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TR Fastenings to Exhibit for First Time at Automotive Hungary Exhibition

Come and meet us on Stand 310A

As part of an ongoing drive to extend its presence in the automotive sector into Eastern Europe, leading global manufacturer and supplier of industrial components TR Fastenings will be exhibiting for the first time at the 2015 Automotive Hungary Exhibition from 28-30 October.
Based in the UK, TR Fastenings operates globally. Its Strategic Business Team, together with key members of the TR Hungary team, will be attending the Automotive Hungary Exhibition and they all look forward to advising visitors on the best fastenings solutions for their automotive needs. Currently, the automotive sector represents 31% of the company’s global turnover and is growing rapidly.
“As increasing numbers of car manufacturing plants open up in Eastern Europe, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out to new automotive customers,” comments Chris Black, Director of Global Automotive Business Development at TR.

Thinking locally; operating globally

TR Fastenings typically supplies over 10,000 different fasteners annually to Tier 1s and OEMs in the automotive sector. These low cost, zero defect parts are manufactured predominantly out of the company’s flagship manufacturing plant in Malaysia (PSEP) and two factories in Taiwan. TR specialises in producing multistage complex fasteners to go into products such as seating components, IP console, braking systems, airbag assemblies, and highly engineered parts for engine and powertrain fastenings. This together with its key approved vendors enables TR to manage a complete bill of materials.
TR’s unique global footprint enables it to be a full service provider, from sourcing components to advising on design solutions, delivery and ongoing support. Most automotive customers have specific needs in terms of product and in order to help customers maximise a component’s full potential, TR’s team of Application Engineers work closely with its Tier 1 customers’ design engineers. TR has built a reputation as the ‘go to’ company for support and its technical team is happy to arrange on site visits for problem solving or a like-for-like cost-saving alternative product development or the design of a totally new component. This can help in taking cost out at inception.
As TR has a very broad scope of supply, its technical team can also advise on many other components on the build, giving a more holistic approach than most companies just dedicated to one capability.
Improving assembly techniques can also be easily arranged along with product testing, drawing support and online 24 hour website support giving access to technical information and CAD data files. As material requirements change and the advent of more composites and plastics in builds TR are perfectly poised to support as these materials are also used in other sectors where TR also has an expertise.

Drives & Licences

Due to TR’s increasing focus on the automotive industry over the past 7 years, it is imperative to be able to offer customers the widest range of fastener options. As lightweighting becomes an increasingly important requirement, TR Fastenings has been able to assist customers achieve the weight reduction requirement and high torque demands by adding Phillips’ complete range of industrial drive systems, including the MORTORQ® Super high strength internal drive, to its portfolio. This innovative system offers the lowest possible head with a 25% reduction in material usage thereby achieving significant weight loss without compromising performance and strength. Furthermore, in transmission applications with its new innovative drive system the MORTORQ Super drive has been proven to provide unparalleled tool life, giving a six fold increase that has resulted in fewer line stoppages for tool changes and greater productivity.
Phillips’ Drive systems appeal to customers who require more sophisticated engineered applications. Other new licences in the TR stable include the Strux® Clinch system as well as licences for Torx Plus®, MAThread® and Quadrex®. TR also owns the Pozidriv® licence.
“We are very much looking forward to attending the Automotive Hungary Exhibition and introducing visitors to TR Fastenings,” comments Chris Black.
“It’s a very exciting time to be working with the automotive sector and TR is perfectly positioned to embrace the opportunities that the show will present.”

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