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Trifast invests to increase its European manufacturing capacity

International fastener specialist TR VIC spa, part of the Trifast plc group of companies, has once again benefited from a significant investment at its manufacturing site in central Italy.

In expanding the TR VIC site in Italy, Trifast is further increasing its capacity to meet the growing European white goods market.

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TR VIC host important Confindustria Umbria executive board meeting

Confindustria Umbria, Italy’s influential Industrial Federation of Umbria, asked TR VIC to host their monthly executive board meeting in September. 

The event was a great success, and provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the company’s recent successes, despite the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Glenda Roberts Q&A: Women in Fasteners feature

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In the latest instalment of our series collaborating with the Women in Plastics initiative, in which BP&R shines a spotlight on one of the platform’s inspirational interviewees, we share a conversation with Glenda Roberts, Global Projects and Marketing Director at Trifast PLC.

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The acquisition of Falcon Fastening Solutions Inc enhances Trifast plc (TR) North America footprint

Now branded as TR Falcon, the company will continue to be managed by their President Giovanni Cespedes.

This acquisition is complimentary to TR’s existing North American operations in Houston, with TR Falcon adding their expertise in the areas of Energy, Health and Home and General Industrial to Houston’s capabilities in the Automotive sector.

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TR Fastenings’ Sven Brehler to judge Electronics Industry Awards 2021

The awards celebrate and reward outstanding talent within the industry, and are understandably seen as a prestigious opportunity to showcase people and projects that are shaping the future of the sector.

TR has been supplying to global customers in this sector for over 40 years. Sven’s technical involvement in this and other sectors, such as Electric Vehicle and battery development, makes him an ideal candidate. 

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The changing requirements of Fastenings in the evolving Electric Vehicle market

By Sven Brehler, Director of Engineering, TR Fastenings

The rapid acceleration of growth in the Electric Vehicles and associated products such as batteries and charging units has required a different approach. No longer does it take time to go to market as with conventional vehicle production. Instead “fast to market” is the byword as new and existing companies enter the market with the mindset that we are far more used to seeing in the Electronics and IT sectors.

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New investment in lathe technology at TR’s Hank® manufacturing plant

The SR-32JII Type A unit is a high performance sliding head lathe supplied by Star Micronics GB. Its utilisation will enable TR to get products to market faster and with more efficiency

TR Fastenings, part of the Trifast plc group of companies, has maintained a strong presence in East Sussex for many years, and the latest arrival at its Hank® manufacturing facility in Uckfield represents an important investment in its UK operations.

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Appointment of a new Managing Director in TR VIC

Stefano Pisoni has joined international fastener specialist TR VIC spa

An inspirational leader with a proven track record in several industry sectors, Stefano has many years of experience working in senior management roles for a number of influential corporations, including Italian automotive giants Magneti Marelli spa and Pirelli Steelcord. His previous roles and his in-depth knowledge of international business markets combine to make him a natural choice to lead TR VIC into the future.

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Women in the Fastener Industry - Glenda Roberts, TR Fastenings

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Glenda Roberts, Global Projects & Marketing Director at TR Fastenings, talks staying connected through hybrid working practices, company plans for expansion and her love for the industry with Torque Magazine...

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Plastics – Sustainability and the Environment

By Kevin Rogers, Director of Plastics and Rubber Commodity at TR Fastenings.

Over the last century plastics have impacted all industry sectors by providing innovative solutions to the world’s evolving needs. In more recent years, major material improvements have seen a global surge in demand for plastic in rapidly advancing industries such as healthcare. Today’s most ground breaking medical applications are dependent on plastics; from MRI and X-ray machines to prosthetic limbs, artificial joints, heart valves and the smallest of tubing, modern healthcare would not be possible without the use of plastic materials.

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Collaboration a top priority as Trade Group strategy unveiled

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) has signalled its continued commitment to driving collaboration within the region’s automotive sector, with the unveiling of its Trade Group strategy for 2021.

Established in 2019, as a result of the NEAA advisory board’s five-year strategy review, the Trade Group supports member needs in relation to trade activity through networking, collaboration and shared best practice.

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TR Viterie Italia Centrale successfully passes IATF 16949 audit 

This was an intense 4-day audit, which involved detailed checks in all departments. The final report, issued by the auditor, declared only 2 minor non conformities. 

Stefano Pisoni, Managing Director, TR VIC commented; “I am pleased to report that Bureau Veritas audited TR VIC in April 2021, in accordance with the requirements of IATF 16949."

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Tightening the fastener choice for sheet metal

ISME The Oracle - Spring 2021

There are as many joining methods as there are sheet metal applications. Selecting the best fastener for an application might not be the best fastener for assembly or disassembly.In most cases fasteners are selected based on a range of factors including physical performance, designers experience with a technology, used installation methods within the manufacturing environment, available sizes and lengths as well as piece price and overall cost.

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2021

Thank you to all who entered our competition

Click below for the full list of answers.

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The nuts and bolts of medtech 

Ian Bolland spoke to Jeremy Scholefield, director of strategic business at TR Fastenings about the company’s role in the medical device supply chain

Explaining when the company comes into the process, Scholefield explains: “It’s important for us to get involved very early on with our customers, whether it’s at the design stage or the conceptual stage and then it’s working through to supply the products to the point of use.

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TR VIC continues to invest in the latest high precision fasteners machinery

TR VIC spa part of the Trifast plc group of companies, has made a substantial investment in the very latest fastening machinery in response to increasing and evolving requirements from European customers.

The high precision Carlo Salvi cold former is the newest addition to its growing portfolio of machinery, which further increases manufacturing capacity for high level applications within automotive, household appliances and electrical sectors in Europe.

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Fixing the mobility future   

By Ian Parker

Catastrophe theory is a branch of mathematics which looks at sudden and often unexpected change. Such events are usually both good and bad. They can be anything from a bent ruler suddenly flexing the other way to the spread of a new virus. And they’re not unforeseen by everyone. 

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Glenda Roberts - 30 years with TR Fastenings    

2020 marks 30 years with TR Fastenings for Glenda Roberts. She recently stepped down from the Trifast plc Board, as she considers her retirement plans and will be working on special projects. 

She has seen the company grow from a UK business to  become a global Full Service Provider. Here editor Will Lowry, speaks to Glenda about how the Group, and the market, has developed over the last three decades, and about future opportunities.

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TR achieves prestigious aerospace AS9120 Certification    

TR Fastenings has achieved the AS9120 Certification following an extensive audit of its operations and in response to customer demand. 

AS9120 recognises the continuing commitment to aerospace quality and conformance and places TR amongst a select group of companies that have been recognised for practicing the highest quality standards required in this sector.  

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Getting a grip on fasteners and their coatings within the transport sector  

A focus on automotive and the EV market by Sven Brehler, Engineering Project Manager at TR Fastenings.

As a full service provider with a worldwide reach from the USA to Asia and Europe to the UK, TR Fastenings works closely with automotive Tier 1 companies to respond to their needs and global developments. 

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TR responds to unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand  

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic created a surge in global demand for medical equipment, with the subsequent knock-on effect of a huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, specifically for those companies producing essential equipment, including ventilators. 

TR has been leading the sheet metal fastening industry for over 45 years, providing products to more than 5,000 global customers from 32 business locations in 18 countries. 

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TR Fastenings - keeping it local  

For over 45 years TR Fastenings’ UK manufacturing plant in East Sussex has produced millions of products, including its own highly regarded Hank® brand.

The current purpose built factory which opened in 1992 houses 50 single and multi-spindle machines and produces 3 million parts each month. The multi-spindle machines can form, turn, drill, knurl and part off a steel component in as little as 1.2 seconds.

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TR Formac expands presence in Thailand and joins Electric Vehicle Association  

TR Formac has expanded its global presence by moving into larger premises in Prawet, Bangkok, in response to strong growth across Asia and winning new business from global OEMs. 

The new facility provides around 3000 sq. ft. of space enabling the company to trade more efficiently and to help further strengthen its position in the growing EV market.

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Chris Black of TR Fastenings invited to participate in new NEAA trade group

Chris Black, Director of Automotive Business Development at TR Fastenings has been invited to be the industrial lead for the new Trade Working Group set up by the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA).

This recently launched trade group is a key part of the NEAA’s 5 year strategy to better understand and support the trade activity of its members.

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2020

Congratulations to Michael Dixon from Martin Manufacturing UK who has won our Easter Egg Hunt competition.

Thank you to all who entered our competition. View the full list of answers here.

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TR Fastenings proud to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020  

IWD 2020 is being celebrated across the world today, March 8th 2020 and TR is marking the occasion by sharing latest information on our female apprentices across our UK locations.

Our apprentices make a huge impact on TR, at all levels of the business. We are immensely proud of their achievements and commitment to the company.

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TR Fastenings provides bespoke fastening solution to leading Tier 1 automotive company

Faltec Europe employs TR Fastenings to deliver competitive fastener supply and tooling solution

TR provided ongoing support throughout the initial trial phase and was asked to assist in technical evaluation ready for onsite production at Faltec. This project is indicative of TR’s service which goes far beyond product supply and applications.

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition 2020

Congratulations to Samantha Parker from Fife Fabrications who has won our annual calendar competition!

Check out the answers to see if you managed to find where Terry Torque and Ruby Rivet were hiding too, we would like to thank everyone who took part in this years competition!

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As the automotive revolution gathers pace, new opportunities arise

With the global market for electric vehicles (EV) growing at approximately 60% per year since 2014

As a full service provider with a global reach from the USA to Asia and Europe to the UK, TR Fastenings is consistently developing established relationships with partners and customers throughout the world within the automotive space. 

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Face2Face: Mark Belton

CEO, Trifast plc

Not many people’s career paths will have started from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, but that is where it all began for Mark Belton who in February celebrated 20 years at the global fastenings group Trifast, known in the industry as TR Fastenings. 

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Insight: The role of quality

Maddy Webb, director of quality at Trifast Plc, speaks to Editor Will Lowry about the importance of quality within the fastener industry 

How the Group’s quality strategy is helping it work closer with customers to find optimal solutions.

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TR Fastenings Provides Bespoke Fastening to Leading Tier 1 Automotive Company

Faltec Europe Employs TR Fastenings to Deliver Competitive Fastener Supply and Tooling Solution.

As a global full-service provider TRF was able to identify the original equipment source and submit a competitive supply solution. TRF was awarded the initial business.

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TR Fastenings passes HM Government’s Cyber Essentials audit

Certification allows TR to bid for Government-level and other contracts handling sensitive information

TR Fastenings has passed an audit by HM Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. The certification means that TR is now qualified to bid for Government and other sensitive contracts, given its high standard of base controls in cybersecurity. 

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2019

Congratulations to Matt Wyre from Haughton Design Ltd who has won our Easter Egg Hunt competition.

Thank you to all who entered our competition. View the full list of answers here.

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Celebrating Women and Apprentices at TR Fastenings

Today (8th March 2019) is International Women’s Day. It also marks the end of National Apprenticeship week. 

So, as we are hugely proud of our female employees and our apprentices, we thought we’d have a double celebration today and share some great TR statistics about both!

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition 2019

Congratulations to David Taylor who has won our annual calendar competition.

View David's tie breaker and the answers to our hidden TR's competition 2019.

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TR Scotland reaches 30 year milestone

TR Scotland is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having first opened in April 1988. It was the third TR site to open in the UK, following Uckfield and Belfast.

The Scotland team originally consisted of just ten people, spanning warehouse, sales and management positions. 

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TR Fastenings supports growing EV sector with tailored resources for charging units

Global fastener firm has the extensive product ranges and expertise needed to support the design, manufacture and development of charging units for Electric Vehicles.

Global fastenings manufacturer and distributor, TR Fastenings, is working with a number of firms involved in the design, manufacture and development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) with the main focus on the associated charging units.

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TR’s Geoff Budd shares insights and experience at Fastener Taiwan 2018

Geoff Budd, European Managing Director of global fasteners manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings was one of the featured speakers at the Global Fastener Summit in Taiwan in April.

The three day 2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show is the world’s third-largest and Asia’s second-largest professional trade show.

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TR Fastenings launches Technical and Innovation Centre in Gothenburg

New facility is located in the thriving Lindholmen Science Park, a hub for automotive innovation

TR Fastenings (TR) has opened a new Technical and Innovation centre in Gothenburg, the heart of Sweden’s automotive industry. 

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2018

Congratulations to Joanne Griffiths who has won our Easter Egg Hunt competition.

Thank you to all who entered our competition. View the full list of answers here.

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition 2018

Congratulations to Nicola Pritchard who has won our annual calendar competition.

View Nicola's tie breaker and the answers to our hidden TR's competition 2018.

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Janus Perspective - Mark Belton, CEO of Trifast plc, parent company of TR Fastenings

Interview by Will Lowry, Editor for Fastener and Fixing Magazine.

The key word that sums up 2017 for us as a business is growth.

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BIAFD: 'Women in the Industry' - An interview with Glenda Roberts, Group Sales Director of TR Fastenings Ltd

Interview by Will Lowry, Editor for Fastener and Fixing Magazine.

"I could see from joining TR that the company was growing and it just felt the right thing to do"

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TR Fastenings invests in new state of the art SLA 3D printer

Global fastenings manufacturer and distributor, TR Fastenings, has invested in a new 3D printer.

The printer is an SLA (StereoLithic Apparatus) machine which delivers a far superior quality to the FDM (Fused Deposit Modelling) equipment replacing the existing model.

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TR Fastenings embarks on automotive trade mission to Mexico

TR took part in a British trade mission to Mexico this summer, as part of a group of businesses representing the UK's automotive industry.

The trip hosted by Santander and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), was organised to champion British automotive expertise to Mexican businesses and allow the trade delegates to establish key connections in the region.

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TR Fastenings prioritises information security with ISO 27001 certification

Company’s UK IT service desk and technical teams achieve internationally recognised information security certification

Global fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings (TR) has demonstrated its commitment to information security by gaining ISO 27001 certification for its IT service desk and technical teams in the UK. 

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TR Fastenings Enters World of 3D Modelling with Brand New Product Animations

Global fastener firm TR Fastenings is upgrading its online product catalogue with the introduction of exclusive new 3D models and animations to its website. 

The models and animations, which allow users to move the product images around and see how they are installed and used with other materials or components.

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2017

Congratulations to Lee Garlick who has won our Easter Egg Hunt competition.

Thank you to all who entered our competition. View the full list of answers here.

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Still learning after 40 years – and proud of it

Geoff Budd joined TR Fastenings forty years ago, as a temporary packer. Within ten years he was a director of the rapidly growing business.

Cut Geoff Budd and each corpuscle spilled would carry a TR logo. That’s by no means blind loyalty – here is a man who can be disconcertingly critical as well as disarmingly generous, as his colleagues and extensive contact network across the global fastener industry will attest.

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TR Fastenings Cleans Up With New EBAC Washing Machines Deal

TR Fastenings (TR) has secured a partnership with British firm EBAC, the only UK manufacturer of washing machines.

TR has been appointed as the company’s sole supplier of fasteners and fixings for its new range of domestic washing machines, which is being rolled out throughout the country this year.

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition Results 2017

Congratulations to Christine Cope who has won our annual calendar competition.

View Christine's tie breaker and the answers to our hidden TR's competition 2017.

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Global Company Joins Sussex Chamber of Commerce

TR Fastenings has joined the Sussex Chamber of Commerce 43 years after the company started with five employees and a rented room in Uckfield.

Today TR Fastenings retains headquarters in Bellbrook Park, Uckfield, but as part of Trifast plc has 27 locations worldwide.

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TR Fastenings Expands Into Spain as Part of Global Strategy

TR has expanded its global logistics and customer technical support resources with the opening of a new distribution facility in Barcelona, Spain.

The new operation's initial focus will be on the burgeoning Tier 1 automotive sector, which continues to be an important growth-driver for the company.

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TR Fastenings Sponsors Stylish Swedish-designed Sidebuddy

The new exo-solution for city transportation.

As our cities become increasingly congested with traffic and pollution, bicycles are proving an increasingly popular way to get around town more quickly and easily - and with the added benefit of zero emissions.

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TR Fastenings' New Website: The Go-to Resource for Engineers

TR is a major manufacturer and supplier of mechanical fasteners for the automotive, electronics, telecoms, domestic appliance and general industrial sectors, with an annual output of 50 billion components worldwide.

As a leading global assembly partner, TR fully understands the requirements of engineers.

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TR Norway's Space Odyssey: Supplying Fasteners for the New Mars Rover

TR Fastenings Norway, is pleased to have been asked to supply essential rivets and tools for a Radar Imager for the new NASA Mars Exploration Rover which launches in 2020.

This is the first time components that TR have supplied have gone into space, and it is exciting to be a small part of future history.

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TR Fastenings Belfast: Specialists in Fastenings Solutions

TR Fastenings Belfast specialises in the supply of fasteners to the Crushing & Screening, Earthmoving, Agriculture and Materials Handling Equipment sectors throughout Ulster & Leinster, stocking high tensile grades 8.8 and 10.9 bolts up to M48.

These complement the company's standard fastener range which can be found on its website.

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TR Perspective on UK Fastener Market

By Geoff Budd, Trifast Director and European Managing Director.

With over 40 years' experience in the fastener industry, we have witnessed numerous changes within the UK market and always strike to respond to the ever-changing requirements of the domestic manufacturing sector.

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Investment in New X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Reinforces TR Fastenings' Commitment to Ensuring Compliance & Customer Confidence

TR is seriously committed to ensuring all its products comply with the necessary substance-based legislation.

These European directives restrict the amounts of hexavalent chromium, lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous elements in products.

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Pushing the Boat out at TR Fastenings Poole with New Product Range

A member of British Marine and park of the global TR group, TR Poole has 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 range of +315 Deg C silicone masking caps and plugs.

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TR Fastenings Helps Make Hair Straighteners Safer

Durability of Burn-Prevention Invention Enhanced by Bespoke Solution.

Designed to protect young children and pets from serious burns, the DAIO is a revolutionary hair appliance organiser with a clever universal bracket.

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TR Fastenings Easter Egg Hunt Competition Results 2016

Congratulations to Fiona Elliott who has won our Easter Egg Hunt Competition.

Thank you to all who entered our compeition. View the full list of answers.

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TR Launches New Website: The go-to place for Engineers, Designers & Buyers

More features, more products and more data

Leading global manufacturer and supplier of industrial components TR Fastenings is delighted to announce the launch of its new website, designed to be the ultimate go-to resource for engineers, designers and buyers, with improved navigation and functionality throughout. 

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition Results 2016

Congratulations to James Asbury who has won our annual calendar competition.

View James' tie breaker and the answers to our hidden TR's competition 2016.

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Maximising Fastener Potential in the Automotive Sector

By Chris Black, Director of Global Automotive Business Development at TR Fastenings

According to a recent report into the automotive industry by leading management consultants Strategy & Co, despite the fact the automotive sector globally has been enjoying a period of relatively strong growth and profitability for the past few years, OEMs face some serious challenges ahead.

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Working in Partnership: New Dual Branded Trailer

SDV Ltd, a leader in global supply chain management, has recently rebranded one of its trailers to feature a specially designed joint SDV and TR Fastenings logo.

As one of TR Fastenings’ major suppliers of international logistics, SDV has been providing a door-to-door service for the company’s logistical needs over the past five years.

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TR Fastenings Welcomes MP Nus Ghani to its Uckfield Headquarters

TR was delighted to welcome the recently-elected MP for Wealden to its HQ in Uckfield

Hosted by Geoff Budd, European Managing Director at TR and a Director of Trifast, the visit was both an opportunity for Nus Ghani to tour the manufacturing plant based in Uckfield which specialises in producing the company’s own-brand Hank rivet bush and to speak to members of staff at the firm.

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TR Fastenings Welcomes China Fastener Industry Association on First Visit to UK

TR has strengthened its position as a global leader in the fastener industry following the success of the recent VIP visit by Mr Feng Jin Yao, Chairman of the China Fastener Industry Association (CFIA) to its headquarters in Sussex.

Accompanied by his colleagues Mr Jinyao Wu, Mr Shen Jia Hua and Ella Leung, editor of China Fastener magazine, Mr Feng Jin Yao was taken on a private tour of TR’s manufacturing plant in Uckfield.

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TR Fastenings Calendar Competition Results 2015

Congratulations to Caroline Wilson from Calsonic Kansei who has won our annual calendar competition!

Caroline's tie breaker was: What I like about TR... 'A service with a smile, they always see a job through with great customer service, for our bolts and screws.'

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Geoff Budd, European Managing Director of TR - New Chairman for BIAFD

At its recent meeting the Executive of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors elected Geoff Budd as its Chairman for the next two years.

Geoff Budd is a Director of Trifast plc and European Managing Director of TR Fastenings, with more than 38 years wide-ranging experience in the fastener industry.

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TR Fastenings Invests in 3D Printing

TR has invested in a highly sophisticated 3D printer for the purpose of creating testing and prototyping parts, predominantly for the automotive industry.

The 3D printer will use molten plastic to produce the prototypes, enabling customers to see what a particular part might look like before they commit to ordering a large quantity.

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TR Fastenings: Holding Industry Together

An interview with Malcolm Diamond, MBE, Executive Chairman, Trifast plc

TR Fastenings designs, manufactures and distributes mechanical fasteners on a global basis and delivers to more than 50 countries through its 25 locations across Europe, Asia and the US.

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TR Southern Fasteners Joins British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors

TR Southern Fasteners is delighted to announce that it has become a member of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors (BIAFD).

A highly-respected trade organisation which represents its members on issues directly related to the fastener industry, including raw material and supply chain trends, legislation and regulation, and product development.

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Why Fasteners Fail After Passing the Stress Test

By Dr Lou Raymond (Ph.D., P.E. (CA), FASTM, FIAE)

When a fastener fails because of hydrogen embrittlement, the blame often tends to be unfairly pointed at the supplier. 

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Imagine a world without fasteners

2013 has been a landmark year for TR Fastenings as it celebrated 40 years at the forefront of the fastenings distribution and manufacturing business. 

TR’s products are used by electrical engineers every day and advances in product technology and design means that TR is constantly adapting and expanding its range in response to customer demand.

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Sticky Fingers at TR Fastenings!

Innovative Team-Building Ideas Prove Recipes for Success.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry beware! Employees at TR Fastenings, a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners and fixings, are proving they are as adept at baking as they are at business, with the success of two new initiatives.

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TR Group majors on the design

TR supplies over 150 million components every day, majoring on the design, manufacture and distribution of mechanical fasteners on a global basis.

This competitive combination has fuelled sales and geographic expansion over the past two decades and today the TR Group has over 5,000 customers and has attained ‘Preferred Vendor’ status with over 30 global customers; offering a cradle to grave solution, from design through to VMI logistics service and aftercare.

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A World Of Opportunity

TR Fastenings Ltd, Headquartered in Uckfield, UK, celebrated its 40th Anniversary last month. 

Will Lowry visited the company to find out how it has developed from a buying and selling operation initially set up in an old convent - to a global fastenings manufacturer that supplies 150 million components to customers worldwide every day.

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Sunseeker and TR Fastenings – A Partnership Forged on Excellence

Synonymous with the ultimate in marine luxury, Sunseeker is an iconic, global brand whose success lies in its tireless pursuit of excellence and innovation.

One of Sunseeker’s key supply partners is TR Fastenings, with which it has worked closely for many years.  A leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial fasteners and fixings. TR Fastenings is well-positioned to supply Sunseeker with a vast range of essential fasteners and chandlery fittings.

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Bridge Failure Sparks Concern Over Hydrogen Embrittlement

Engineers know hydrogen embrittlement is a bad thing. However, ask many to explain what it is and how to avoid it, and you may be met by silence. 

The phenomenon occurs when hydrogen atoms penetrate the crystalline molecular structure of metals and weaken the bonds.

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Global fastenings manufacturer TR Fastenings celebrates its 40th birthday this month and reveals ambitious future growth plans.

TR Fastenings supplies around 150 million components to customers worldwide every day.

The multi-million pound business has grown over the last 40 years both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In addition to its own-branded product ranges, TR Fastenings owns a number of prestigious world-class licences, including the Pozidriv® trademark for the UK, Pozi® in the EU and the MAThread® and Torx®

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TR Fastenings Advises Manufacturers to Prepare for RoHS 2

EU Member States now have 18 months to introduce the revised directive ‘RoHS 2’

With the European Commission formally adopting an extension to the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, many more electronic devices will be impacted by the strict new regulations on the use of heavy metals and dangerous chemicals.

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Growth Bucks Trend

According to the latest NCB Purchasing Managers’ Index, Irish manufacturing activity contracted at its sharpest rate in two years during September. 

However, TR Southern Fasteners, leading global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, based in Mallow, Southern Ireland, is bucking this trend with the business reporting over 35% growth over the last two years.

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My five lessons – Jim Barker, Chief Executive, Trifast plc

An established presence in China is undoubtedly a bonus when getting to grips with the market opportunities there. Read Jim Barker's 5 lessons from the Trade Exchange.

Having an established presence in China is undoubtedly a bonus when getting to grips with the market opportunities there.

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Micro solutions to massive growth - Fastener and Fixing Technology editorial

Electronics light the way - India’s economy has been booming leading to growth in a wide range of industry sectors. As a result India has become an exciting innovative marketplace for fastenings.

India’s economy has been booming leading to growth in a wide range of industry sectors. As a result India has become an exciting innovative marketplace for fastenings. Jeremy Scholefield, Director of Strategic Business – Electronics Sector, TR Fastenings, explains.

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