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2017

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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 strengthens sheet metal offering with Press-Form and Haeger partnership

TR Fastenings is cementing its position as a full-service supplier for sheet metal customers via its special relationship with Press-Form Machinery Ltd.

Press-Form is the UK’s official agent and service partner for Haeger Insert Presses..

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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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2016

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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, www.trfastenings.com 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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2015

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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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2014

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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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Smart Fasteners for a SMARTtill

TR Fastenings Provides Bespoke Solutions for Cash Bases’ Customised Cash Drawers

A global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, TR Fastenings has positioned itself as a market leader with one particular product range – sheet metal fasteners. 

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2013

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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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2011

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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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