats made their debut - whether to the World, Europe, UK or Show visitors - whilst hundreds of products and services were also unveiled, from electronics to engines, clothing to marinas.
Jerry Howe, Location Manager TR Poole commented, "Being the only fastener company at the show gave us a real presence, we had many visitors to our stand over the week and lots of opportunities have been realised through our networking with potential and existing customers to TR."

TR exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show - 13-22nd September 2013

TR Fastenings will be co-exhibiting at this years Southampton Boat show on stand D022 from 13-22nd September, being held at Mayflower Park and the Town Quay 

This year the stand has TR Fastenings, Osculati Marine Hardware, Savage Marine Lighting, Matchtech Marine Recruitment, Flexicovers Marine Cover makers, AJS Technical Services - Marine Supply Chain Advisors. 

All of these companies are exhibiting under the UK Marine Manufacturing Showcase. 

 TR Fastenings have another successful year co-exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show

While exhibitor numbers where slightly down visitor numbers seem to have been on level with last year, certainly visitor numbers to the stand seem to have been quite high with most company information in short supply on the last day!

We tried a number of events during the show from the stand, to help encourage customers both trade and public to stay and get involved in the stand. These included a Business Support event, PIMMS reception, Leather and Lycra Charity Night and the Beautician Day. These events were all well attended and worked in relation to creating interest in stand companies and retaining customers on the stand. The Leather and Lycra event raised 3.5K and the Beautician event £60 for charities also.
The stand has drawn a number of really positive comments from the trade and customers alike, both in terms of presentation and the professional running of the facility. We had all of the UK Boat Builders come on the stand during the show and the Trade Minister visited the stand on Friday also!

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